BAC Drives Social Change
On the 15th of June, Brickfields Asia College (BAC) kicked off a contest designed to encourage budding entrepreneurs within the college’s student body to use capitalism to try to solve social problems faced by Malaysians today.
The BAC Social Entrepreneurs Challenge (BSEC) aims to promote innovative ideas to address social issues in Malaysia. In this challenge, teams of 5-10 students are challenged to develop an innovative activity or enterprise to aid a social cause. Held over a period of three months ending in September 2015, participating teams will receive RM 3,000 in seed capital and access to mentorship, networking, and resources tailored to social entrepreneurs.
“How are we going to solve some of the more pressing social problems we face in our country?” Raja Singham, Managing Director and Senior Lecturer, asked at the launch. “With problems of this scale, people are beginning to realise that neither the government nor the private sector can solve these issues alone. The best ideas come from the community.”
Events such as this are an enriching part of campus life. BAC, in recognition of the distinct and permanent influence that these events have on students, launched the “New BAC Experience” which incorporates academic and extracurricular activities. This experience is designed to provide students with a holistic education thus delivering an engaging experience for students looking for a balance between studying and fun. These activities are provided by the college’s related entities which include the Language Centre, the Career Centre, MonsterFit gym and Rock Academy music school amongst others.