Graduation Ceremony of IBA-UNDP YEP (Male Batches)

Graduation Ceremony of IBA-UNDP YEP (Male Batches)

17th January, 2019: IBA Center for Entrepreneurial Development organized a magnificent Graduation Ceremony for the students enrolled in the “Youth Employment Project (YEP)”. IBA and UNDP collaborated for this project and trained 300 male students belonging to the different vocational education and training institutes of Karachi. Entrepreneurship and life skills training were provided to these students during the course of two months (i.e.; November-December, 2018) time interval. The students who successfully completed the course and initiated their entrepreneurial ventures were invited to receive their certificate during the ceremony.

A total of six batches of 300 male students enrolled in the YEP graduation ceremony waited anxiously outside the auditorium. The batches were organized in queue. They were highly enthused and overwhelmed to wear graduation gowns and considered this day as an awe-inspiring day of their lives. Their energy level reached heights when they saw their batch coordinators welcoming them before the start of the ceremony.

The graduation ceremony began at 2:00 pm with the recitation of Holy Quran. After the national anthem, the program initiated with a welcome note and entrepreneurial message. The program was hosted by Mr. Imran Muhammad Khan. Graduating students had glowing faces and cherishing smiles. A host of eminent guests graced the graduation ceremony including; Vice Admiral (R) Mr. Arifullah Hussaini, Mr. Imtiaz, CEO Ghani Glass, Mr. Moin Zaidi, Project Manager UNDP YEP, Mr. Shahid Mir, Mr. Moudi, and many others. The guests were provided mementoes and bouquets during the ceremony in order to appreciate their presence.

The certificate distribution initiated batch wise and the batch coordinators called their students on the stage one by one. The guests distributed certificate amongst the students and appraised their efforts warm heartedly. While receiving certificate; one of the batch four students Shan Ahmed mentioned: “I am obliged to attend the graduation ceremony. The UNDP entrepreneurship program enabled me to recognize my competencies and unleash my hidden potential”. Shan launched his business and earned a handsome amount through his entrepreneurial capabilities unleashed during the program. Likewise, during the ceremony, students shared their entrepreneurial experiences and lemonades.

Graduation Ceremony of IBA-UNDP YEP (Male Batches)

A beautiful drama was prepared by the students enrolled in the Science and Technology Entrepreneurship (STEP) program in the supervision of Mr. Talha. They splendidly explained the difference between causal and entrepreneurial mindsets. During the play, students were amazed to hear the entrepreneurial poem primed by Dr. Shahid Qureshi and chanted by the STEP students. The drama ended with a huge round of applause by the audience. Mr Rao Israr Ahmed invited the students to join IBA CED Flagship Entrepreneurship Program (Batch 9) which will be launched soon.

Last but not the least, the graduation ceremony ended with the “team recognition and appreciation awards”. The hall was applauded with esteeming voices and proud faces when the team members and batch coordinators received their mementos. The student’s hopes were high and they were pleased to carry forward their entrepreneurial ventures in the forthcoming years.

Graduation Ceremony of IBA-UNDP YEP (Male Batches)
Graduation Ceremony of IBA-UNDP YEP (Male Batches)
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