On 16th January 2023, 10 founding members of the Malaysia Jobs Coalition met up in Kuala Lumpur to discuss the strategic direction and priorities for the year.
Among the key points raised were the underemployment crisis affecting 2.4 million Malaysians is not receiving the necessary attention from the media and policymakers. Underemployment tend to affect women and young people more than others. Government policy such as JaminKerja has tended to be short-term in nature and may not address the root causes such as skills mismatch. The members agreed on the complexity of jobs and the labour markets.
As such, MJC has agreed to identify and clarify the problem further and to promote collaboration between members. The coalition will also be meeting and engaging various stakeholders regarding the issue.
The founding members are as follows:
Nation Building School is will be the Secretariat for the Malaysia Jobs Coalition. To express your interest, please register here.
Malaysia Jobs Coalition (MJC) champions a job for every Malaysian.
We advocate the right to work the same way we have the right to education and healthcare. MJC is an independent coalition of progressive civil society organisations, social enterprises and citizens.
We focus on achieving full employment (or zero unemployment), promoting decent work and tackling underemployment and youth unemployment. We intend to collaborate with the Government, private sector, trade unions and marginalised groups (e.g. Orang Asli, OKU, former convicts, military veterans, single mothers).
Problem Statement (Why do we need to exist?)
Aims (What are we trying to achieve?)
Initiatives (How are going to actualise our aims?)
Steering Committee – to steer the organisation by setting the overall strategic direction
Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is it like working for a think?!
Future Leaders in Public Policy (FLIPP) is a think tank school! We're organising our second sharing session to talk about think tanks. We're gonna be talking about:
- What is a day in the life of a think tanker?
- What is it like working for a think tank? Pros and cons!
- Are there only researchers in think tanks?
- Does it pay to be a think tanker? (Yes, we’re talking about salary!)
Date: 15th July 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 8.30pm - 9.30pm
Medium: Facebook Live @ FLIPP Malaysia
1. Mr Voon Zhen Yi – Research Director, KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific (KSI)
2. Ms Nelleita Omar – Research Director, The Centre
3. Ms Ivy Kwek Ai Wei – Research Director, Research For Social Advancement (REFSA)
"What do think tanks actually do?"
Future Leaders in Public Policy (FLIPP) is a think tank school!
We're organising our first webinar to talk about think tanks. We're gonna be talking about:
- What makes a think tank a think tank?
- What do think tanks actually do?
- How do think tanks shape and influence public policy?
Date: 21 June 2021 (Monday)
Time: 8.30pm - 9.30pm
Medium: Facebook Live @ FLIPP Malaysia
1. Mr Zaidel Baharuddin – Partner, Centre For Governance and Political Studies (Cent-GPS)
2. Ms Aira Azhari – Research Manager, Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS)
3. Ms Siou Woon Ong – Chief Operating Officer, Penang Institute
RSVP now at https://bit.ly/flippsession1
We are calling for youth leaders!!!
Are you interested in learning the importance of FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION and how you can be the voice of the community? Don't miss out this great opportunity to let your voice be heard!
This is your chance to know the tips and tricks on doing Mobile Journalism (what tools to use, what to say, how to do it etc) and use it to promote Freedom of Expression and solve your community problem from a team of multi award winning, Peabody nominated journalist.
In collab with Undi 18 , NGOhub and Internews !
Book your slots today!
We’re linking up with our friends at The Malaysian Social Project to bring to you another Just 3 Hours workshop, this time on the Fundamentals of Problem-Solving!
The Malaysian Social Project is a volunteer-based pro-bono consultancy for organisations committed to creating social impact. Since the organisation’s inception, their incredible team has helped to produce solutions for clients in the likes of Teach for Malaysia, Mercy Malaysia, Amnesty International, and so on.
This interactive workshop will feature a detailed walkthrough of a tried-and-tested problem-solving framework, as well as mini exercises for you to apply your learnings. There will also be opportunities to receive feedback and unique insights from the experienced team. Students and young professionals, don’t miss out!
Sign up today through this link: https://bit.ly/3flESPp
Date: 29 August 2020
Just 3 Hours : “Empathy: Listening to Yourself and Others” is the fifth workshop organized by Nation Building School.
In the previous 4 workshops, 3 were on public speaking and the latest one was on artificial intelligence. The Nation Building School is now looking into more diverse but highly impactful topics that the youth can implement in their daily lives. For this fifth workshop, this topic “Empathy: Listening to Yourself and Others” is specifically related to psychological knowledge and aims to enhance mental wellbeing in the workplace, in school, and at home.
Wow! This has to be the most fun Nation Building School event has ever organised!
The idea behind the #YoungChangemakers was simple. We noticed there are little opportunities for engagements between young changemakers (NGOs, entrepreneurs, activists). What I say engagement, I mean talking and chilling. We found while we tend to meet each other at events like forums and volunteering, the environment wasn't always conducive to have a chat. This makes the avenue for collaboration limited as well. With so much happening in the youth ecosystem, Imagine all the wasted opportunities!
Hence, the Young Changemakers Gathering (YC) was born! Casual monthly gatherings to meet, mingle and share thoughts & ideas. Nothing serious, nothing formal. We only had one agenda: to allow 3 organisations to showcase their initiatives.
So, we had our first YC yesterday night! We brought in 3 amazing organisations: Sedunia, The Picha Project & Me.reka Makerspace. We made all 3 presenters - Faris, Suzanne, Rashvin to present in #PechaKucha. They made us laugh, they made us cry but most importantly, they made us inspired. Many who came told me they went back with new friends and fire in the belly for social impact.
Oh and sorry for the packed room. Liberal Latte Coffee Trade could only fit 50 pax comfortably but we had 80 people! Ooppss! Excited for the next one!!
Photo credits: Mushamir Mustafa of Humans of Kuala Lumpur
Words by Zaim Mohzani, Co-Founder of Nation Building School
New year, new idea!
Your favourite school, Nation Building School needs your support for our #CareerClinic.
Over 55,000 young graduates in Malaysia are unemployed due to many reasons -- skills mismatch, poor command of English, lack of working experience.
We plan to do something about this stubbornly high youth unemployment!
NBS is launching Career Clinic to help 200 unemployed university graduates through 6 series of workshops in 6 locations in Klang Valley this year!
We can't do this alone. We need your help!
Here's how you can help our project in our 1st phase:
1. Sign up as a member at this crowd-pledging platform Actyvate at http://actyvate.my
2. Go to our project page and LIKE it at http://actyvate.my/project/career-clinic
Let's do something for our fellow young Malaysians! Thank you in advance!
We are youth platform aiming to shape the future, one mind at a time.