What Is Luminous Teen

Luminous Teen is an impact initiative to ensure a certain degree of financial independence for young people ages 10-24 and bridge the gap between learning and earning by creating decent jobs and fostering workplace skills, with a vision to help eliminate Child Labor by 2025. This idea presents a collaborative, holistic and sustainable approach to the Sustainable Development Goals.

What Luminous Teen
is Solving

According to the International Labor Organization (ILO) estimation, approximately 5 million children in Bangladesh are full-time workers. UNICEF says, "Roughly 160 million children were subjected to child labor at the beginning of 2020, with 9 million additional children at risk due to the impact of COVID-19. This accounts for nearly 1 in 10 children worldwide."

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Target 8.7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals calls for an end to child labor in all its forms by 2025. In the 2017 World Report on Child Labour, ILO has identified six policy areas to respond to child labor, focusing on education and social protection for children while ensuring decent work opportunities for adults in their families. However, ILO explicitly says on their website that simply maintaining the current rate of progress would leave 121 million children still engaged in child labor by the critical target year of 2025. It is a clear indication that we are missing a powerful armor in our battle against child labor.

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Increasing economic inequality and lack of fruitful empowerment still prevail in Bangladeshi communities. The big number of Child Laborers signify that finance lies at the root of a vicious cycle of vulnerabilities in or outside the families. Again, due to the lack of proper incentives, teenagers are missing the tremendous opportunity of growth through hands-on learning of the real world systems. This results in the uprising of mental health hazard cases around the country and the globe as well, especially during the pandemic uncertainty.

What Makes Luminous Teen

Luminous Teen is intended to popularize self-paced Youth Employment and ensure a certain degree of Financial Independence for youth through paid work opportunities, multifaceted business initiatives, corporate connections & internships. We are in the process of building a Global Marketplace for Youth (age 15 to 24) that will ensure their economic empowerment and initial thrust of future career advancement. The marketplace model is divided into three sections:

Digital Platform

Digital Platform is a digital marketplace intended to create/accelerate earning opportunities for skilled youth and youth entrepreneurs (or small business owners).

Innovation Hub

Innovation Hub is where aspiring youth can collaborate, use necessary tools, receive instruction and innovate! It will maintain its uniqueness by showing quick response to the respective economy and societal demands.

Localized Agencies

Localized Agencies are places for local youth to provide marketable services to the neighborhood. They will promote resource exchange among local institutions and democratize them to help prevent harmful activities that cause degradation of youth's values.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

This idea presents a collaborative, holistic and sustainable approach to three of the Sustainable Development Goals -

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Md. Jahirul Islam Founder & CEO

Abdullah Al MuhaimenIdeation & Adaptation Lead

Rahib Sadman Operations Lead

Nasif IqbalCommunity Manager

Afsana Mumu Head of Human Resources

Rabeya Binte AliEngagement Lead

Sorder Rakib HasanTechnical Coordinator

Sakib Hasan AlifJunior Planning Executive

Abrar Al MubasshirJunior Planning Executive

Tilottama Barua Business Development Executive

Tahsin HossainCreative Executive

Talha JubayerYouth Advisor

Sakib KhandakerYouth Advisor

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Starting from right here in Bangladesh. The birthplace of Microcredit; and home to the largest NGO in the world.