Turning teenagers into skilled mechanics

Star Media Group representative hands over a mock cheque for donation worth RM20,000 to Montfort Youth Centre representative

MELAKA: The Montfort Youth Centre (MYC) at Kampung Baru Ayer Salak will expand its general maintenance training workshop and purchase electrical workshop tools, thanks to a RM20,000 donation from Star Foundation.

MYC sector director Brother Peter K said the centre was grateful to Star Foundation for the monetary assistance and that it could help to achieve its target to raise RM300,000 for the facelift of the welding and electrical department.

He further explained that the expansion will allow them to build a more competent workforce and accommodate more students at a time.

“We can now accept more youths to undergo training with more training facilities made available,” he said after a mock cheque presentation of donation from Star Foundation, the charitable arm of Star Media Group (SMG) on July 13.

The mock cheque was presented by SMG’s Melaka bureau stringer Sardi Mahorm at the centre.

Peter said a new course on agriculture was also introduced earlier in July. Currently, 65 trainees, aged between 16 and 19, are pursuing various courses at the centre.

Located about 15km from the heart of the historic city, MYC nurtures youths through character building guidance, skills training and counselling sessions as part of the overall curriculum.

Well known for the running of the Monfort Boys Town in Shah Alam over the past 63 years, the Brothers of St Gabriel established the MYC in Sabah (1999) and in Ayer Salak in 2001.

For more information on Montfort Youth Centre, visit https://montfortyouthcentre.org/ or call 06-3510114/5.

Star Foundation is the charitable arm of Star Media Group that aims to support impactful initiatives to help a diverse group of beneficiaries. For more information, please visit starfoundation.com.my.

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Nation

Johor govt condemns deadly Ulu Tiram attack during state assembly
PM: Malaysia, Uzbekistan can forge strategic partnerships in areas of Muslim interest
Sarawak's political stability brings development, progress, says Zahid
Flood evacuees in Perak down to 100 as at 8am today
Ulu Tiram attack: Attacker acted on his own
Madrid court upholds contempt verdict against Stampa
Beware of scammers pretending to be the good guys
Sacred Buddha relics on public display for first time
Serdang Heart Centre in overdrive to tackle maintenance woes
Cheaper fixed Internet for 10,000 schools

Others Also Read