Maker Majlis, a platform of the College of Islamic Studies (CIS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, recently received the Sheikh Hasina Youth Volunteer Award at a special ceremony at the Bangladesh Embassy in Qatar.
Maker Majlis won the “Best Innovative Idea” category for the Middle East, which aimed to “reward individuals and organizations that have come up with the most innovative and creative voluntary initiatives in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic”. Bangladesh Ambassador Mohamed Jashim Uddin and Third Secretary Mohamed Nashir Uddin presented Maker Majlis with a crest and certificate of appreciation on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which co-organized the Sheikh Hasina Youth Volunteer Awards with the Ministries of Youth and Sports and Cultural Affairs.
The initiative was organized under the auspices of “Dhaka Organization of Islamic Cooperation Youth Capital 2020”. The award specifically recognized Maker Majlis for the impact it has created in the lives of young people by empowering them to embody the Sustainable Development Goals through various events and activities.
During the pandemic, a robust program of virtual initiatives such as “Design Post-Covid Humanity” and “Schifa” presented young people around the world with an educational journey to help them design a roadmap for a fairer, more humane inclusive and sustainable.
Dr M Evren Tok, Vice Dean for Innovation and Community Development and Founder of Maker Majlis, represented IEC at the Embassy event, accompanied by Dr Syed Nazim Ali, Director of Research Division and Director of the Center for Islamic Economics and Finance Dr. Mustafa Osman I Elamin, Professor of Islam and Global Affairs, Bayan Khaled, Researcher, and Alina Zaman, Research Assistant.
Dr. Ibrahim M Zain, Acting Dean of CIS, said: “We are honored by this recognition for Maker Majlis.
Amid the challenges of Covid-19, young people have suffered much of the impact of social isolation during the lockdowns.
Our virtual programs aimed to keep them connected and find ways to continue to channel their abilities to create social change.
Through Maker Majlis, the spirit of the Sheikh Hasina Youth Volunteer Award, which aims to recognize the determination and determination of young volunteers around the world, will be continued. »