RM10 mil for Impact Malaysia youth programmes

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman. (Bernama pic)

SUBANG JAYA: The government has allocated RM10 million to Impact Malaysia, which has been set up for youth and social development projects, said Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman.

He said Impact Malaysia is a platform to connect government bodies, corporate companies, NGOs, civil community organisations, social enterprises and individuals.

“At the moment, we have too many volunteer programmes. In fact, many ministries also have the same volunteer programmes and these are overlapping, resulting in ministries competing among themselves.

“Therefore, Impact Malaysia is a combination of all parties, opening doors to NGOs, corporate companies, industries and even individuals to carry out social innovation with the latest technology,” he told reporters after launching Impact Malaysia at Spacecubix in Puchong near here today.

Commenting further, Syed Saddiq said Impact Malaysia is not just a rebranding of the previous 1Malaysia 4 Youth (iM4U).

He said all programmes formulated are different and they would have an effect on the community in the long run.