PARTNERS:

ETIQA

The project aims to enable single mothers, and women from lower income groups to seek and secure jobs and sustainable incomes through vocational and entrepreneurial skills development. Enhancing their business skills with new/improved methods on products and services production/ deliveries, management and promotions plus social media skills the training has broaden their business and income opportunities. Overall, the training enabled participants to improve their business productivity and income; provides additional income to low salary/wage earners; increased confidence; broaden their knowledge; widen their social network; and empower them in decisions making.

A total of 75 women were trained in vocational, entrepreneurial and managerial skills. Fashion and Tailoring (7 days); Beauty and Wellness (5 days); Baking and deco (3 days); Soft skills – Business Management and Social Media Apps.

Continuous Support: In addition to the above trainings, upskilling trainings and networking events will be organized for business growth and sustainability. Through Meet & Greet event held recently participants were matched with personnel from diverse business background and employment as their mentors. The event also provides the opportunities for the participants to promote their products and services.
    • IMPACTS
      • Skills and knowledge in the trades improved
      • Household income increased
      • Increased confidence
      • Widened social and business networks
      • Improved business opportunities and growth
      • Empowered in decisions making

PHASE 1

PHASE 1

MENTOR MATTERS

43 beneficiaries engaged with Mentoring programme
Mentor Matters: A Journey to success begins with building networks. Meet and Greet on the 3rd. Sept.2016 (Saturday) at Makespace, LG2, Quill City Mall, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. 35 participants attended the session with 7 mentors from different fields and background sharing their experiences and best practices to help and motivate women in their efforts to improve their wellbeing and of their families through their business.

CASE STUDIES

Mariani lives in Shah Alam. She is a mother of a one year old child. Her husband has been unemployed since 4 months ago. She attended the SEED programme to upgrade her skills in cake decoration. “The training has helped me to improve my business and household income. I have learned to use social media apps to promote my cakes online, especially Facebook page“. Her income has increased by 25% as she was able to produce a variety of cakes for her customers, such as steam cakes, and fondant decor with chocolate cream cakes, cookies and pastry. Soon she will be moving to a business premise which she is renting nearby her house.