High School Students Learn Entrepreneurship at CLICK! 6.0 Camp in Kuantan

ETA Ciera Fleming from SMK Mentakab, Phang helps her students “Rocky 5-Star” to identify problems in their community. (U.S. Embassy photo)

Twelve schools from Pahang, Terengganu, and Kelantan came together in Kuantan on April 7-9 for the first of three social entrepreneurship camps across Malaysia called CLICK! 6.0. Throughout the camp, American Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) helped students develop project ideas to solve social issues facing their respective communities. On the final day, students pitched their ideas to a panel of judges: Mr. Mohamed Nasaruddin Jaafar, the Chief Social Entrepreneur of The Futurist Foundation and Ms. Nurliana Muhammad, Director of NM Academy. Also in attendance was the Senior Principal Assistant for the English Language Department from the Pahang State Education Department, Madam Jalilah Salim.

The three winning teams were “Indrance” from SMK Inderapura, Pahang whose project is on promoting am anti-bullying campaign at their school; “The ACE” from Sekolah Menengah Agama Al-Amin, whose venture is about promoting healthy eating habits; and team “B-Best Warriors” from SMK Balai Besar, Terengganu whose project is on combating vandalism.

CLICK! 6.0 is an intensive, three-day, action-packed social entrepreneurship program that teaches secondary school students about social entrepreneurial and other soft skills. Participants hone their leadership and interpersonal skills with English as a medium of communication. After the three camps, six teams will be selected to participate in a two-day Grand Finale at Sunway University where they will pitch their social projects to a panel of distinguished judges. Winners will be chosen based on the best social projects and will walk away with prizes, including full scholarships from Sunway University. The theme for CLICK! 6.0 is “Ideas for Impact.”