Bangladeshi team “Luminous Teen” wins Hack for Earth award 2021
Luminous Teen, a social enterprise aimed at popularizing teen self-employment, became the winner of the Partnership category in Hack for Earth 2021.
Hack for Earth (https://www.hackforearth.com/) is a global online hackathon that took place over two weeks from October 22 to November 7 with the aim of finding real solutions to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations.
In total, 1,370 teams from 121 countries took part in this prestigious competition (affiliated with the Swedish government and global giants like AstraZeneca).
The team was led by Md Jahirul Islam (Bangladesh team member, International Earth Science Olympiad 2021) and consisted of three other members: Md Talha Jobaer, Sorder Rakib Hasan and Md Adib Raian, including Raheeb Sadman and Nasif Mahdi.
For an outstanding solution when it comes to the criteria – understandability, feasibility, innovation, scalability, SDG and team resolution, the winner in the Partnership Challenge category is Luminous Teen.
Luminous Teen strives to ensure a certain degree of financial independence through the enrichment of high school, corporate relations and internships.
This is a market specifically designed to accelerate the employability of young children, with a vision to help end child labor by 2025.
Md Jahirul Islam, founder of Luminous Teen, was invited to the Hack for Earth Award ceremony on December 15 at the United Nations Hub at Expo2020 in Dubai, where he will present the solution to the Head Jury Group, who will select the Hack for Prize winner of the earth.
The awards ceremony will be a physical event and will also be televised live with high profile guests and speakers at the United Nations Hub at Expo2020 Dubai on December 15.