E-learning platform 'Ruang Cikgu' targets to produce 500 entrepreneurs

Last update: 12/09/2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12  -- The Malay-language e-learning platform Ruang Cikgu (RC) aims to produce 500 entrepreneurs through its six-month mentoring programme starting today.

Its founder, Datin Norzihan Ahmad said eligible participants will have the opportunity to obtain up to RM50,000 in capital under the Seri Maznah Hamid Fund depending on the business they are venturing into.

"We are imparting business and skills knowledge in a wide range of subjects to individuals who want to learn them systematically via this platform, which is akin to a 'dummy's step by step guide' towards running your own business through an easy to understand method.

"Those interested to participate in the mentoring programme must register with www.ruangcikgu.com, which is free of charge, surf the class, watch the introductory video (which is also free) and subscribe to the class at a fee of RM30," she told Bernama at the RC Business Forum: Online Education Discourse for Entrepreneurs, here today.

Themed 'Sharing of One Story Sharing of One Knowlege', the one-day forum featured several local and international business people sharing the secrets of their success.

Meanwhile, Norzihan said the forum also saw the RC undertaking a commitment to produce 1,000 entrepreneurs each year, while supporting the government's goal of making the National Entrepreneurship Policy 2030 a success.

Launched on April 31, 2019, the RC now has 25 educators from Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Indonesia.

"The reason why we have foreign educators is because we want the participants to learn from experts from throughout the archipelago and all the particulars to become a teacher are also posted on the website.

"At the RC, anyone can teach because we want to encourage those who can teach to generate passive income," she said.

She said there are three categories of lecturers across the areas of business, skills and academic, and only the Business Area calls for strict requirements that the candidates must be in the business world for more than two years, or are recognised trainers in related fields.