ENACTUS UUM VOLUNTEERING FOR EDUCATION (VE) PROJECT SECURED SEED FUNDING WORTH MYR11,000

UUM ONLINE: Under the auspices of ENACTUS Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), team VE emerged as second runner-up in the Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) Better, Brighter Malaysia Short Video Contest.  As the second runner-up, the team walked home with seed funding worth MYR 11,000.

Initiated by MyPerintis and powered by TNB, the contest was aimed at inspiring youths to contribute to a better brighter Malaysia by ways of expressing their aspirations and creativity based on any of the given themes namely Education, Economic/Social or Environment.

TNB Better, Brighter Malaysia Contest comprised three stages in which all participants were to submit a short video based on the fore mentioned themes on Youtube for the first stage. From there, 30 finalists were shortlisted. The finalists then attended a Boot Camp and subsequently, presented their concept for their project.

On 19th August, TNB Better, Brighter Malaysia organized the closing ceremony at New World Petaling Jaya Hotel, Selangor. At the event, the top three winners of the contest were announced.

The top three winners received seed funding worth MYR10,000 each based on their innovative projects. As a token of appreciation all teams that made it to the finals each received MYR1,0000.

The project proposed by team VE was aimed at instilling entrepreneurial traits amongst the students of Maahad Tahfiz Al-Quran Litar in Kepala Batas.ENACTUS

The brainchild of the project, Ung Geok P'ng, Nik Nor Hanan Nik Ramzi, and Siti Hajar 'Azmi who were also the volunteers, assisted the students to set up three types of businesses. Volunteers coached and gave the Arqan students hands-on training for one school term.

The whole project in turn provided the students of Maahad Tahfiz Al-Quran Litar with a platform to showcase their products and attain sustainability for their school. Due to the ingenuity of the concept, team VE was named the second runner-up and was awarded with the total seed grant of MYR11,000.

The representatives of team VE expressed their heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the UUM management team especially to members of staff at the UUM Co-Operative and Entrepreneurship Development Institute (CEDI) for their unwavering support and guidance throughout the duration of the project.

With the VE project successfully underway, hopefully the awareness of the importance of entrepreneurship education can be further expanded to the community at large.