Search English is the Winner of Social Media For Empowerment Awards 2018

Bangladeshi online language learning platform, Search English, won the prestigious Social Media For Empowerment Award. Search English won the award in community mobilization category. 180 projects from eight countries of South Asia had been submitted for the award.

Two other organizations- Shunyakal and Enable India won award in the same category.

The awards were handed over to the winners at a Gala Event held at New Delhi yesterday. Search English representative, Biplob Kishore Deb, accepted the award.

Search English founder and Managing Director, Razib Ahmed, said, “It is a matter of great pride and joy for me. For the first time, Search English was nominated for an International award and won it. I want to thank the organizers and the jury board for choosing Search English.”

Neyamot Ullah Mohan, co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Search English said, “This is certainly a great achievement for our startup. When an organization gets recognition for its efforts, it further motivates the people who work for the organization. This award inspired us all to work harder and do something better in future.”

Abul Khayer, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) said, “This is a matter of great pride and joy for us. At the same time it increased our responsibility towards our learners and our society. We created this platform with a goal to help people become skilled in English language and bring positive changes in their lives. We shall now strive to make Search English a world-class language learning platform.”

Co-founder and Chief Research Officer, S. M. Mehdi Hassan said, “In Bangladesh, Bangla medium students suffer a lot in higher education and career due to their poor proficiencies in English language. This year, pass percentage of SSC exams under the eight boards was 79.40%; the lowest in the last eight years. Majority of the students failed in English and mathematics. We created Search English in July of 2016 to help these people. At Search English we encourage people to practice English language and improve their proficiency. In less than two years, 12 lakh people from Bangladesh as well as 100 countries around the world, joined this platform and are practicing English. This award is a recognition of our effort.”

About Search English:

Search English was established in July 2016. Instead of following the traditional system, Search English adopted a different system of practicing English which made it very popular. Aside from Bangladesh, people from 100 countries around the world joined this platform to practice English. They are Pakistan, Myanmar, Philippines, Cambodia, Nepal, India, Malaysia, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.

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About Social Media For Empowerment Award

Social Media for Empowerment Awards is given by Digital Empowerment Foundation to honor the best social media initiatives for the empowerment of the deprived and marginalized sections thus bringing social media experts and government agents from eight South Asian countries on one platform to share their best practices and success stories with participants to inspire them.The first Social media for Empowerment Summit Awards was launched in 2013.


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