Help­ing Perlis youth grow

New Straits Times - - News -

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Youth will con­tinue to make youth’s dreams come true, said Perlis Umno Youth chief Syed Atif Syed Abu Bakar.

Fol­low­ing na­tional Umno Youth chief Khairy Ja­malud­din’s call for youth to be do­ers in­stead of fol­low­ers, Atif said the state Youth mem­bers had spent the past three years en­gag­ing the grass­roots, re­gard­less of their po­lit­i­cal be­liefs.

“In Perlis, we help youth to be in­de­pen­dent. In­stead of giving them a fish a day, we teach them how to fish be­cause the only way to help some­one build his fu­ture is to un­der­stand and help him achieve his dreams,” he told the New Straits Times.

When asked how the state Umno Youth en­gaged the younger gen­er­a­tion, Atif said they did it by lis­ten­ing to their as­pi­ra­tions and then show­ing them the right chan­nel.

“There was this young man who was very in­ter­ested in hair­dress­ing.

“In­stead of get­ting him a job, we helped him get train­ing and open a bar­ber shop.

“We even helped in ren­o­vat­ing and paint­ing his shop. It was not that dif­fi­cult and did not cost a lot of money.

“All you need to do is to spare some time and energy to help Malaysians.”

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