New converts are given the opportunity to enhance skills in business or food manufacturing through the Asnaf Mualaf Entrepreneurial Clinic. The clinic organised by the Islamic dakwah Centre was conducted so that it can enhance the standard of living of new converts without being fully dependant on any assistance.
According to Dayang Zaerah Binti Haji Mus, Acting Head of New Converts Development Section, among the entrepreneurial clinic's objective is to change the fate of the new converts to one that is more positive. The new converts are taught to enhance their knowledge on finances and change their financial management strategy through setting up businesses. Aside from that the new convert entrepreneurs also learn how to become successful entrepreneurs as well as product concept and branding.
The Asnaf Mualaf Entrepreneurial Clinic was facilitated by educators from Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam, BIBD. The clinic was one of the collaborations between Islamic Dakwah Centre and BIBD aimed at empowering the participant's knowledge on entrepreneurship.
According to Awang Muhammad Yusri Wahsalfelah, Head of Government Liaison and Special Project, BIBD there were a number of knowledge taught from the aspect of self-esteem to become an entrepreneur and how to set up a legal business using licenses such as the 16/17 as well as setting up a cash flow. The participants should also understand the product sold and their targeted segments. In this way, they will be able to strategize their business towards gaining more clients.
17 new converts took part in the two day clinic which ended with a certificate presentation at the Islamic Dakwah Centre. The certificates were presented by Awang Abd Aziz bin Haji Abd Kahar, Assistant Director of the Islamic Dakwah Centre. During the clinic, participants were exposed to the shaping of correct mind-set as an entrepreneur from the Islamic Perspective and the importance of product branding and teamwork.
Source: Radio Television Brunei