Going beyond Giving

2nd April 2019 0 comments Elsie Ong Categories Highlights

“Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, teach a man how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”

Starting from 2017, Taylor’s Community-CIMB Islamic formed a partnership aiming to alleviate urban poverty through an entrepreneurship program, called Program Keusahawanan (PK). PK is crafted for business owners within the low cost public housing communities under the Program Perumahan Rakyat (PPR). Through these two years, we have seen the impact from this program where charity is transformed to sustainability, to go beyond giving, where participants are educated and empowered to fish for themselves.

Following the completion of PK1.0 2018, we felt that more can be done for these participants. Thus, in 2018, Taylor’s Community decided to launch a part 2 where more business and marketing workshops were held over 6 months to further educate them. Furthermore, scholarships in monetary form were given to the participants as incentives to attend the classes. We are encouraged by their dedication and commitment towards learning and growing, in their business as well as their personal well-being.

Most of them highlighted that PK boosted their monthly income, increased their confidence and widened their network. Here are some of their words:

Moreover, we are adding their children to the troop by forming a mini entrepreneurs Program. Our objective is to shape the younger generation with an entrepreneurial mindset, tackling attitudes, skills and behaviours. Teaching entrepreneurship is all about instilling inter-disciplinary skills which boost attributes such as self-motivation, creativity, adaptability, problem solving and innovation that will help them grow personally, academically and professionally.

“In 2019, it is our vision to educate and empower 1000 entrepreneurs!”

Moving forward, our leaders, both Dato’ Loy Teik Ngan, CEO of Taylor’s Education Group, and Mr. Rafe Haneef, CEO of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad, are committed to bring this program to the next level, engaging more potential partners and stakeholders. In 2019, it is our vision to reach 1000 entrepreneurs across Malaysia. To make this happen, we need everyone’s support! We hope you’ll be part of us, part of our mission in transforming charity into sustainability.

Attached below is the testimonies of our participants, see how they have helped themselves! We only provided them a platform, they themselves did it!

For more info and enquiries to join us or collaborate, do contact us at: taylors.community@taylors.edu.my

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