myHarapan Helps Drive Systemic Change in the Social Sector

MaGIC launched Malaysia’s Social Inclusion & Vibrant Entrepreneurship (MasSIVE) movement to cultivate vibrant IDEs that drive inclusive economic growth.

It has been a great start for us in 2018. From the PUSH (Pemangkin Usahawan Sosial Hebat) program with outreach activities stretching all myHarapan resources (gladly doing so) connecting and engaging the youth and beneficiaries to the big, MasSIVE event recently. An initiative by Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) together with its partners is the pioneers behind Malaysia’s Social Inclusion & VIbrant Entrepreneurship (MasSIVE) movement. Laying the foundation of MasSIVE are the collective partners that include us, myHarapan, impact4Humanity, 1M4U, Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM), Yayasan Hasanah, eFM, and ngohub.asia .

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While the event was about, driving systemic change in the sector locally, there we got to share what PUSH is all about (other than creating youth champions through the launching of our yearly Social Project Challenge and a panel session with partners that matters to discuss and plan action plans post session).

Having an audience of about 116 people listening to the panel session for PUSH with the title ‘PUSH to scale your business’ MasSIVE’s it is necessary and important for us to focus on cultivating impact driven enterprises that are vibrant and able to drive inclusive economic growth, but with the help of all sectors too. It was a great opportunity having the audience from various background listen to our session, sharing and discussing with the panelist like Yayasan Hasanah, Professional Storytellers and Sols 24/7 on how we can and should be working together creating the right support and ecosystem. Collaboration between key stakeholders is key to creating successful systemic change for the impact driven enterprise sector.

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“It is the first time, I feel, that we have not gathered as a subset of a larger event, but as a collective, social entrepreneurship platform, putting together the different pieces of the big puzzle that more people, our change makers, need to see and participate. They need to know they can be supported throughout their journey,” said Nurfarini Daing, CEO MyHarapan.

“As a unit, we will be able to develop the vibrancy needed in the ecosystem for sustainable and positive change. I expect us to become more efficient and effective as intermediaries, leveraging on the strengths that we each have to provide good quality support for social innovators and social entrepreneurs alike,” she added.

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The launch of first-ever MasSIVE Impact Day to provide a convening space for entrepreneurs, corporates, NGOs and the public sector, as well as the general public to gather and participate in collaborative initiatives that can create social and economic impact. During MasSIVE Impact Day, more than 800 individuals from corporates, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and the public gathered to participate in various industry consultations, panel discussions, as well as mentoring and coaching sessions.

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YBhg. Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Irwan Serigar bin Abdullah, Secretary General of Treasury and Chairman of MaGIC, said, “MaGIC has been a driving force behind Malaysia’s national push to develop a healthy IDE ecosystem. We witnessed some momentous traction last year, with the launch of IDEA and Buy for Impact. I am proud of how far we have come in such a short time, but the journey does not stop here. It is time for us to progress to the next stage of growth. I am delighted to see MaGIC, together with its partners, pioneering the creation of MasSIVE and through this putting in place the elements we need to drive systematic change in the IDE sector.

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