Students learn more about entrepreneurship, business start-ups

Lyna Mohamad

Members of the Brunei Students’ Union in the United Kingdom and Eire (BSUnion) attended an entrepreneurship workshop hosted by DARe (Darussalam Enterprise), at the iCentre Auditorium in Anggerek Desa recently.

As the session aimed to reach out to students in line with the BSUnion goals of increasing financial literacy and improving employability, the workshop was also attended by a number of students from various Bruneian societies in the United Kingdom and Eire.

The session was led by Ummi Othman and Chai Roslin, with the primary objective of reaching out to students to promote entrepreneurship and also showcase DARe’s initiatives in helping business start-ups.

Ummi is the Executive Officer for the Start-up Development Enterprise Programme from DARe, while Chai is the Director II of Youth Against Poverty (YAP) from the Society for Community Outreach and Training (SCOT).

The event started with a presentation of the programmes that DARe has to offer in helping business startups to grow. This was followed by a question-and-answer session with an entrepreneur involved in one of DARe’s business startup initiatives.

The event continued with an entrepreneurial group activity which provided insight into the
DARe workshops.

The workshop highlighted the importance of planning for the future and how the society should be adapting to the changing landscape, and highlighting on entrepreneurship and self-employment as the innovative alternatives to conventional employment, which encourages self-sustainability further progress towards ‘Generasi Berwawasan 2035’, while tackling the high unemployment rate in the country.

Students during the workshop. PHOTOS: DARE
Participants during a group activity