As a continuous effort to combat poverty through sustainable programs for the urban poor community of Project Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) Sri Pantai, Taylor’s Education Group in partnership with CIMB Islamic Bank deployed the Taylor’s – CIMB Islamic Program Keusahawaan. It is an impact driven programme aimed to educate and cultivate entrepreneurs from the underserved community.
The journey began 5 months ago, with 109 residents from PPR Sri Pantai participated in the Motivation Phase of the program. A total of 8 entrepreneurs volunteered their time and effort to speak to the residents to inspire and motivate them to seize the opportunity of winning the CIMB Islamic business grants. Despite not completing their tertiary education and lack of experience in entrepreneurship, 31 of them applied for the program and went through a 2 month classroom learning session in preparation for the business presentation session. Lecturers from Taylor’s Business School designed the program module and volunteered their time during the weekends to teach basic entrepreneurship using the facilities in Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus.