Learning with the Social Enterprises

14th January 2019 0 comments Ioana Lupa

On Saturday, 12th of January 2019 our PK participants learned about online businesses. The morning started with a session on how to promote your products for free, led by Grub Cycle.

Grub Cycle is a Social Enterprise aiming to place the lost value back onto food as something that should be eaten and not thrown away. Through Grub Cycle, the team is raising awareness of food waste by making surplus food accessible to buy at a bargain price.

The afternoon session focused on the benefits of bringing your business to an online platform and was led by MyBazaar who also gave our participants access to their platform. Since the launch of its Malaysian operations, MyBazar has quickly established itself as the leading digital platform for local merchants and small entrepreneurs in Malaysia, blending a unique mix of capacity development, social shopping and e-commerce.


Simultaneously, the Program Kembara Kanak-Kanak  (PKKK) class had an incredible turn out involving  29 children. Various activities were carried out to instil a sense of responsibilities and team building habit amongst the children. They returned home with plenty of goodies and new knowledge.

 

Taylor’s Community hopes that the programmes has taught and impacted the participants in more ways than expected. We hope that they are able to overcome their challenges in life in order to have a better future.

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Kids 4 Kids Civic Awareness Camp Closing Ceremony with YB Fahmi!

14th January 2019 0 comments Nelavathi Marimuthu

Every beginning has an ending and the most important thing is how happy and how impactful is the ending! Here you go, we have a good one to share. In conjunction with our super successful Kids 4 Kids Civic Awareness camp in December with PPR Kg Limau children, we have successfully wrapped up on 12th Jan 2019 with a Closing ceremony.

Before the kids step on the presentation stage, they have spent three nights of training at their location, MINTS Hall. With the support of our Taylor’s volunteers, the kids bravely and confidently came to Taylor’s Lakeside Campus together with their parents. 38 participants of Kids 4 Kids Civic Awareness camp have attended the closing ceremony to present their club activities to our  honourable guest YB Fahmi Fadzil, Member of Parliament of Lembah Pantai area and the team! 6 groups of participants demonstrated their one whole year activity planning and committed to run the activities by taking oat in-front of the crowd.

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Women Empowerment – A step closer!

2nd January 2019 0 comments Nelavathi Marimuthu

Building on the momentum of female leaders around the world, it is important to further support the underserved women community. We believed women are empowered when they are treated with respect and are given equal opportunity. In line with this vision, Taylor’s Community, focusing on three main aspects- women’s health, mind and heart.

Above is Taylor’s Community’s belief and we turning it as our strategy for this year moving forward. To prove this is not just words, we have successfully replicated Dinamika Wanita for second time with another PPR Community. Last 29th December 2018, we managed to bring 34 women together under the roof of Dinamika Wanita project (Dynamic Women) at PPR Kg Muhibbah.

They have been brought through three important aspects of life which is health awareness, cognitive intelligence and emotional resilience. They enjoyed attending the sessions and we realize that the bonding between the participant gradually increased. The closeness and support to each other eventually contributed to the success of this project at the end.

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Christmas Donation Drive 2018

22nd December 2018 0 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.

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Get Rewarded Learning!

14th December 2018 0 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

6th December 2018 0 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

22nd November 2018 0 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

20th November 2018 0 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.

The children demonstrated excitement and were eager to begin the activity as soon as they saw the arrival of the volunteers. The first activity, ‘Who Are You’, was aimed to create awareness of self-identity through art. The children made themselves a name tag using various art materials. The second activity, ‘Tropical Fruits’, was carried out to encourage creativity and artistic attitude among children. The children teamed up to make tropical fruits using colourful clays with the guidance and supervision of the volunteers and teachers. It was a colourful outcome as both the activities used a variety of colours, the children were participative and the home was filled with sounds of laughter of not just the children, but also the volunteers.

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SOCIT Awareness Workshop

12th November 2018 0 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.

The main aim of the workshop was to expose the community to computing and IT. The focus for the adults was to introduce how technology can help their small businesses reach a wider target audience.

By the end of the workshop, the adult category participants managed to post their products online on websites such as Mudah.my and Carousell. The teenagers had an increase in knowledge on how to utilise social media for good use and marketing a business. The basic of computing and IT were delivered to the younger participants from the kids’ category.

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Collaboration with PLUS Expressways Berhad @ Destiny

10th November 2018 0 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.

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