Pioneer Batch of RIGHT Participants Get Pat on the Back

Date : 07 August 2014     Source : Borneo Post Online

KOTA SAMARAHAN: 1Malaysia Sarawak Advisory Council (1MSAC) yesterday gave the thumbs-up to youths attending the Rural ICT Guided Home-Based Technopreneur (RIGHT) programme.

Teo (left )and Ung( right) exchange documents while Salang (second right) and Dr Chan look on after the signing of the Memorandum ofAgreement between Sarawak Information Systems (Sains) and Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia (YR1M) yesterday. — Photo Chimon Upon

In praising them for their spirit of wanting to learn new things and improve themselves, its chairman Datuk Joseph Salang thus hoped that after attending the programme youths would be more marketable and be able to stand on their own.

“They can get themselves to work for an employer or set their own businesses,” he said before witnessing the signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between Sarawak Information Systems (Sains) and Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia (YR1M) to mark a partnership for the RIGHT Programme held at Sains office here yesterday.

“It’s fortunate for YR1M, a charitable foundation, to be able to partner with Sains who will train these youth in RIGHT Programme so that they have every opportunity to progress with ICT knowledge,” he added, pointing out that the programme is not only on theory but also provides practical sessions.

He hoped that participants of the pilot project will not only succeed but be an example for those who wish to attend similar courses in the future.

“This collaborative effort is part of the 1M Sarawak project to help improve the quality of life of the people of Sarawak in line with the principles of 1Malaysia,” said Salang, who is also MP for Julau.

Salang said three male and seven female youths between the age of 18 and 25 years from the districts of Bau, Limbang, Belaga, Julau and Pakan had been selected by 1MSAC to attend the RIGHT Programme.

Meanwhile, Sains chief executive officer Datuk Teo Tien Hiong said he was pleased that Sains was partnering YR1M to run the programme.

The RIGHT Programme provides rural youths with six months of intensive IT training to make them technopreneurs who will provide IT services to their community.

The MoA was inked by Teo on behalf of Sains and YR1M chief executive officer Ung Su Ling, witnessed by Sains chairman Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam and Salang.

YR1M provided a fund of RM150,000 for the RIGHT programme.

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