Nabil Bank Launches Nabil School of Social Entrepreneurship (Nabil SSE)

November 26, 2021 | Investopaper

Nabil Bank has officially launched Nabil School of Social Entrepreneurship (Nabil SSE), a CSR initiative to support, develop and promote social entrepreneurship in Nepal. Nabil SSE was formally announced during a launch program conducted today at Tribhuvan University (TU) in the presence of Prof. Dr. Dharma Kanta Baskota, Vice Chancellor – TU as the Chief Guest.

Through Nabil SSE, the Bank aims to foster socio-economic transformation by promoting social entrepreneurship within the society based on innovative solutions to long-term social problems. In order to create learning programs under Nabil SSE, the Bank has partnered with School for Social Entrepreneurs India (SSE India) who will be playing the role of ‘Technical Partner’ to help identify, support and encourage entrepreneurial capacity amongst people working towards creating social impacts.

Nabil SSE will be offering two different programs namely

1) Fellowship Program in Social Entrepreneurship, and

2) Certificate Course in Social Entrepreneurship.

The Fellowship Program will be a 6-month long program, which will be conducted in partnership with Tribhuvan University School of Management, Faculty of Management. In order to run the Fellowship Program, the Bank has established Nabil Centre for Social Entrepreneurship (NCSE) within the premises of Tribhuvan University School of Management. By the end of this program, 40 fellows will be completing a 6-month course and 12 months of mentorship, which will equip them to start their own social enterprises with the support from Nabil SSE team.

Province College/University Name
1 Mahendra Morang Adarsh Multiple Campus
2 Birgunj Public College
Bagmati Campion College
Gandaki Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Pokhara University
Lumbini Kshitiz International College (an acaDeMic chain of New Horizon College)
Karnali Surkhet Model College
Sudur Paschim Sudur Pashchimanchal Academy

Similarly, the Bank has partnered with 7 different colleges/universities from every province to run a 3-month Certificate Course for social entrepreneurs.

A dedicated learning team will be curating the course with the support of partnering academic institutions. These partnering colleges/universities will be delivering the program, while the central learning team will be playing an oversight role. Nabil SSE plans to enroll 700 participants per year (28 cohorts per year and 25 participants per cohort) across all 7 provinces.

During the event, Mr. Anil Keshary Shah, CEO of Nabil Bank shed light on how Nabil SSE intends to provide a strong platform to budding social entrepreneurs who want to create sustainable solutions through their innovative approach to tackle various social issues prevailing in Nepal, thereby creating positive social impacts. Nabil SSE is expecting to receive candidates from all over Nepal, as well as address issues of various marginalized communities and indigenous people.

After the announcement of Nabil SSE, individuals interested to participate in the fellowship program can submit an application by following the link: Nabil SSE Application Form

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