An Exploratory Case Study on a Social Enterprise Company that Focuses to Improve Malaysian School Counseling Department: SASTRA Education Development

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Ananda Devan Sivalingam

Universiti Kuala Lumpur

Siva Chandaramohan

SASTRA Education Development

Shaheen Mansori

Malaysian University of Science and Technology (MUST)

Patifah Shamshuddin

Independent

Tan Teck Khong

SASTRA Education Development

Teh Tai Yong

SASTRA Education Development

GholamReza Zandi (PhD), CPA Australia

Universiti Kuala Lumpur Business School

Balakrishnan Parasuraman

Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Yip Mum Wai

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARC)

Date Written: October 30, 2020

Abstract

Social Enterprise Companies is becoming a new form of vehicle applied by social entrepreneurs who are addressing social problems. This case study discusses on SASTRA Education Development, a social enterprise company that was incorporated in 2014 to address and support the challenges in Malaysian School Counseling Department. It elaborates the purpose of its establishment from a preliminary research in 2012 and how SASTRA had evolved. The COVID-19 Pandemic has pushed SASTRA to revisit its strategies by adopting E- Learning which will be a new norm. Revenue stream needs to be improved for being sustainable and to continue in addressing the social problem. Hence, this paper highlights on SASTRA Education Development achievements from research to practical solution. Theories and models relates to SASTRA is highlighted.

Keywords: Social Enterprise, COVID- 19, E-Learning, School Counselling

JEL Classification: A13, F43

Suggested Citation

Sivalingam, Ananda Devan and Chandaramohan, Siva and Mansori, Shaheen and Shamshuddin, Patifah and Khong, Tan Teck and Yong, Teh Tai and Zandi, GholamReza and Parasuraman, Balakrishnan and Wai, Yip Mum, An Exploratory Case Study on a Social Enterprise Company that Focuses to Improve Malaysian School Counseling Department: SASTRA Education Development (October 30, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3721768 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3721768

Ananda Devan Sivalingam (Contact Author)

Universiti Kuala Lumpur ( email )

Level 8, Bangunan Yayasan Selangor
No. 74, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz
50300 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

Siva Chandaramohan

SASTRA Education Development

47810 Petaling Jaya
Selangor
Malaysia

Shaheen Mansori

Malaysian University of Science and Technology (MUST)

47810 Petaling Jaya
Selangor
Malaysia

Patifah Shamshuddin

Independent

Tan Teck Khong

SASTRA Education Development

47810 Petaling Jaya
Selangor
Malaysia

Teh Tai Yong

SASTRA Education Development

47810 Petaling Jaya
Selangor
Malaysia

GholamReza Zandi

Universiti Kuala Lumpur Business School ( email )

Lot 438-439 Seksyen 87A
Jalan Persiaran Gurney
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur 54000
Malaysia
0060-195728658 (Phone)
0060-3-26854140 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://zandi.cpmsco.com.my/

Balakrishnan Parasuraman

Universiti Malaysia Sabah ( email )

P.O. Box 80594
Jalan UMS
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 88999
Malaysia

Yip Mum Wai

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARC)

Jalan Kolej
Taman Bandar Baru
Perak, Kampar 31900
Malaysia

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