Over RM50k to empower prison inmates

Worthy cause: Royfaizal (eighth from left) and representatives from other sponsors at the ceremony.

INMATES at Kajang Women’s Prison are set to benefit from an upgrade of equipment and facilities, enabling them to produce products such as cakes, biscuits and frozen food.

This is thanks to an initiative by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Graduate School of Business (GSB) students to empower the prison inmates in bringing about a positive change in their lives and those of their families.

According to a UKM press release, the upgrade would provide the inmates with skills and knowledge necessary for generating income and improving their quality of life.

It is also hoped that the project would help create a better understanding between the inmates and the prison staff, as well as inspire more people to help those in need and to spread love and kindness in the community.

A collaboration between UKM-GSB and Kajang Women’s Prison, the Cinta project drew the support of nine companies, culminating in a total of RM52,286.22 being collected for the cause.

At the donation handover ceremony held on Feb 16, the main sponsor Royan Trading Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Royfaizal Razali Chong presented a mock cheque to UKM-GSB worth RM20,751, followed by representatives from other sponsors.

UKM-GSB Cinta project director Dhiya Syazana Safra expressed her confidence that the programme would be a success, the press release read.

It added that the team had identified the equipment and materials necessary for upgrading and for procurement; as well as the training and support needed to ensure that the inmates are able to use the new equipment and produce quality products.

The team, it said, is also working with the prison authorities to ensure that the inmates are able to access the resources and support to ensure the success of the programme.

The handover ceremony was held at Kajang Women’s Prison and attended by representatives from the Malaysian Prison Department, UKM-GSB students and staff, and prison inmates.

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