Last week I attended a meaningful event which is the Closing Ceremony Ibu Nakhoda Hidup 2018.
Ibu Nakhoda Hidup programme has successfully run another year after a nationwide tour to 10 MYDINs since earlier in March this year. The programme co-organised by Mydin Mohamed Holdings Berhad (MYDIN), Proter & Gamble (P&G) and Pertubuhan Pembangunan Kendiri Wanita dan Gadis (WOMEN:girls) saw growth and improvement from participating mother entreprenuer across Malaysia. You can view the above video that I have made, photos taken on the day I created the video.
As an extension of Tabung Hulurkan Harapan P&G and MYDIN, for 2018 the Ibu Nakhoda Hidup programme successfully raised RM106,078.55 which will used to further assist and enhance the businesses of 5 selected mothers for Ibu Nakhoda Hidup 2018 and also to reach out to more business organisations and universities to provide mentoring for the women within the programme. The aim of this engagement is to allow knowledge sharing on business mapping for growth projection. Tabung Hulurkan Harapan fund is raised through the purchases of P&G products at MYDIN from 15 March until 21 May 2018.
The highlight of the closing ceremony of Ibu Nakhoda Hidup 2018 is the open community pledge suession for Ibu Nakhoda Hidup alumni where the public can provide suggestions, network and offer support to the mothers in their own possible way. Not only will it give the alumni a better view of market demand, it will also allow personal interaction with potential customers.
The ceremony ends with a cheque presentation worth RM106,078.55 by Datuk Wira (Dr.) Haji Ameer Ali Mydin, Datin Wira Dr. Hajah Siti Hawa Mohd and Ms. Teoh Gaik May, General Manager of P&G Malaysia to the President of WOMEN:girls, Ms. Low Ngai Yuen.
On top of that, Ibu Nakhoda Hidup programme has been getting a lot of support from other organisations as well including Tekun National (Selangor), Kelab Usahawan Selangor, Hijrah Selangor, Women Entrepreneur Network Association (WENA) and Giat MARA (Johor) throughout the roadshows and on-ground engagement.
The Ibu Nakhoda 2018 search that will end by this 31 July 2018 has already received 117 participants. From all the 15 alumni of the Ibu Nakhoda Hidup programme, the 2018 closing ceremony were joined by all five 2015 alumnus, Ibsatulhaily Ibrahim, Roziah Asman, Farah Izyan, Ratna Adnan and Tengku Norhaslinda; 2016 almnus Mazleen Mahmood and Rohaiza Selamat as well as 2017 alumnus Azizah Ahmad, Haimisah Mahli, and Anita Ohman.
As for the nationwide tour, the 10 MYDIN locations WOMEN:girls team went to includes MYDIN USJ (Selangor), MYDIN Meru Raya, and MYDIN Parti Buntar (Perak), MYDIN Senawang (Negeri Sembilan), MYDIN Gong Badak (Terengganu), MYDIN MiTC (Melaka), MYDIN Taman Batik (Kedah), MYDIN Bukit Mertajam (Penang), MYDIN Vista Tunku (Sarawak) and MYDIN Mutiara Rini (Johor Bharu).
In addition, a weekly photo contest on Instagram was held for public participation which requires contestants to spot the WOMEN:girls team in MYDIN during their on-ground nationwide tour and tag three entrepreneurs they know in the caption. The lucky winners were selected weekly to receive MYDIN shopping vouchers worth RM50 with the Grand Prize of MYDIN shopping vouchers worth RM1,500.