Mohd Fadzil (seated, centre) with participants of the recent course.

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Twenty selected housewives joined a ten-day course called ‘Introduction to Graphic Design’ from August 17 to 28.

The course was organised by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) Business School and fully funded by the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) under the Housewives Enhancement and Reactivate Talent Scheme (HEARTS) at Unimas City Campus.

The objective of the HEARTS scheme is to train talented housewives to actively participate in the economic growth of the country and to provide a platform for them to acquire new skills.

“This course consists of 10 modules crafted for housewives with exclusive benefits, tailor-made learning units based on their basic knowledge to enhance their skills in applying graphic design software and online design tools.

“Participants also learnt to design home-based product labels and stickers and the course has helped them to generate their household incomes,” said the university in a statement.

The course was conducted by Ts. Syharul Nizam Junaini, a Certified HRDF Trainer from Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology (FCSIT), Unimas.

Assistant Vice Chancellor (Development and Leadership) Unimas, Professor Datuk Mohd Fadzil Abdul Rahman officiated at the closing ceremony last Friday.

Also present were Vice President of HRDF Sarawak Regional Office, Tuty Bujang and chief executive officer of Unimas Business School Associate Professor Dr Puah Chin Hong.

Unimas has always been ready to serve the community. Through its subsidiaries, Unimas Business School, Introduction to Graphics Design for Housewives course is one of the highly impact courses as the participants will be able to apply their learning for a lucrative side income.

“Unimas Business School, a Certified HRDF training provider, provides a wide range of non-formal lifelong learning opportunities designed to sharpen knowledge and skills, ranging from professional and executives programmes, short courses, trainings, workshops, master classes, seminars, conventions, conferences and customised training programmes to professionals, executives and individuals for upskilling their respective field and profession,” the statement added.

The formal life-long learning programmes offered are Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Master by coursework programme, commercial undergraduate programme and Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education Teaching and Learning [PgDip(HETL)].

For more information on Unimas Business School, visit its website at or call 082-222111 or email