In Simpang Renggam, there is no specialized centre that teaches practical entrepreneurial skills to increase self-sufficiency and reduce dependence on welfare assistance and handouts. Community incomes have also been affected by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Therefore, this project will address the issue by producing local entrepreneurs to improve the living standards of the local community. This project will provide business and entrepreneurial skills training based on local strengths to local residents, including women in the Ulu Benut area, Simpang Renggam. In addition, the project will also beautify the shores of Sg. Ulu Benut is a recreational area to attract visitors and create an attractive business atmosphere. The surrounding population is among the B40, of which 80% of the 100 female population are housewives (aged 30-65 years) and school leavers who are approximately 22 people. They have the potential and can benefit from this program.
The surrounding population will maximize the development that will be built in this economic program. The development project will see the development of business knowledge among the community, and beautified environmental areas, including the creation of iconic venues and the construction of business facilities such as stalls and kiosks. The solution provider of this project are Koperasi Keluarga Montamah Paiman Johor Berhad and Koperasi Komuniti Kampung Ulu Benut Berhad. The project duration is five months with an allocation of RM40,000.00.
The main SDGs impacted through this solution project are Goal 1 – End poverty in all its form everywhere, Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all, Goal 5 – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, Goal 8 – Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all, Goal 10 – Reduce inequality within and among countries and Goal 11 – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.