Yunus Receives Gold Medal From Modi

Press Release (04 January, 2017)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi honours Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus for his contribution to the society with a gold medal while inaugurating the 104th Indian Science Congress in Triputi India on January 3, 2017. Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, is also seen beside him. Photo: Collected

Indian PM Narendra Modi has awarded a gold medal to Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus while inaugurating The 104th Indian Science Congress in Triputi India on January 3, 2017. Professor Yunus received this award along with five other Nobel Laureates who were invited as the key speakers in the Congress.Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and several Union Minister as well as good number of famous Indian scientists also spoke during the inauguration.

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL AND MEMBER COUNTRIES OF THE COUNCIL TO END THE HUMAN CRISIS OF ROHINGYAS IN MYANMAR

Dear President and Members of the Security Council,

As you are aware, a human tragedy amounting to ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity is unfolding in Myanmar.

Over the past two months, a military offensive by the Myanmar Army in Rakhine State has led to the killing of hundreds of Rohingya people. Over 30,000 people have been displaced. Houses have been burned, women raped, many civilians arbitrarily arrested, and children killed. Crucially, access for humanitarian aid organisations has been almost completely denied, creating an appalling humanitarian crisis in an area already extremely poor. Thousands have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh, only to be sent back. Some international experts have warned of the potential for genocide. It has all the hallmarks of recent past tragedies - Rwanda, Darfur, Bosnia, Kosovo.

437th Social Business Design Lab Held: Over 100 Crore Invested

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Chang Jung Christian University in Taiwan to Establish Yunus Social Business Centre

New Entrepreneurs (NU), whose business plans are approved for equity investment by social business funds during 437th Social Business Design Lab, are seen with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. The 437th Social Business Design Lab organized by Yunus Centre took place on 19th December 2016 at the Grameen Bank Auditorium.


The 437th Social Business Design Lab organized by Yunus Centre took place on 19th December 2016 at the Grameen Bank Auditorium with nearly 140 national and international participants from Afghanistan, Brazil, Austria and Italy. The Design Lab was chaired by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. 

Six new Nobin Udyokta (New Entrepreneur) business plans were presented at today's Lab. All Nobin Udyokta businesses, presented at the Design Lab are the children of Grameen Bank borrowers’ families. The business plans included an agricultural lemon farming project, retail ready made clothing store, ICT venture and agri-tool manufacturing, like paddy thashing machine.

Ms. Rabeya Begum (Sima), a mother of two, presented her business expansion plan for Village Multimedia. Being considered as an enterprising and entrepreneurial role model for young women in the area, Ms. Rabeya has established herself as an independent ICT entrepreneur. She wants to scale up her business and provide more technology related services besides the basic ones like printing, typing, scanning, internet browsing to the people of the area. 

49 Nurses Graduates from Grameen Caledonian Nursing College

Press Release (22 December, 2016)

320 Children of Grameen Borrowers Pursuing Nursing Degree

Nobel Laureate and Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University(GCU) Professor Muhammad Yunus awarding the top student during the Fifth Graduation Ceremony of Grameen Caledonian Nursing College (GCCN) on Wednesday 21st December, 2016. A total of 49 students graduated this year from the college who are all children of Grameen Bank members.  Photo: Yunus Centre

Fifth graduation ceremony was held on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 at Grameen Caledonian Nursing College (GCCN) with 49 students graduating who are all children of Grameen Bank  borrowers.  Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus presided over the graduation ceremony as the Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), Scotland. Mr Frank Crossan, Professor, GC University & Executive Director, Grameen Caledonian Nursing College represented Vice Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian university at the graduation ceremony. All 49 graduating nurses of this class have been hired by a top private specialized hospital already.

Deadline Extended - KHAZANAH ASIA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME 2017

Yayasan Khazanah is a foundation established by Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah Nasional) - the investment-holding arm of the Government of Malaysia. In line with Khazanah's commitment to selecting and grooming exceptional Malaysian citizens to take on high-level positions at the national level, Yayasan Khazanah is equally committed to developing leaders from fellow Asian countries.

Yayasan Khazanah, in collaboration with Yunus Centre and investee companies, is offering the Khazanah Asia Scholarship to deserving candidates from Bangladesh to pursue their postgraduate education at selected leading universities globally and in Malaysia.

Deadline: December 14, 2016
Age limit: 40 as of December 10, 2016

For Details Please Click Here.

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