The second season of Training on Social Business Development (TSBD) was organized on 6th December, 2014 at EMK Centre, bringing together the youths from all over Bangladesh where Change Makers was a co-organizer of the event. The applicants were warmly welcomed by the organizers. The training program was divided into couple of sessions where topics such as— the Social Business Basics, how to develop it, what it takes to be a social entrepreneur, from IDEA to Social Business. The event started with the opening plenary where Mr M F M Amir Khashru(General Manager, Yunus Centre), Mr Tanbir Siddique (president & CEO, Change Makers) and Shazeeb M Khairul Islam (Founder & CEO, SBYA Global) were the panelists.
TSBD comprises of couple of segment as- Social Business: Basics, Designing a Social Business Plan, Social Business & Academia and Model Social Business Design Lab. These sessions were conducted by MFM Amir Khashru (General Manager, Yunus Centre), Rezwan Siddiqui (Program Officer, Yunus Centre), Tafsir M Awal (Director, Multimode Group and Panther Social) and Wahid Hossain (Head of Ideation, SBYA Global). In the event various social and financial aspects of Social Business were discussed first. Then the participants came to know about Yunus Centre’s approach, global movement on Social Business, relationships with academics and various aspects of designing a social business plan. Participants were clustered into small focus groups and were asked to come up with social business solution to assigned social problems. The participants generated 6 Social Business ideas that day. 70 students were selected to join the training among hundreds of applicants. The whole training program had been bigger and better than last year. It was a whole day training program, a step towards creating a world without poverty.