Social enterprises complement efforts by the government and other development stakeholders to help advance the states socioeconomic growth. They are usually designed to fill gaps in existing services that cannot be provided by the public, or the private sector.
Datuk William Nyigor, Chairman of AZAM Sarawak says, “They are usually designed to fill gaps in existing services that cannot be provided by the public, or the private sector”
He was speaking at the “AZAM Knowledge Sharing on Social Enterprise in Kuching today.
Datu William added there is a growing number of Social Enterprises in the state initiated by very committed individuals who are passionate about generating positive social change by leveraging business platforms.
The knowledge sharing session featured four youth-led local social enterprises and community driven outfits which are Catama Borneo, WormingUp, HAUS KCH and, The Champions.
About 30 participants consisting of AZAM members, officers from the Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation (SDEC), Ministry of Youth, Sports and Entrepreneur Development Sarawak (MYSED), staff of Sarawak Development Institute (SDI), AZAM, Faradale Media-M as well as the media attended.