By Mehta Mahjabeen

CodersTrust launches workforce inclusion initiative for transgender and third-gender communities in partnership with government

5000 transgender and third-gender individuals to be trained in collaboration with Bangladesh Computer Council

Dhaka, Bangladesh

CodersTrust launches workforce inclusion initiative for transgender and third-gender communities in partnership with government

CodersTrust has launched today a digital skilling program aimed at empowering and including the third-gender and transgender community in the digital economy forging a groundbreaking collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh. CodersTrust will be delivering the countrywide training under its NationWIDE (Nationwide Workforce Inclusion for Digital Economy) umbrella initiative.

The program was inaugurated by the honorable State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Division, Zunaid Ahmed Palak, who announced a USD 10 million project through CodersTrust to provide short, medium, and long-term training for 5000 transgender and third-gender individuals. This initiative will cover various topics, including basic computer skills and digital marketing, and other digital skills, to significantly boost the employment opportunities and entrepreneurial prospects of this marginalized community of the country.

“I think the transgender/third-gender people will play a greater role in successfully creating a smart Bangladesh by being properly skilled. And in their journey, we’ve got CodersTrust with us,” said Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP.

Aziz Ahmad, Founder and Chairman of CodersTrust expressed CodersTrust’s commitment to promoting inclusion, diversity, and equality in the workforce. He said, “This transformative endeavor aims to unlock the untapped potential of the third-gender and transgender community, enabling them to seamlessly integrate into the national workforce while catalyzing Bangladesh’s growing digital economy.”

5000 transgender and third-gender individuals to be trained in collaboration with Bangladesh Computer CouncilDigital skilling of third-gender and transgender community

During the event, Ranjit Kumar, serving as the Executive Director of the Bangladesh Computer Council, and Saleh Ahmed, President of Bandhu Welfare Society, delivered thought-provoking speeches, adding their valuable insights to the occasion.

This pioneering effort represents a remarkable step forward in empowering marginalized communities and promoting social progress. CodersTrust and the partnering organizations’ collective efforts are ready to set a shining example of an inclusive and empowered digital future, promising equal opportunities for all Bangladesh citizens, regardless of gender identity. Together, we embrace diversity, uniting Bangladesh toward a brighter, more equitable, and inclusive digital era.

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