Helping youth forge ahead

Lots to do: Pasupathy briefing the Kom D Komrades members on MySkills efforts.

A GROUP of former Universiti Kebangsaa Malaysia (UKM) students donated a total of RM12,250 to Primus Institute of Technology campus in Port Klang.

Twenty members of Kom D Komrades, an Indian alumni group, visited the campus in Port Kelang recently and were met by MySkills Foundation director S. Pasupathi, who is also a UKM graduate.

He briefed them on the foundation’s role of providing training for youths who are lagging behind in education.

Pasupathi said men do courses such as mechatronics, electrical wiring, welding, repairing air-conditioners and plumbing while the women study culinary skills and secretarial studies.

He said Primus can accommodate up to 700 students, has eight fully air-conditioned classrooms, a computer lab, an assembly hall for talks and activities, four electrical and mechatronics labs, a library, computer lab, surau and cafeteria.

He said the campus in Port Klang was easily accessible via KTM, buses and major highways.

“We also provide hostel accommodation and shuttle bus services. All our students wear uniforms and there is a punch-card system in place to keep track of their attendance.”

Pasupathi added that their courses were accredited by the Skills Development Department.

“Our focus is not only on education but also developing the social skills of at-risk youths,” he said.

Kom D Komrades coordinator V. Srimugayogam said they were impressed with the efforts of MySkills in equipping school dropouts with survival skills.

“We salute MySkills Foundation for its commitment and dedication in transforming the lives of these youths,” he said.

Srimugayogam also handed over a mock cheque for RM12,250 to Pasupathi for the MySkills building fund.

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