Microsoft empowers microentrepreneurs with digital skills and tools; From Jeli to the world

As a full-time teacher, Zaleha Binti Zulkifly was living her dream. Being a teacher had been her ambition since she was young and hailing from a small town like Jeli, she was sure that teaching would be her lifelong career.

Of course, life was not just about going back and forth between her school and home. Zaleha also loved baking. As family and friends complimented the food she made, she began formulating an idea to start her own bakery business, but never did she expect that seven years later, today, her baking business would grow from a side hustle to Azreha Bakery, a household name in her town.

Her experience isn’t an isolated one. In a rural town like Jeli, Kelantan most people rarely get the chance to come across a turning point like how Zaleha did – and one reason for this is the lack of resources.

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Realizing this, Microsoft joined hands with Me.reka Academy and MyDIGITAL Corporation, to bring digital tools and skills to Jeli through the Jeli Digital Entrepreneurship Program. The program aimed to reach out to local entrepreneurs and guide them to grow and sustain their businesses by leveraging technology and digital skills. Five of the entrepreneurs were then selected for a three-month-long mentorship program where they were trained in Sales, Social Media, and Partnerships.

Read more about the inspiring journeys of these five entrepreneurs and Microsoft’s skilling efforts in line with its Bersama Malaysia commitment at Microsoft Malaysia news centre or you can also refer to the attached blogpost for your perusal. Feel free to reach out if you have any queries.

Kind regards,

Rachel Ng

Edelman Public Relations Worldwide

+6016 318 2325

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