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Yunus Addresses Celebration in British Parliament

From left to right: Chair of Social enterprise UK  board Claire Dove, RT Hon Hazel Blears MP, spokesperson for social economy,  Professor Muhammed Yunus, Peter Holbrook, CEO Social enterprise UK, RT Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons,  at the celebration of fourth anniversary of social enterprise UK held at the Parliament building.

From left to right: Chair of Social enterprise UK board Claire Dove, RT Hon Hazel Blears MP, spokesperson for social economy, Professor Muhammed Yunus, Peter Holbrook, CEO Social enterprise UK, RT Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, at the celebration of fourth anniversary of social enterprise UK held at the Parliament building.

Nobel laureate Professor Yunus addressed as chief guest at the celebration of fourth anniversary of social enterprise UK held at the British parliament building to celebrate the occasion of Social Enterprise Day on November 20. Yunus congratulated the Houses of Parliament for their support for social enterprises.

The celebration was jointly hosted by Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon John Bercow MP, and Speaker of the House of Lords, Baroness D’Souza. Professor Yunus was the Chief Guest at the ceremony Co-chaired by the Speakers of both the houses of parliament. Social enterprise delegates from China, Canada, India, Hong Kong, Nigeria, UK, USA and many other countries numbering 150 delegates and senior officials from British government and British social enterprises attended the celebration - showing their commitment to help grow the number of businesses and public bodies buying from Britain’s social enterprises.

YUNUS CENTRE SUPPORTS KHAZANAH ASIA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME 2015

Yayasan Khazanah is offering the Khazanah Asia Scholarship to deserving candidates from Bangladesh to pursue their postgraduate education at selected leading universities in Malaysia. Yunus Centre in Dhaka is organizing & executing this programme in collaboration with Khajanah.

The Criteria for the candidates are:

Criteria for Post Graduate Master Degree Studies
1. Obtained a minimum of Second Class (Upper) Degree (Hons) for Bachelor's Degree or Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of minimum 3.50 CGPA for Bachelor's Degree.
2. TOEFL minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 76 (iBT) or 213 (computer based) or IELTS Band/points 5.5-6.0;
3. Not exceeding 40 years of age as at the enrolment date for the Master programme
4. Applicants will need to show evidence of leadership skills, through active participation in extra-curricular, social or voluntary activities.
5. Good command of English Language; and
6. Medically fit.

Criteria for PHD Programme
1. Obtained a distinction or 'A' grade average or equivalent (if there is a point systems) or CGPA of 3.50 and above at Master Degree.
2. TOEFL minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 76 (iBT) or 213 (computer based) or IELTS Band/points 5.5-6.0;
3. Not exceeding 40 years of age as at the enrolment date for the PhD programme
4. Applicants will need to show evidence of leadership skills, through active participation in extra-curricular, social or voluntary activities.
5. Good command of English Language; and
6. Medically fit.

For Details Please Click Here.

Five New Social Business Projects Approved for Investment at the 37th SB Design Lab

Md. Kamrul Hasan, a 28 year year old son of Grameen Bank borrower of 10 years, presented his business plan for setting up a quail bird hatchery at the 37th Design Lab. The Nobin Udyokta entrepreneur is seen in the photo with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus with his agro products.

Md. Kamrul Hasan, a 28 year year old son of Grameen Bank borrower of 10 years, presented his business plan for setting up a quail bird hatchery at the 37th Design Lab. The Nobin Udyokta entrepreneur is seen in the photo with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus with his agro products.

Press Release
The 37th Social Business Design Lab took place on 15 November 2014 at the Grameen Bank Bhaban. Hundred and fifty participants and observers from national and international organizations including Dr. Cecep Effendi Director General of Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP), a team of American cultural ambassadors, GIZ from Germany, representatives from Centre for Rehabilitation for the Paralyzed (CRP), Queen’s University, Canada, JICA from Japan, participants from different universities at home and abroad including a group of 34 students from South-East University attended the event. There were also participants from Canada, Malaysia, India, Japan, Albania and Italy at the event.

Professor Yunus launches Social Business Week in Tirana

Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama takes a selfie (self picture) with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus during the launch of Social Business Week in Tirana, Albania from 3-8 November.

Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama takes a selfie (self picture) with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus during the launch of Social Business Week in Tirana, Albania from 3-8 November.

The social business week in Albania, from 3-8 November in Tirana, was launched by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and HE Prime Minister of Albania Mr. Edi Rama. Two Senior Ministers and two Deputy Ministers were also present during the social business conference which had a number of activities  planned for the week including a series of activities such as boot camps, workshops, a conference and social business field trips.

 Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama and Professor Yunus made field visits to the social business sites to get feel if the social business in operation. They visited three newly created social businesses including a coffee house run by disabled people as well as a senior citizens' home which is a social business that offers high quality services to promote independence, dignity and quality of life for the elderly in Albania.