Jeanne launches Caring Malaysia programme

  • Nation
  • Friday, 06 Feb 2009

SELAYANG: Empowering communities from disadvantaged groups and nurturing the spirit of volunteerism — these are the twin thrusts of the Caring Malaysia (Malaysia Prihatin) programme mooted by Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah.

Under the programme, juvenile delinquents, single mothers, the orang asli and the disabled, among others, would be given more opportunities to learn new skills, increase their income and boost their employability.

Jeanne, who is the wife of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, launched the programme at the Higher Education Ministry (MOHE)-level at Selayang Community College yesterday.

Eight organisations would work together with the ministry, including the Education, Housing and Local Government, and Entre-preneur and Co­operative Develop­ment ministries. The others are the Orang Asli Affairs Department, Prisons Department, Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia, Proton Edar and the Faber Group.

Jeanne, who is also Open University Malaysia (OUM) chancellor earlier launched the university’s school of nursing and allied health sciences here yesterday.

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