Parallel to the famous Chinese proverb "Give a man a fish and he won't starve for a day. Teach a man how to fish and he won't starve for his entire life”, the youth of Kampung Batu-Batu are set to equip the locals with a skill which will fix their mobile phones and make some extra income out of it at the same time.
The course is a mobile phone repair and entrepreneurial skills training program for those from the less fortunate background from Kampung Batu-Batu in Tenom, Sabah. The workshop is both practical and theory based on structured modules and will take place for 3 months.
Kampung Batu-Batu is a remote village at least 3 hours away from the nearest town. Travelling a long distance or forking out what little income they have to fix a broken phone is not a very viable option for the village folks. The goal of this project is to provide poor villagers with skills that would allow them to learn how to mend mobile phones and make a living as technicians at the same time.
The participants will be trained by professional trainers on mobile phone repairing, basic book keeping and simple marketing strategies. Channeling the youth’s energy into learning new living skills in the course not only helps save time and money, it directly improves the income and living standards of the villagers. They will also be mentored to generate more income from the new skill they have learnt.