SAY LEAD is Selangor Youth Community’s project under Entrepreneurship Selangor that aims at bridging the gap within the entrepreneurship ecosystem for differently-abled entrepreneurs. The first of its kind, SAY LEAD is an entrepreneurship league for differently abled entrepreneurs to obtain sustainable incomes through businesses

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Each year, Department of Social Welfare gives grants worth RM2,700 for OKU entrepreneurs to start up their businesses plus RM400 per month for Disability Worker Allowance. However, we identified several challenges among the them:

Mentality of the participants who are too dependent on the handouts

Lack of business compliance to the authorities by the entrepreneurs

Lack of commercialization opportunities due to low confidence on the products by consumers


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Citizenship & Age

Was born in Selangor, or currently living in Selangor for at least 5 years, from age 18 to 40 years old.

Eligible Entrepreneurs

Registered with Department of Social Welfare (JKM) as differently abled and currently receiving Disability Worker Allowance (EPC).

Type of Businesses

Any businesses either properly registered or not, and unable to scale up or financially sustain the businesses.