⭐【🇧🇩孟加拉社會企業海外見習】 Day 5 ⭐【Part 1】
Bangladesh Social Business Internship Visit
📌2月6日(星期四) Feb. 6th
Schedule: Meet with Professor Muhammad Yunus, Visit Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing
During this social business trip, all of the students not only looked forward to seeing Yunus Professor but also interacting with him. Professor Yunus’s idea is helping whoever is in need and treats everyone equally. Helping is not exclusive to any specific person. Professor Yunus hopes that Yunus Centre could be spread all over the world, helping people in need unconditionally.
With micro-finance, they teach borrowers how to help themselves. Instead of giving them the fish, they give them the fishing rod. For instance, the underprivileged may fall into the vicious cycle on account of the social status. However, by having enough money, they can change their life. Besides, the kids could have the chance to go to school. Above all, life quality could be greatly improved. This is the power of Grameen Bank.
Professor Yunus encouraged us not just follow theories. For in real life, things are not often going so well like theories. Thus, visiting social business companies in person is very meaningful to us.
Professor Yunus’ principle of social business is not to think about profit. He hopes to create “helping power”. He draws the blueprint of a peaceful society. If everyone tends to do nothing, the question would remain there. This is definitely not what social business hopes.
At last, one student asked Professor Yunus whether he thought about giving up his dream of social business. He answered that the main goal of social business is not to make a profit, so it’s quite common to face some difficulties. Nonetheless, he held faith in social business. Helping others generates lots of happiness, which makes him and also everyone happier.
🚐接近中午時我們來到格萊珉卡利多尼雅護理學院(Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing)參訪，首先先由他們的校長Niru Shamsun Nahar為我們做介紹-成立、學生組成以及建校以來的事蹟。
We visited Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing at noon. Niru Shamsun Nahar, the principal of Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing, introduced the establishment, the composition of the students, and the deeds.
Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing is the first private nursing college in Bangladesh and is affiliated to Bangladesh Nursing and Midwifery Council. Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing is a very young college. When it was founded in 2010, they had only 38 students at the time, but they have expanded rapidly internationally and now have 50 different courses and more than 530 graduates from the school. In 2018, they built a new campus near Shahjalal International Airport. The campus we visited today is the one just next to Yunus center.
Their two main goals are:
1. Establish internationally recognized nursing and midwifery institutions in Bangladesh to provide high-quality nursing education.
2. To break the cycle of early marriage, pregnancy, and poverty by providing educational opportunities to rural youth in Bangladesh.
Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing has very few male students. They have a rule that no more than 10% of male students could be enrolled. Among the 241 students enrolled in their four-year program, for example, 205 students are female and only 36 students are male.
他們在成立後，即和英國的格拉斯哥卡利多尼雅大學(Glasgow Caledonian University)有密切聯絡，並成為合作夥伴，提供格萊珉卡利多尼雅護理學院獎學金機制，甚至提供學生前往英國就讀大學的機會。目前已有6位四年制學生透過獎學金在孟加拉格萊珉卡利多尼雅護理學院完成學業，4位兩年制的學生獲得全額獎學金補助在英國葛萊斯高卡利多尼雅大學順利畢業。
Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing has a close partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University in the UK upon its establishment. Glasgow Caledonian University offers scholarship to the students of Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing, and even provides them the opportunities going to the UK to study. So far six four-year-program students finished the degree in Bangladesh with scholarship and four two-year-program students finished the degree in the UK with full scholarship sponsorship.
🏆格萊珉卡利多尼雅護理學院在2014年獲得聯合利華國際獎（Unilever International Award），被認可為具有正面影響力的組織。
Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing won Unilever International Award in 2014 and was recognized as an organization with a positive impact.