Workshop on Social Business at Eastern University

A workshop on "Social Business" at Eastern University was held on 25th April. The timing of the workshop was from 3pm till 5pm. It was organized by the School of Business, Eastern University in collaboration with Yunus Centre.

The whole program was divided into three sessions. Around 50-60 students were present during the workshop. Participants of the workshop included faculty members and students along with Professor Dr. Ashraf Hossain, Chairman, Faculty of Business Administration & Afruza Sultana, and Assistant Director of Career Service & International Office.

In the first session, Ms. Afruza Sultana, Assistant Director of Career Service & International Office, introduced the Yunus Centre team and presented a small speech on the purpose of this workshop. Followed by the speech on social business from M. F. M Amir Khashru, Social Business Coordinator, YC.

In the Second Session the video of the Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus has been showed to everyone then Md. Nazmul Hossain, Academic Advisor, YC, Lecturer Department of Marketing, DU gave a broad description on the concept of Social Business. Labib Tarafdar , Assistant Program Officer, YC gave a presentation which was based on the overall concept, purpose, mission, ongoing activities of Yunus Centre regarding Social Business.

Social Business Promotional Tour at Rajshahi University

After opening the countrywide social business promotional tour by conducting a workshop at the Daffodil International University, the Yunus Centre Social Business team set off for Rajshahi to conduct a similar workshop for the students of the Social Work Department of Rajshahi University.

The reception was overwhelming, with a turnout of almost 500 students, which included a number of students from other departments as well.

The workshop was broken down into 3 phases. The 1st phase consisted of an introduction, with a speech by the University representatives and Mr. M.F.M. Amir Khashru from the Yunus Centre team. A presentation and information sharing of social business followed by a brief Q/A session took place during the 2nd phase while th 3rd and final phase was the workshop.

In the first phase, the host gave the opening speech, Dr. Md. Faruque Hossain (Associate Professor, Department of Social Work) followed by Prof. Dr. Syeda Afreena Mamun, Head of the same department.

After that the podium was handed over to Mr. Khashru who started with an introduction to what Yunus Centre does and talked briefly on social business and its impact globally. His speech ended with the mention of the structure of the workshop.

Mr. Md. Nazmul Hossain and Mr. Labib Tarafdar conducted the second phase of the workshop. The idea of this phase was to give to the attendees, sufficient knowledge about social business through a presentation on the ideology of the concept, its global impact, global network and real life examples of social business ventures. This was followed by a brief Q/A session.

A workshop on social business at Daffodil International University on 28th March 2012

A workshop on "Social Business" was organized on 28th March, 2012 at DIU auditorium. It was organized by Social Business Cell, Faculty of Business and Economics Center, DIU, in collaboration with the Yunus Centre.

The program was divided into three sessions. The first session introduced distinguished guests from home and abroad. Participants of the workshop included faculty members and students, of which all of the departmental heads of the university were present. In the second session, a presentation was given by the Yunus Center team, headed by M. F. M Amir Khashru, Social Business Coordinator, YC. Other presenters were Md. Nazmul Hossain Academia Advisor, YC, Lecturer Department of Marketing , DU, Labib Tarafdar , Assistant Program Officer, YC. The last session was a brain-storming session in which Labib Tarafdar, Assistant Program Officer, Yc, Fiamma Degl'Innocenti, Intern, YC, Teddy Sun, Intern, YC, Mohammad Atif bin Shafi, Intern, YC, and Mr. Musa Ibrahim, Mountaineer and Journalist explained different social problems of Bangladesh which can be addressed by Social Business ideas from home. During this session a significant number of questions were raised by the students regarding Social Business and its different aspects. Later on, the working files were distributed among the students. The session was ended by light refreshment at 7.00pm.

DIU was proud to honor Professor Muhammad Yunus, for being selected as one of the 12 Greatest Entrepreneurs of Our Time by Fortune Magazine, with the presentation of a crest. The crest was received by Mr. M. F. M. Amir Khashru on behalf of YC.

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