THE HASANAH REPORT 2022
Multiple partners working together to create greater impact
It is said that, if you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together; this illustrates Hasanah’s Community-Based Approach (CBA).
Recognising that any community faces multi-faceted challenges, Community Development Head, Anita Ahmad shares that under CBA, multiple organisations championing different issues work together to create a more holistic impact.
At PPR Lembah Subang, 7 partners* work hand-in-hand towards this goal. The result: 241 participants with an increase in income, 381 people trained and mentored, 700 people supported in nutrition and mental health, and 17 community leaders developed through the programme.
Women Of Will’s (WOW), Chief Operating Officer Lakshwin Muruga, works with these leaders to “identify needs, then bring in other partners to address them”.
One such organisation is an alternative education space, Me.reka.
Its co-founder, Rashvin Pal Singh says they learned “a more systematic change approach and how we as a social enterprise can make deeper impact on the community” through this group effort.
Community member Nina Ahmad’s F&B business has benefited from Me.reka’s digital literacy programme. And after attending their Youth Leadership Programme, the former homemaker is now passionate about training other homemakers to earn income.
Another community member Rabunah bt Awang thoroughly enjoyed WOW’s workshops on “entrepreneurship, accounting, personal image and nutrition.” Besides 30% revenue growth, she has become more aware of her family’s nutritional intake.
Lakshwin is happy to report that 27 families no longer live below the poverty line while 3 households have moved up into the M40 bracket. The support system that exists amongst womenfolk is one more invaluable impact made possible, only by the power of collaboration.
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