SELANGOR, 28 NOVEMBER 2019 – Yayasan MRCB has contributed a total of RM120,000.00 to train 20 youths with learning disabilities for six months on the Economic Empowerment Programme at the Rumah Amal Cheshire Training Centre in Batu Caves, Selangor. It is a structured programme that involves training on skills to improve these youths’ knowledge and eventually gain their financial independence.
Yayasan MRCB has contributed the initial RM60,000 to train the first batch of 10 youths with learning disabilities beginning last year. And this year, the foundation again contributed another RM60,000 for the 2nd batch of 10 youths to attend the training programme.
Datin Jasmine Abdullah Heng, Chairperson of Yayasan MRCB together with two of its trustees, Jamaludin Zakaria and Datuk Shamrat Sen Gupta attended the event that was officiated by His Highness the Crown Prince of Selangor, Tengku Amir Shah ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj, who is also the patron for Rumah Amal Cheshire Selangor. Other guests included senior management of MRCB, parents and guardians of the youths.
Datin Jasmine Abdullah Heng said, “This is the 2nd year Yayasan MRCB supports this type of training for these special youths as it has proven to be successful. We are very excited to share that all the 10 youths that we supported last year have been given employment at various organizations, such as Dorsett Hotel, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, Mercure Hotel, Saujana Hotel, KFC Chicken Rice Shop and they are all now financially independent. We are confident that with our financial contribution and the structured programme developed by Cheshire Home, the 10 youths that we have selected for this year will benefit greatly from this vocational training.”
She added, “at Yayasan MRCB, we strive hard to ensure that we consistently identify impactful causes and undertake various programmes to support the unfortunate, needy students and communities in improving their lives and in this case, the youths with learning disabilities as to enable them to get job opportunities”.
This Economic Empowerment Programme training will expose the youths to various areas such as time and money management, methods of baking cakes and bread, hospitality, job coaching, social skills and industrial training at the hotels for practical work before their graduation.