Daylong programme on social business heldStaff Correspondent
Grameen Telecom Trust and SKS Foundation on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding for rearing sheep by poor women in Gaibandha through the social business model preached by Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus.
The signing was held at the 7th Social Business Design Lab held at Yunus Centre in the capital, said a Yunus Centre release.
Six new social business plans were presented at the daylong Social Business Lab chaired by Muhammad Yunus.
The six new plans were Coco-Pith Plastic Compound Industry of Bagerhat, Potential Advancement Network and Hub (PANAH), Saiyada Krishi Farm, Fahim Fish Farming, Social Business for Vulnerable Women at Rakibnagar Slums in Tangail and Adarsha Livestock Farm.
The programme was divided into three major parts — social business project presentation, update of past social business projects and launch and signing of two social business projects.
JMI Pharmaceuticals Ltd presented Tele Medicine Social Business Project at the programme to provide low cost medical services to people living in remote areas.
The programme was attended, among others, by former advisor to the interim regime Tapan Chowdhury, Mahin Group chairman Abdullah Al Mahmud, Gana Sahajya Shangstha chief executive officer Mahmood Hasan, Action on Disability and Development country director Mosharraf Hossain, and Asia Foundation country representative Hasan M Mazumdar attended
The Design Lab was live streamed through the internet.
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