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Focus on youth development

Posted on: Tuesday, December 28, 2021

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Kota Kinabalu: The state government allocation of RM 95.89 million in next year’s budget will focus on various youth development initiatives, including skills upgrading, retraining and upgrading programs. , said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor. competitive young people, he said in his speech at the opening of the 24th Annual General Meeting of the Sabah Youth Council here on Monday. “The government will maintain the RM 5 million grant to youth associations as a seed fund for the implementation of the program, in addition to the RM 10 million allocated to the Sabah Youth Entrepreneur Jaya Scheme (Syabas) program, which is a new initiative to help young entrepreneurs relaunch their businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.


In addition, the state government will also implement the Sabah Maju Jaya (SMJ) Youth Fellowship Program, as well as the Sabah Youth Leadership Incubator Program (IKeBS) which will see the participation of various agencies such as the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the SMJ Secretariat, the Kerjasama Kerajaan dan Rakyat Institute (IKRAR) and the Sabah Youth Council, ”he said. will also focus on solving social issues affecting young people by improving the youth leadership and volunteerism program, encouraging patriotism and encouraging healthy and active lifestyles. In the meantime, he hopes the Youth Council of Sabah and Affiliate Members will continue to be the voice of government policies, programs and initiatives for the people. “As a future generation, the youth development agenda must be implemented. works based on current needs and future challenges, ”said Hajiji, sponsor of the Sabah Youth Council.


He commended the Council for its “Dapur Belia” initiative which acted not only as a humanitarian program to help alleviate the burden on the vulnerable group, but also as a catalyst to orient young people to volunteerism. Hajiji also urged young people to participate proactively in the development of the country. “You are important because you will be our future and you have the power, idealism, enthusiasm and courage to make change for good,” he said.
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