I’m very proud of the group I mentored over the course of five days of Projek Kalsom. Min, Zulfah, Faty, Wani, Sya, Nizam and Raja. Group 10 – Zorro. For the business challenge game, they had to come up with a product, its production and marketing plans using a given budget of RM100,000. After much brainstorming, the group agreed to use Min’s idea of a bakery. Thus, Zorro’s Secret Cupcakes was born.
The idea was to produce cupcakes which looks good and tastes good, and far exceeds the level of Secret Recipe. The theme given was youth, and the group stood out with their simple cupcake product instead of high-tech electronic items many other groups came up with.
During the induction on the first day, I made everyone in my group draw a map of their education to career path. Nizam and Sya wants to be Syariah Lawyers, Zulfah aims to be a lecturer, Faty dreams of becoming a pilot, Min has ambitions of starting an international line of bakery. When we started asking questions on how to proceed with Zorro’s Secret Cupcakes, she impressed the group with her detailed knowledge in baking.
The kids were a dynamic bunch. My facilitator partner, Top and myself helped by guiding them to organise their ideas and brushing up their English. The group’s idea became a hit among the crowd and had many people asking questions. The members of the group who initally spoke minimal English did spectacularly during the presentation. Zorro’s Secret Cupcakes won the hearts of the judges and received first prize.
Well done to all of you!
Kita Zorro, macam hero! Pantang cabar, kita rempuh! Go, go go go, Zorro!