SOCIAL ENTERPRISE PROJECTS
YWCA KL launched it's first social enterprise project in December 2017 and has since expanded to include the below:
THE Y BAGMAKER
The Y Bagmaker aims to create a social enterprise within the VTOC Sewing & Tailoring course whereby the students could earn income while studying for their needs, while learning about entrepreneurship so they may one day start their own business.
To this end, donated remnant fabrics were upcycled into bags, and the students exposed to various parts of the product cycle from fashion design, production and finally selling at markets & bazaars.
Today the Y sewing network has expanded to include VTOC graduates and other womens’ groups seeking to improve their livelihoods through sewing such as Mum’s Sew with Love and Desa Mentari Ladie’s Craft.
It is the hope of the Y Sewing Network to grow a movement of women standing together to fulfill their dreams and in doing so, serve & better society via creativity, development & training.
THE Y POP UP SALON
The Y Pop Up Salon is a social enterprise project for the Hairdressing & Beauty Care Course of the VTOC, providing students and graduates training and employment opportunities.
Services include manicures, pedicures, and henna (by appointment only). Please contact Ms. Karti at +6012 635 0002 to book an appointment.
The Y Pop Up Salon also creates body care products such as soaps for sale and runs corporate workshops. For enquiries, please contact +6012 289 3228.
Calling volunteers are needed for the Incl.My program! For more info, please contact +6017 733 0016.
INCL.MY WELFARE HOME PROGRAM
ENRICHMENT SESSIONS X INCL.MY
Incl.My serves youth from welfare homes by providing life skills via an fortnightly enrichment sessions and are conducting a pilot sessions with our students who come from welfare homes.
Sign up for one now to support our ongoing humanitarian work! YWCA KL offers the below classes:
Running every week on Thursday, 11.00am - 4.00pm at the VTOC sewing room, students may select from a range of sewn items to learn. Pricing is per project. For more info or to book a class, contact Ms. Jennice Choo at +6018 277 8221.
Line Dance classes take place weekly at The Y Hall on the below days and times:
Tuesday : 1.00pm - 2.15pm
Thursday : 11.15am - 12.30pm
Sunday : 11.00am - 12.15pm
Price: RM50.00 per session
To book a class, contact Ms. Ruby Loke at +6012 213 0698.
Check out our ongoing programs below:
WEDNESDAY MORNING CLUB
The longest-running social club of the YWCA KL, the Wednesday Morning Club broadens the heart and mind, and takes place fortnightly on Wednesdays at 10.30am - 12.00pm. Sessions comprise fellowship, talks and demonstrations in various topics, followed by lunch. For more info, contact +603 2022 1200.
YWCA KL believes in the power of collaboration in working together for a better tomorrow. Below are our current collaborative initiatives:
THE 'MAKE IT' PROGRAM
POSTGRADUATE SEWING COURSE X RCAA
A partnership program with the Rotary Club of Alfa Ampang, the "Make It" Program is a 6-month long postgraduate course for the VTOC Sewing & Tailoring students, whereby they are trained to conduct classes for extra income and expand their sewing knowledge.