Friday, 17th February 2017: NOWPDP hosted a session inviting guest speaker Mr. Nadeem Hussain, Former CEO Tameer Microfinance Bank and Founder and Coach at Planet N Group of Companies, to introduce and enlighten attendees with disabilities to the field of Entrepreneurship.
“I am here today to encourage you all to start your own businesses. Pakistan has a very young population and soon we will run out of jobs and will have to do something ourselves”, he began. Finance, marketing and other areas pertaining to launching a business were also touched upon after which attendees raised questions regarding challenges, motivation etc. Emphasis was placed on realistic and workable ideas and the concept of ‘fail forward’ where learning takes place from failing repeatedly till you achieve something.
“Planet N will support NOWPDP in setting up a small incubation center and we will fund up to 10 ideas”, concluded Mr. Nadeem after which an excited crowd of young adults approached him with their ideas and with queries on how to remain in touch with him.
Mr. Amin Hashwani, President – NOWPDP concluded the session by thanking Mr. Nadeem and reinforcing the need for ideas, skills and passion as key ingredients for starting a business as opposed to financial and other resources. NOWPDP looks forward to hosting similar sessions to invest in the development of persons with disabilities at its accessible and inclusive space located in the heart of the city.
NOWPDP is also thankful its wonderful partners – Agha Steel Industries and I Am Karachi for their generous support towards this initiative.