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DU students win designing contest

DU students win designing contest

A team of six students  -- Samin Yasar, Tousif Tanzim Ahmed, Sousan Suha, Zulkernain Tasin, Adib Reza Rongon and Saif Mostafiz from the University of Dhaka (DU)-- with their campaign 'Positive Bangladesh' won 'Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge Spring -19' recently.
The world is been experiencing the increase of hate speech, radicalization and extremism. EdVenture Partners with Facebook, organized 'Peer to Peersince 2015 to mobilize individuals to create and implement localised, community-based social media campaigns, especially empowering the youth in the process.
The competition is held twice a year and has engaged over 10,000 students at 500 universities, in over 68 countries. Previously the final rounds of the event was  held in Washington DC with the support of the US Department of State; however, this time, they decided to go global, and EdVenture Partners in association with Facebook and MolenGeek hosted a week of events in Brussels for the finals.
Students from the American University of Nigeria, CEU Universidad San Pablo and the University of Dhaka flew in to present their ideas to Facebook executives, policymakers and more.
A coordinator was appointed to each team who guided them through any query and technical issue. Teams updated the coordinator about their progress in details starting from team meetings, budget analysis, and social media statistics to events initiated by the campaign. All these were done on a separate online workspace. The final submission was what it all comes down to. Following a set of questionnaire, the entire campaign conducted over months was to be compressed into six pages. 



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