Two Bangladeshi youths on Forbes list

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Mizanur Rahman Kiron and Shougat Nazbin Khan, two Bangladeshi youths, have made it on the list of under-30 social entrepreneurs of Asia this year.

The annual list by American business magazine Forbes features the 30 youngsters from Asia who are leveraging business tools to solve the world’s problems.

Shougat Nazbin Khan founded H A Digital School and College on her familys land in Bangladesh, with the goal of providing education for the rural poor through digital tools. The school charges a minimal tuition while offering free textbooks, school uniforms and transport. Khan, who has helped 600 children so far, received the Commonwealth Youth Award for Asia in 2016.

Md Mizanur Rahman founded the Physically-Challenged Development Foundation (PDF), a nonprofit organisation helping disabled youth in Bangladesh since 2008.

The organisation provides work skill trainings while trying to raise awareness of disability issues in the country.

In its second year, the Asia list features 300 impressive young entrepreneurs -- 30 in each of the 10 categories -- from all walks of life, pushing the boundaries of innovation.

 30 Under 30 Asia: Two Bangladeshi youths, have made it on the list of Forbes year <https://www.forbes.com/30-under-30-asia/2017/social-entrepreneurs/> Of 2017

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<https://www.forbes.com/profile/md-mizanur-rahman/?list=30under30-asia-social-entrepreneurs>

<https://www.forbes.com/profile/shougat-nazbin-khan/?list=30under30-asia-social-entrepreneurs>

April 12, 2017

Two Bangladeshi youths, Mizanur Rahman Kiron  <https://www.forbes.com/profile/md-mizanur-rahman/?list=30under30-asia-social-entrepreneurs>and Shougat Nazbin Khan  <https://www.forbes.com/profile/shougat-nazbin-khan/?list=30under30-asia-social-entrepreneurs>have made it on the list of Forbes Asia under-30 social entrepreneurs this year <https://www.forbes.com/30-under-30-asia/2017/social-entrepreneurs/>.

The annual list by Forbes features the 30 youngsters from Asia who are leveraging business tools to solve the world’s problems.

Diversity and empowerment: two words that come to mind when attempting to summarize ’this years 30 Under 30 Asia list <https://www.forbes.com/30-under-30-asia/2017/>. In its second year, the Asia list features 300 impressive young entrepreneurs -- 30 in each of the 10 categories -- from all walks of life, pushing the boundaries of innovation.

I mention diversity because the list is representative of this huge region geographically. From China (76 honorees) to India  (53 honorees) and Southeast Asia to Australia (29 honorees), Uzbekistan (1 honoree) and Bhutan (1 honoree), there are 24 countries represented and over 30 nationalities in total -- including young expats who have flocked to the region to help fuel its growth.

When it comes to empowerment, the list doesnt disappoint either. We celebrate the achievements of a number of talented women <https://www.forbes.com/30-under-30-asia/2017/pioneer-women/>, some of whom have actually risked their lives for what they believe in. We include Malaysian entrepreneurs like Neelofa, 28, and Vivy Yusof, 29, who have launched successful businesses and are shattering stereotypes about Muslim women. We feature Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui, 20, who became a sensation after discussing her period live on TV -- often a taboo subject. Other women making their mark are China’s first supermodel Liu Wen, 29, Paradise Sorouri, 27, an Afghani rapper who endured death threats for her music and activism, and Hong Kong’s Chan Yuenting, 28, who became the first female soccer coach to win a top flight men’s championship.

Md Mizanur Rahman

Founder, Physically-challenged Development Foundation

<https://www.forbes.com/profile/md-mizanur-rahman/?list=30under30-asia-social-entrepreneurs>

Founded in 2008, the Physically-Challenged Development Foundation (PDF) is a nonprofit organization helping disabled youth in Bangladesh. The organization provides work skill trainings while trying to raise awareness of disability issues in the country.

Shougat Nazbin Khan

Founder, H. A. FOUNDATION

<https://www.forbes.com/profile/shougat-nazbin-khan/?list=30under30-asia-social-entrepreneurs>

Khan founded H. A. Digital School & College on her familys land in northern Bangladesh, with the goal of providing education for the rural poor through digital tools. The school charges a minimal tuition while offering free textbooks, school uniforms and transport. Khan, who has helped 600 children so far, received the Commonwealth Youth Award for Asia in 2016. She has also developed a low-cost solar irrigation system for which she was awarded the Green Talent award in 2015.

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