Rotary Education Fund Education Assistance Award
Rotary Club of Bukit Kiara Sunrise (RCBKS) held a Rotary Education Fund (REF) Education Assistance Awards presentation ceremony in February 2012 for its six new REF Awardees, two of whom are Esther Chong and Lam Kar Mun, daughters of MyKasih recipients from Kayu Ara. Their application, academic achievements and results of their interview session met the pre-requisites set out by the RCBKS REF Committee.
To-date, 35 students have received the REF Education Assistance Awards by RCBKS, not including the above 6 new awardees.
The main objective of the REF is to nurture and develop underprivileged youths between ages 15-19, who desire to “help themselves”, to become useful members of society. RCBKS does this by providing:
1. Educational Assistance Award (EAA)
2. Leadership Training Programme (LTP)
3. Values Education Programme (VEP)
4. Youth Mentorship Programme (YMP)
More information about the RCBKS REF Education Assistance Awards at www.rotary.org.
SOLS 24/7 Education For The Poor
SOLS 24/7 is an NGO that provides training & boarding through a Unique Education Program for Youths. SOLS 24/7’s innovative, effective and easily replicated programs have trained over 75,000 and operates in 6 countries (Malaysia, Cambodia, Timor Leste, Laos, Japan and Singapore).
SOLS 24/7’s core mission is to equip youth with life-skills to assist them achieve an understanding about life and to achieve a higher standard of living through education.
To achieve this goal, SOLS 24/7 provides a comprehensive training and boarding program which emphasizes sustainability, easily understood training content and practical application of knowledge. For more info, visit the SOLS 24/7 Facebook page or their website at www.sols247.org.
Youth Leadership Camps
8-11 December – Lions Club YES Camp 2011
Eighteen youth from MyKasih’s Wangsa Maju community got to join 112 others in the District 308 B1 Lions Youth Essential Skills Camp 2011 (YES Camp) held at the Kuala Kubu Bharu PLKN Camp in Selangor over a period of four days. Themed Values Expectations Breakthrough, the camp aimed to inspire and motivate the youth to achieve great things in life, while also inculcating a sense of civic-consciousness.
Educational and team-building elements were incorporated into the camping experience. Among the exciting and energetic activities were obstacle courses, the flying fox, night walks, water activities, team building and abseiling.
4 – 7 July – myHarapan BreakFree Youth StartUp Camp 2011
MyKasih Foundation and myHarapan Youth Trust Foundation teamed up to conduct a pilot StartUp Camp for youth from MyKasih recipient communities. Themed Break Free, the camp aimed to transform the participants’ mindsets, helping them believe in their own capacity to grow and do good for themselves, their families and the community.
Particular attention was paid to improving the communication and creative thinking skills of the youth, in preparation for entry into the workspace. Twenty-nine participants from Kayu Ara, Jinjang, Segambut and Selayang attended the Camp which was held at Cope Adventure in Ampang, Selangor.
The participants were encouraged to develop projects that they liked and then provided guidance over three months to plan and implement them. At the end the programme, five projects were to be selected for pitching which will culminate in a fund-raising event in 2012. DIALOG Group sponsored RM70,000 towards at the Camp and coaching activities.