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Social Enterprise award for Shah Rukh Abbas

Ms. Shah Rukh Abbas (PhD student, CABs-Hall Lab) was awarded, along with her team member Faisal Khan from University of Oxford, for both of their Business ideas in CUE £1K Award ceremony. The team won £1K Challenge 2010-11 for its Social enterprise Venture “Khadija’s Business Park ’’ which provides Women Empowerment as a possible solution to alleviate the economic crises caused by the2010 devastating floods in Pakistan.

Their 2nd Plan “Sphericos Biotechnologies ’’ was also awarded with CUE £1K-2010-11 Commendation prize for Clean Tech stream.

Both the co- founders of Khadija Business Park, belong to the worst hit area of Pakistan and are passionate about realizing the plan and planning on taking it further by seeking for investment.

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