COMMITMENT ENSURES CONTINUED SUCCESS
Staff members dedicated to ensuring programmes’ success, says GM
THE success of programmes conducted by Yayasan Pahang (YP) since its establishment earned it the Contribution to Organisation trophy during the Asia Human Resources Development Awards 2017.
The accolade is the latest in a string of awards garnered by YP over the years, which includes the Islamic Financial Literacy & Education Award, Education Champion Award and Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership Award.
YP general manager Datuk Mahmud Mohd Nawawi, who accepted the award from Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in Putrajaya on Aug 8, said the accolade was a salute to YP staff, who were committed and dedicated to ensuring that YP programmes were carried out successfully.
He said at YP, people were free to voice out their opinions.
He said there was two-way communication between staff, from the lower ranks to the top management.
“The relationship between the management and other staff has strengthened through this concept. It allows everyone to contribute ideas to ensure that the foundation grows successfully.”
He said the support of YP chairman Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob, who is also Pahang menteri besar, in YP programmes, especially those involving education, was also a factor in the foundation’s success.
“YP introduced Projek Anak Yatim Permata Hati (Perhati) in 2007, and it has been a huge success. It has benefited some 17,000 Form Five students who are orphans.
“Through the programme, a teacher is assigned to handle 10 Form Five students every year. They help the students in their studies, advise them on career paths and help them fill in application forms to further education institutions.
“Based on our records, around 70 per cent of Perhati students furthered their studies at higher learning institutions, while the remainder equipped themselves with other skills and secured jobs. This is a sustainable programme and not a one-off event, where the student receives (limited) assistance only once a year.”
Mahmud said to ensure continuous success, YP created a database to track the progress of students in the programme until they had secured jobs and became independent.
“To date, 50 per cent of underprivileged secondary school students and 95 per cent of underprivileged primary school pupils have received scholarships from YP.
“Our goal is to ensure that everyone has equal access to education to create a better (society).”
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi handing over an award to Yayasan Pahang general manager Datuk Mahmud Mohd Nawawi at the Asia Human Resources Development Awards 2017 in Putrajaya recently.