Zakat Hosue at FOSIS Annual Conference

June 20, 2011 at 11:41 am Leave a comment

By Abubaker Adam

I spent most of my weekend at FOSIS’s 48th Annual Conference which was held in Cardiff. The journey – by train – was picturesque as I reflected on the presentation that I would be giving that afternoon. Zakat House had been invited to present at one of the fringe sessions on social entrepreneurship.

The presentation covered social entrepreneurship and Islamic examples of social enterprises. Many inventions or discoveries from the Arab world have gone on change the world such as soap or medical treatments for kidney stones or the use of silk thread to sew wounds. I also showed a video about Muhammad Yunus’s micro financing project Grameen Bank which provided banking services to the poor.

The session was very well attended and I received feedback from all the participants on everything from wanting to know more about Zakat House and how to get involved, to wanting more information about social enterprises and how can more students get involved.

Overall I enjoyed presenting Zakat House and the concept of social entrepreneurship to students, a group that I may not usually get a chance to interact with. I would like to thank FOSIS for inviting me to present at the conference and look forward seeing many students come up with innovative ideas which can help humanity in the future.

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