CASE to advance entrepreneurship in Sarawak

By Jude Toyat
@judetbpseeds
judetoyat@theborneopost.com

Manjeet (sitting, fourth left) and participants of the third CASE entrepreneurship programme held in Miri recently.

Forty-three participants attended the Centre for the Advancement of Business, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) workshop in Miri recently.

Organised by MBKS Councillor Manjeet Sidhu in collaboration with CASE, the one-day workshop to promote entrepreneurship was the third of its kind to be organised in the state.

“CASE is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) focusing on strengthening the capacity of rural and semi-rural youths to build a culture of entrepreneurship in Malaysia.

“During the programme, participants were exposed to Business Model Canvas (BMC), a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool that allows them to describe and design their own business model,” she said, adding that the first and second workshop in Sarawak were held on Feb 6 and Feb 7, respectively, both in Kuching.

In Sarawak, CASE was conducted in Kuching, Miri and will continue to be held in Dalat this August with an aim to train a total of 120 participants.

Bursa Malaysia through Bursa Bull Charge Run has given a grant to CASE to continue the entrepreneurship programme in Sarawak.

“From the 120 participants, CASE and Bursa Malaysia will form a committee to select 20 participants to undergo a final training session before choosing the three best participants to receive a start-up grant of RM15, 000 each,” she added.

Present was Miri mayor Lawrence Lai who officiated at the entrepreneurship programme.

Meanwhile, Minister of Welfare, Women and Community Wellbeing Datuk Fatimah Abdullah is expected to officiate at the next CASE workshop to be held in Dalat this August.

Those who are interested in joining the workshop to be held in August, contact Manjeet at 014-6926123. Admission to the programme is free.

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