Native youth in Sabah are facing the looming problem of not being able to escape poverty or low wage cycle for a number of reasons including; mismatch expectations of the real working world, inadequate leaders or mentors to guide them, insufficient training in life and soft skills needed to secure and keep a full time job and lack of motivation and sense of purpose.
Our team is committed to help a specific group of youth who have transitioned from rural villages to cities to pursue their tertiary education and will eventually progress to young working professionals in the near future.
We have developed a unique model to identify, train, develop and mentor youth to ensure they enter into the working world ready and able to thrive. We also envision youth to be change makers in the spheres of influence they will one day step into.
Youth under this program will attend monthly training in essential soft skills, life skills and leadership development. Additionally, they will also be mentored one-on-one on a regular basis where their growth journey can be talked through and chartered with a trusted mentor. Youth are required to commit to a minimum of two years.
Additionally, we hope to bridge the gap between training and employment by supporting these youth in finding a job placement. We will continue to monitor the progress of each youth so that eventually, they will become alumni to the program and be able to train and mentor new participants who come on board.