Taylor’s, a renowned education group has not only been helping students achieve their educational dreams, but also giving back to the community. Recently, Taylor’s Education Group partnered with CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad in helping the residents of PPR Sri Pantai through Projek Keusahawanan (Entrepreneurship Programme). This project aims to help the Sri Pantai residents towards a successful and sustainable business expansion. The biggest attraction of the programme is the RM 50,000 business grant offered by CIMB Islamic that will be awarded to the top business proposals submitted by the applicants.
Projek Keusahawanan includes three phases – motivational, education and implementation phase. The motivational phase aims to lift the residents’ spirits and persuade them to participate for a chance of receiving the grant. From there, applicants will be screened and those successful will move on the second phase, which is the educational phase. In that phase, applicants will have to go through a 5-week course in Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus to learn more about ways to expand their business. At the end of this phase, applicants will have to use what they have learned to propose a plan for their own businesses and a winner will be chosen. The winner will then move on to the implementation phase.
The first session of the motivational phase has been kick-started last Saturday, 15th July 2017 at PPR Sri Pantai. The session that attracted 61 eager residents, saw four passionate motivational speakers who has volunteered themselves to help the residents and shared their journey from zero to hero. The speakers, Hanif Azmi, Wan Dazriq, Shabaneeny Mahmud and Mak Lai Poh, who were a professional learning facilitator, a program manager of MaGIC Social Entrepreneurship, a founder and a professional coach respectively hyped up the crowd and successfully inspired the residents to sign up for the chance to receive the grant. Children were also entertained with a variety of activities at the back of the hall as their parents paid attention in front. The activities prepared included colouring and a variety of puzzles with prizes upon completion.
The session ended with a delicious lunch prepared by The Picha Project along with refreshing mango drinks by MangoLikey. The event day concluded with 35 applicants who will be considered for the educational stage. The successful applicants will be announced after the second motivational session, which will be happening on the 22nd of July.