Tanzina Nowshin, a Canadian-born Bangladeshi won a global video competition beating nearly 400 participants from over 60 countries.
Tanzina won the Grand Prize of the Education Youth Video Challenge, organised by the US-based International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity known as the Education Commission.
Tanzina, 19, was born in Canada to a family from Sylhet. She is a student of engineering.
Her father Nurul Mostafa Raihan said the achievement honours both Bangladesh and Canada.
Tanzina and her partner Ruth Arunachalam made the video on what their ideal school of the future would look like. The video voices concerns like scarcity of education and the quality of education provided.
The winners will be awarded at the United Nations (UN) where their video will be screened before the Education Commission’s reports in front of the general assembly including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
The Education Youth Video Challenge is a competition for young people from around the world aged 13-30 for producing 30-second videos that addresses two questions: How can education best prepare you for the future? What would your ideal school of the future look like?
UN Special envoy for Global Education and Chair of the Education Commission Gordon Brown will present the awards.