Sabah Youth Council, Affiliates Allocated RM2.459m In Grants This Year

Tawfik handed out 2017 grants to the Sabah Youth Council and its affiliates Wednesday.

KOTA KINABALU – The Sabah Youth and Sports Ministry has this year allocated a RM2.459 million grant to Sabah Youth Council (MBS) and its 14 affiliates to enable them to organise youth activities and programmes in the state.

From the total grant, MBS was awarded the highest amount of RM850,000 followed by the Scout Movement (RM260,000), Girl Guides Association (RM190,000) and Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM) (RM170,000).

Sabah Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Tawfiq Abu Bakar Titingan in handing over the grant to MBS and its affiliates here Wednesday, reminded recipients to spend the money which had been entrusted to them wisely.

Speaking to reporters after the ceremony he said the associations were responsible for organising activities and programmes towards rural and urban youth development.

“If in 2016 the associations had managed to implement 1,800 programmes which involved about 300,000 youths, they should maintain the same target this year.

“However they have been reminded that future programmes should be based on shared values of solidarity and cooperation between youths of various ethnic groups, religions, beliefs and customs,” he said.

Tawfiq said to ensure maximum impact on the targeted groups, recipients of the grant were also advised to plan the programmes according to requirement, principle, abilities and expertise of the respective associations.

“We have also set the goals to be achieved. They must implement as many programmes as they can with minimum costs which are able to attract urban and rural youth participation,” he said.