Safa Tahseem and Sami Tahsin are two sisters who represent a new generation of well-educated and self-sufficient Bangladeshi women who are rising in prominence in their home country today. They are women who play sports, watch movies and are part of a heavy metal band. And they are women who dream of a better and safer Bangladesh.
Telenor Youth Summit
I stepped out of the hotel, not daring to believe my eyes. All I could see was white! The roads, the benches, the trees… everything was covered in a blanket of snow. A few lazy snowflakes drifted down, lightly brushing my face. I stuck out my tongue, just like in the movies, and caught one. In fact, this whole affair felt like a movie – as if I had woken up one day and found myself cast in an eternal Christmas special.
It all started with a seminar held by Grameenphone at our university campus. The idea of bringing about a positive social change through mobile technology piqued the interest of my sister, Safa Tasneem’s and me (Sami Tahsin) by leaps and bounds. 400 online business plan entries were submitted to Grameenphone from all over the country; which turned into the top 28 in the discussion round, with the top 5 teams then making it to the Grand Finale.