Sabah Youth Council, affiliates get RM2.55mil in grants from state govt

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Youth Council (SYC) and its 17 affiliates received grants totaling RM2.55 mil from the Sabah government on Sunday (July 4).

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said the funds will allow them to carry out youth programmes as well as coordinate support activities during Phase One of the National Recovery Plan.

He said this in a statement released after witnessing the presentation of the annual grants by state Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Ellron Alfred Angin at Arena Belia, Kepayan here.

The ceremony was held in conjunction with the Chief Minister’s visit to the Youth Centre to see the mobilisation of the Dapur Belia 4.0 (Youth Kitchen) programme, which is a coordinated effort between the government, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the community to assist affected youths.

Coordinated by the Sabah Youth and Sports Ministry, the SYC Dapur Belia programme is now in its fourth series since the first movement control order last year.

Previously, the Council, together with its affiliates as well as selected youth clubs across Sabah, had distributed food baskets and energy packs for frontliners and extended various other assistance to those affected by the movement restrictions.

For Dapur Belia 4.0, they have targeted youths tied with the delivery service Food Panda as walkers and cyclists, who will be receiving 250 food baskets and 70 helmets.

So far, 65% of the targeted recipients have been reached.

According to the statement, more than 2,000 individuals have benefited from the Food Bank at the Arena Belia.

On another development, Hajiji commended the joint initiative by the Council, the Youth and Sports Ministry and the Social Security Organisation (Socso) in Sabah to help youths who lost their jobs during the lockdown through the MyFutureJobs portal.

The online portal is a one-stop centre providing a reference for job seekers, apart from offering job matching and programmes ranging from job placement, career consultancy, as well as in-depth counselling for those experiencing hardship and mobility assistance.

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