The Brunei Students’ Union in the United Kingdom and Eire (BSUnion) attended an entrepreneurship workshop hosted by Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) on Thursday evening, the 23rd of July 2020 at the iCentre Auditorium in Anggerek Desa. The session aims to reach out to students to promote entrepreneurship and showcase what resources DARe has to offer as well as present their initiatives to help business startups.
The session was led by Ummi Othman, the Executive Officer for the Startup Development Enterprise Programme from DARe and by Chai Roslin, the Director II of Youth Against Poverty (YAP) from the Society for Community Outreach & Training (SCOT).
The event started with a presentation of the vast programs that DARe has to offer which help business startups to grow. After, the floor was opened for a Q&A session with one of the entrepreneurs involved in the business startup initiatives that DARe offers. The event then continued with an entrepreneurial group activity which provided valuable insight into the DARe workshops.
In attendance were the members of the BSUnion Student Council and a number of students from various Bruneian societies in the United Kingdom and Eire as the session aimed to ideally reach out to students. This adheres to the BSUnion goals of increasing financial literacy and improving employability.
This session highlights the importance of planning for the future and how society should be adapting to the changing landscape. Entrepreneurship and self-employment are innovative alternatives to conventional employment. It encourages self-sustainability, progressing further towards ‘Generasi Berwawasan 2035’ whilst tackling the alarming unemployment rate in the country.