Flexible Learning for the Indigenous Orang Asli Community in Malaysia: Non-Formal Skills Development

dc.contributor.author Christopher, Anne
dc.coverage.placeName Malaysia en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Asia en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-23T16:59:45Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-23T16:59:45Z
dc.date.issued 2013-11
dc.description.abstract Thousands of voluntary projects under Enactus (Entrepreneurs in Action) have been carried out worldwide. Known for its successful programs, Enactus, a non-profit global organization mobilizes university students to create community empowerment projects. A group of undergraduates from Enactus Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) have been carrying out one of many projects. One of these projects is HOME, which stands for Hope, Opportunity, Motivation and Entrepreneurship. The project carried out by the UUM undergraduates, essentially aims to improve the standard of living of disadvantaged communities in Malaysia. This paper focuses on the non-formal skills development of the indigenous Orang Asli people in the rural villages of Peninsular Malaysia. A project was carried out to help develop the lower level skills of this indigenous community with a focus on educating them on how to carry out their own business. An interview was carried out with several undergraduate participants of the project. The results show that through flexible learning, the project was able to achieve its aim of helping to educate and develop the basic business skills of the Orang Asli community. In addition, it also helped improve the undergraduate participants’ own communicative skills as well as their confidence and leadership. // Paper ID: 452 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/1859
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Skills Development en_US
dc.subject Non-Formal Education en_US
dc.subject Flexible Learning en_US
dc.subject Leadership en_US
dc.title Flexible Learning for the Indigenous Orang Asli Community in Malaysia: Non-Formal Skills Development en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
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