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MCMC programme turns hobbies into business

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 16 — The Malay - See more at:  LUMPUR, Nov 16 — The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) provides young people with the opportunity to turn their passion into a potential business through the myMaker programme.

MCMC Digital Lifestyle and Society department head John Tay said the commission organised workshops and camps to help expose the younger generation to a platform they could grow on. 

“We give young, innovative people a chance to unleash their potential by teaching them more on developing their product and turning it into a source of income,” he said when met at the Kuala Lumpur Engineering Science Fair (KLESF) in Serdang on Saturday.  

“Young people will be given the chance to learn about the technology and devices as well through the workshops.”
Tay said start-ups usually begin as a hobby as many do not know if their idea would be a success. 

“Not many are aware that their creative ideas are actually a reason to start a business. This happens as some do not have the financial or simply require an extra push,” he said. 

He said the idea of turning a pastime into a business platform would create the opportunity for young children to learn about the mechanism of business at a tender age. 

“This will allow parents to encourage their children to pursue their hobby and eventually delve into the business world,” he said. 

“Children will be able to invent products which are not in the market while creating a name for themselves by putting their talent into good.” 

Tay said there were unlimited opportunities for young people if they could constantly come up with new ideas which were beneficial for the public. 

MCMC was a co-organiser of the myMaker pavilion held over three days at the KLESF at Mines International Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

The commission had also showcased its myMaker programme at the fair.

-Malay Mail Online-

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