Corporate Social Responsibilities
26 Aug 2017
Yayasan Azman Hashim sponsors RM200k towards Yayasan Raja Muda Selangor's charitable activities
Yayasan Azman Hashim sponsors RM200k towards Yayasan Raja Muda Selangor’s charitable activities to help youth 

(Kuala Lumpur, 26 Aug 2017) – Tan Sri Azman Hashim, via Yayasan Azman Hashim, sponsored RM200,000 towards Yayasan Raja Muda Selangor (“YRMS”)’s charitable activities to help youth aged between 18 to 29 years.

YRMS was launched in 2003 by DYMM Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, then DYTM Raja Muda Selangor, the Crown Prince of Selangor. 

YRMS was established with a mission to help young adults throughout the country who are not academically inclined but possess “hidden” talents and skills, by providing them the means to cultivate their talents and skills, so that they can be developed into successful members of our society.

There are 3 main programmes facilitated by YRMS to meet the objective which include the “Talent For The World” (“TFTW”) Programme. Gifted youths who, due to either unfortunate circumstances or lesser academic inclination, were unable to pursue their ambition are selected and trained under the mentorship and guidance of industry experts. Some many youths have benefitted from this Programme such as Wong Eng Leong, now an artist, Goh Chiu Kuan, a potter, Azhar a sculptor and renowned Malaysian rap artiste, Muhammad Shazwan Shawaluddin or better known as “Shazzwan”. Wong, Goh and Azhar were all trained by Juhari Said, a leading Malaysian artist, as their mentor, while “Shazzwan” was mentored by rapper “Yogi-B”. The mentors are all reputable individuals in their respective industries.

The second is the “Skills Training” Programme where YRMS will offer various vocational programmes to the needy. Various areas of skills training, amongst others include culinary, fashion design, tailoring, electrical, mechanical studies. Approximately 1,000 youths have benefitted from the various vocational programmes since its inception. One such individual was Siti Noor Abdullah, a single mother with 5 children with a job that barely sustained the family, who through the aid by YRMS, is now a certified trainer and examiner who owns a mobile spa business.

YRMS’s “Self-Discovery For Young Adults” Programme conducts motivational workshops and talks to Form 5 students who are sitting for their SPM examination. The workshops and talks are meant to give these students encouragement and motivation, to help them focus on their examination as well as to raise awareness of the “Skills Training” Programme in the event the students do not fare well in their SPM exams. Those who benefitted include some 950 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (“SPM”) students who surprised their teachers and schools with decent SPM results after participating in the motivational course offered by YRMS.

An exclusive dinner was held at Istana Selangor to introduce the TFTW Programme’s latest recipient, Chef Megat Danial Aizat bin Megat Ariffin from YRMS’s TFTW Culinary discipline.  

The exclusive Yayasan Raja Muda Selangor’s “Talent For The World – The Third Show” Dinner was held at Istana Selangor 

Tan Sri Azman Hashim and his wife, YM Tunku Puan Sri Arishah Tunku Ma'amor attended the Dinner along with other distinguished dignitaries and guests.

Among the distinguished attendees were the Sultan of Selangor, DYMM Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, the Raja Muda of Selangor, DYTM Tengku Amir Shah and Chairman of YRMS, Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad bin Raja Tun Uda.