The Challenge

Youth unemployment is on the rise. In 2015, the Prime Minister Department reported that 161,000 graduates aged between 20 to 24 were among the 400,000 unemployed individuals in the country. One of the reasons is the lack of soft skills and English proficiency among the unemployed youth. Much of this unemployment is in the rural areas, giving rise to increasing social issues such as drug taking and crime.
What We Do

We address youth unemployment by developing youths in underserved communities through our intensive, action-packed social entrepreneurship programme called MYHero.

MYHero aims to equip youths with social entrepreneurial skills to address some of the most pressing social issues in their own community. Through this programme, youths will develop entrepreneurial and soft skills to succeed in life.
Our Vision

Our vision is to create a world where every individual is empowered to contribute to the world in a meaningful way. It starts with developing the leaders of tomorrow. We strive to bring equal opportunity to youths in underserved communities, so they, too, can be empowered to add value to the lives of others.

Every vision starts with a small step. Our immediate goal is to impact 200,000 lives by 2030. To achieve this, we would need active participation from the government, corporations and even the general public in our initiative. We won’t stop until we reach our goal.
MYHero consists of two phases. 
  • Capacity Building

    Students come to our 2-day social entrepreneurship boot camp to learn about social entrepreneurial skills. Through a structured step-by-step action-based process, students will learn:
    • Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship 
    • The Big Why to Social Entrepreneurship 
    • How to identify social issues 
    • Ideate solutions for the issue 
    • Validate their project idea 
    • Build a prototype for their idea 
    • Ways to fund their idea 
    • Plan for their project execution 
    • How to pitch their idea  
    We incorporate design thinking methodology and accelerated learning techniques into our curriculum so our students can learn the most in the shortest period of time. Our modules are made easy to understand and simple to follow. The element of competition also encourages our students to come up with creative yet effective ideas and strive to bring spillover benefits to the community that they love.

    Click here to watch a snapshot of our Phase 1 camp.

  • Project Implementation

    After the social entrepreneurship boot camp, students will form a group of 5 to carry out their social project for a few months at the respective communities to address the social issues close to their heart. Under the mentorship of teachers and facilitators, MYHero has produced a high success rate for the completion of the social projects, from solving smaller issues such as bullying, vandalism, road safety, to addressing bigger issues such as eradicating poverty in rural areas.

    Usually these projects are well supported by their local community and relevant stakeholders and being carried on for a few more years to create an even larger impact. What motivates us further is some social projects are eventually developed into a sustainable social enterprise. 

Our Learning Model

  • Arts & Culture
  • Health
  • Civic Engagement
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Economic Development
  • Respect
  • compassion
  • perseverance
  • courage
  • responsibility
  • trust
  • integrity
  • Leadership
  • communication
  • team work
  • project management
  • creativity
  • problem solving
  • critical thinking
  • English language
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LEAD Institute 
No 36-3, Jalan Metro Pudu, Fraser Business Park, 
Off Jalan Yew, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
03-8933 6219

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