Sustainable Development & Social Entrepreneurship

World of Sanity

Muhammad Yunus, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient once said that

When we want to help the poor, we usually offer them charity. Most often we use charity to avoid recognizing the problem and finding the solution for it. Charity becomes a way to shrug off our responsibility. But charity is no solution to poverty. Charity only perpetuates poverty by taking the initiative away from the poor. Charity allows us to go ahead with our own lives without worrying about the lives of the poor. Charity appeases our consciences.”

Last week, I attended National Event arranged by Hult Prize, Pakistan chapter and was inspired to see young boys and girls from different universities from all over Pakistan participating in it. Now one can ask, what was so different as we mostly see such events held on daily basis. But this was different as those young entrepreneurs were discussing diverse range…

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About Shahid Hussain Raja

An independent consultant with specialization in agriculture sector policies, food security, civil service and governance reforms, capacity building of senior government officers and prosecution of high profile corruption cases in developing countries.
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