Christmas Donation Drive 2018

22 December 2018 no comments Ioana Lupa

Thomson S. Monson, an American religious leader once said, “Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is considered happiness because we see the joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.”

With this, the interns of Taylor’s Community decided to plan a Christmas Donation Drive with Pertubuhan Pusat Kebajikan Destiny, Klang to execute their passion project. This project encourages the staff and students of Taylor’s Education Group to donate any necessary items such as toys, stationeries, food, books and more to the refugee children.

This project was also aimed at enlightening the festival celebration amongst the refugee children aged between 2 to 6 years old. The outcome was overwhelming as we received many donated item from the staff, students as well as the friends of our team members.

The team was welcomed by the teachers and also a few AIESEC Global Volunteers who were staying in Destiny. Taylor’s Community’s star volunteer, Peter Cham, kick-started the evening with a simple aerobic exercise. This woke the children up after a long day schooling in Destiny. However, what truly woke the children up was probably “A Christmas Carol”, a 15-minutes cartoon played for them. The message of the cartoon was to encourage the children to understand the meaning of giving and sharing.

Undoubtedly, the highlight of the evening was when the presents were handed over to the children. Ms Irene J.Dawson, Founder of Destiny, stated that the children were holding the gifts as if it was their life. She also showed the team pictures the children’s parents took of them sleeping with their presents at home.

“I believe you all as  a group have touched the children, their parents and us through your generous and young spirit of giving without any expectation. So thank you for all that you have done for them!”

Irene J. Dawson

“This event is really meaningful as the underprivileged children have a chance to have a good meal and pumped up with presents”!

Vu Ngoc Nhu Quynh

Global Volunteer of Vietnam in Destiny

The interns of Taylor’s Community did a fantastic job in organising this event, we hope that they had a meaningful internship with Taylor’s Community and the team will truly miss the interns!

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Get Rewarded Learning!

14 December 2018 no comments Anne Marie Tan

Last Saturday, before class started, one of the PK Participants, Ahmad Sahmulaili bin Ahmad Bastoni, surprised the other 70 participants with breakfast, using some of his profit gained from The Showcase Bazaar!

The morning started off with an introduction to Touch ‘n Go’s latest e-wallet app. Touch ‘n Go launched this app to not only promote the cashless, e-wallet concept but also to help SME merchants earn from the platform.  Platforms like these help the PPR entrepreneurs a lot to promote their product and services to a wider market.

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The Showcase Bazaar 2018

6 December 2018 no comments Anne Marie Tan

The Showcase Bazaar was successfully held for 3 days from 28 November to 30 November 2018 at Ruang Legar CIMB, Menara Bumiputera Commerce, Kuala Lumpur. 54 participants from PPR Sri Pantai, Kg. Limau, Gombak Setia, Sungei Besi, Kg. Muhhibah and Lembah Subang opened a booth as vendors for the event. The types of products and services showcased included food and beverages, tailoring service and massage service.

The objective of the bazaar was to allow the participants of  Program Keusahawanan (PK) Taylor’s- CIMB Islamic 2.0 to implement the various knowledge and skills they have obtained during the PK University classes. For example, one of the classes taught the participants to create their own marketing collaterals. They then printed them out as posters, buntings and banners for the bazaar.

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The Bazaar Preparation

22 November 2018 no comments Anne Marie Tan

 

In conjunction with The Showcase Bazaar 2018 that is going to be held in CIMB Ruang Legar on the 28th – 30th of November, Taylor’s Community organised a Program Keusahanan University class to assist the participants to prepare for the bazaar.

The morning kickstarted with a talk by Nela, Taylor’s Community Project Manager and counsellor, on the importance of emotional stability. The purpose of this topic was to prepare the participants to be ready for the various challenges that they might face during the bazaar and in their businesses. The talk was followed by Rara, an F&B entrepreneur herself touching on how to take these challenges as opportunities instead.

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Introducing Junior World

20 November 2018 no comments Anne Marie Tan

The idea of educating the right brain of the younger children started a program named Junior World and was held at Pertubuhan Pusat Kebajikan Destiny on the 1st of November 2018. Taylor’s Community organized a half-day program involving 4 volunteers and 38 children aged four to six years old. Art-based activities were carried out to encourage positive behaviour, these activities also allowed the children to polish their social skills, support their emotional growth in a fun and safe environment.

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SOCIT Awareness Workshop

12 November 2018 no comments Anne Marie Tan

With the rising era of an increasing use of technology, Taylor’s School of Computing and Information Technology (SOCIT) organised an awareness workshop that focused on spreading the benefits of technology to the underserved community. The workshop was divided into 3 categories – for kids aged 12 and below, teenagers, and adults above 18 years old. The participants invited were Taylor’s Community’s main beneficiaries from the Program Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) and an NGO, SOLS 24/7.

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Collaboration with PLUS Expressways Berhad @ Destiny

10 November 2018 no comments Amelia Ooi

An exciting collaboration between Taylor’s Community (TC) and PLUS Expressways Berhad happened last week at a refugee learning centre – Destiny, Klang. 30 employees volunteered to experience and understand the living condition of the refugee children.

Irene, the founder of Destiny, kick-started the morning with her inspiring journey on how Destiny started from 20 students to 80 students now aged 2 to 7 years old. Then, 2 employee volunteers raised the energy with an ice-breaker playing the iconic “Baby Shark” song with the children.  You could see the smiles of the children as they were so familiar with the song and were giving their all to the song.

The activities included colouring for the youngest age group, building a dream house for the 5 to 7 years old. The employee volunteers were paired with the children and this allowed the volunteers to really bond with the children. From an external perspective, it would be hard to understand the hardships of these children as they look happy and joyful but after spending a whole day with the children, the volunteers were able to identify the challenges Destiny and the children go through. For example, the simplest thing of making sure the children understand the importance of cleanliness. Some of the children, although aged 5 years old, have never brushed their teeth in their lives before.

After lunch, the employee volunteers organised a treasure hunt game that made the children very excited. The teams were running and searching for items around the house to win. The employee volunteers were not even needed in some teams as the children independently took charge of their teams.

PLUS Expressway Berhad also donated many necessary basic needs to Destiny. It was a satisfying event for Taylor’s Community to see how a corporate company was able to deliver various resources to the underserved community. It is crucial to understand that helping the community does not just end with money, but individuals can also volunteer their time, skills and knowledge.

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Let’s Start Marketing!

29 October 2018 no comments Anne Marie Tan

“Marketing’s job is never done. It’s about perpetual motion. We must continue to innovate every day.” – Beth Comstock

Last Saturday was the 6th Program Keusahawanan (PK)* University and was aimed to prepare the Program Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) participants for an upcoming Bazaar that will be happening on the 28-30th of November in Ruang Legar CIMB KL.

HomemadeMarket, an online marketplace in Malaysia built exclusively for wholesome homemade flavor, was invited to give a workshop about the importance of marketing and its strategy. One of the insights gathered was that the PPR participants do not understand the value of their skills and expertise. Their lack of self-confidence disallows them to set an appropriate pricing for their products and services. Many of them struggle to identify their unique value proposition for their businesses.

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The Continuous Journey

17 October 2018 no comments Anne Marie Tan

It was an exciting day running the 5th Program Keusahawanan (PK)* University as it was the first skills set session the PPR participants were receiving.

The morning kickstarted with Mr Rizal Rashid, Neuronworks Master Trainer, boosting the confidence and communication skills of the participants. According to a participant, what made his session unique was the fact he provided frameworks and tools that participants could easily understand and relate to.

There were two skill set classes that were conducted simultaneously in the afternoon by Urutgo and Farzana Habib. The classes focused on teaching the PPR women participants the techniques of massaging and applying make-up respectively.

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‘Program Dinamika Wanita’ with PPR Sri Pantai

12 October 2018 no comments Amelia Ooi

With the cases of Brett Kavanaugh and Larry Nassar going on, the discussion on women empowerment and gender equality are still considered as controversial topics. Women around the world are affected by pressing social challenges ranging from violence against women to gender discrimination. Gender equality is a fundamental human right that is needed to create a sustainable world for the future generation.

Unfortunately, according to The United Nations report, 1 in 5 women and girls between the ages of 15-49 have reported experiencing physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner within a 12-month period and 49 countries currently have no laws protecting women from domestic violence. In line with the Sustainable Goal 5 to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, Taylor’s Community organised the ‘Program Dinamika Wanita’ for 51 women from the PPR Sri Pantai Community last Saturday.

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