“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!
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What a great opportunity for our beneficiaries!
Taylor’s University students of School of Communication had two full weekends of workshops for our beneficiaries from PPR community.
Advertising, Public Relations and Broadcasting students organised hands on workshops for our beneficiaries.
The workshops included: product photography skills, business communication skills, poster design and interview attire skills.
On Saturday, 26th of January 2019 our PK participants learned about Halal Businesses. The included two hours of lecture and hands on workshop on how to certify a business as a halal one. The entire session was held by Prof Dato’ Dr Mohd Azmi Omar from INCEIF.
INCEIF was set up by Bank Negara Malaysia in 2005 and has been mandated to develop and nurture talent and experts in the Islamic financial services industry. As a university, INCEIF offers postgraduate studies in Islamic finance.
Today, there are 1,747 INCEIF alumni from over 72 countries around the world. Some are already making meaningful contributions to the advancement of Islamic finance at all levels be it product development, policy framework and implementation; regulation and enforcement; and innovation.
Simultaneously 28 PKKK children attended the classes together with 38 Kids 4 Kids participants. Children learned presentation skills and team work to support each other whenever they face challenges
Finally, all the participants came together to celebrate the victory of Kids 4 Kids Civic Camp and presence of YB Fahmi.
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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. Join us today to experience a great sense of accomplishment from volunteering!
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.