KUCHING: Non-governmental organisation Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (Azam Sarawak) is organising a one-day programme themed ‘Knowledge Sharing on Social Enterprise’ at the SMA Creative Heritage Innovation Centre (CHIC) at Bangunan Yayasan Sarawak, here on Oct 24.

The talk from 8.30am to 12.30pm is aimed at exposing participants to the potential and importance of social enterprise in Sarawak and the way it can be applied to address social, environmental and financial issues.

Azam, in a press statement yesterday, said that the objectives of the programme are to share new trends and updates about social enterprise, examine existing social enterprise practices and businesses in Sarawak, and learn how to maximise the local and global impact of a social enterprise.

“The knowledge sharing session will feature two experienced individuals in this field: the first being Nina Othman, founder of Grow the Goose and Borneo Cocoa, who has approximately 14 years in the fields of entrepeneurship, marketing and advertising.

“She also previously attended the US government’s International Visit Leadership Programme (IVLP) on social enterprise in 2019,” the statement said.

The second speaker is Anja Juliah Abu Bakar, the founder and social impact director of Blubear Holdings Sdn Bhd, a social enterprise that empowers girls and give them access to education through the availability of reusable sanitary pads.

She received the Outstanding Asean Women Entrepreneur Award from VCCI, Hanoi (2016), and won Best Woman Category Malaysia Innovation (MOSTI).

She was also appointed as associate partner of Social Enterprise Academy Malaysia.

About 70-100 participants comprising members of Azam, local social entrepreneurs, youths and, professionals and students in the related fields are expected to attend.

Further details can be obtained from Azam Sarawak communication officer Hakim Junaidi at 082-411799 or email: hakim@azam.org.my.