RM16.89 million for Sabah youths’ development

RM16.89 million for Sabah youths’ development

KOTA KINABALU: The State Government has allocated RM16.89 million to implement various youth programmes involving leadership and skills development to empower youth in line with the Sabah Youth Policy.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said the State Government is committed to youth development and acknowledged the challenges faced by institutions like Montfort Youth Training Centre (MYTC), which lack permanent income sources and is committed to supporting them.

“The federal and state governments have introduced various initiatives to ensure organisations like MYTC could benefit, including increased budget allocation for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions to enhance resource availability and expansion of scholarship and bursary schemes for students, amongst others,” he said.

The Chief Minister said this at the MYTC’s 25th Anniversary Charity Dinner in Magellan Sutera tonight.His speech was delivered by Finance Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun.

He said the State Government was committed to supporting MYTC’s mission to assist underprivileged youth by offering them opportunities to break the cycle of poverty and for them to reach their full potential.

He said it is a significant milestone for the MYTC to celebrate 25 years in educating youths.

“As Sabah’s economy continues on positive growth, youth development plays a critical role in our region’s economic advancement. MYTC’s graduates are not just skilled workers, they are individuals who significantly contribute to our society’s growth and progress.

“They demonstrate that technical and vocational education is as valuable and powerful in shaping a better future for Sabah’s youth.

“Montfort’s character formation programme is particularly noteworthy. Its mission to empower youth and harness their full potential, especially those from the interior and those who have dropped out of mainstream education, is commendable.


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