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TEAM PROGRAMME MALAYSIA AWARD DAY BY SELANGOR YOUTH COMMUNITY. | Youth is the one we should celebrate and supports to ensure our nation will go strong in the future. It is true that our future will depend on the young generation and as a mom, it is our responsibility to ensure our kids growing up as a great leader.

Hence, many programmes in Malaysia are available to help the Youth and one of them is the Team Programme by Selangor Youth Community.

Selangor Youth Community (SAY) x Prince’s Trust International

Selangor Youth Community (SAY) under the patronage of HH Raja Muda of Selangor in partnership with Prince’s Trust International, a global organisation founded by His Majesty King Charles III, the former Prince of Wales, has embarked on an initiative to support struggling youths through a 9-week personal and professional development journey with various activities involved. 

Hairul Mafahir Abdullah; Receiver of 2022 Prince’s Trust Sustainability Award

Hairul, a participant in the programme was selected as the 2022 Prince’s Trust Sustainability Award receiver for Asia, an award that recognises outstanding
young people on a Prince’s Trust programme across the world.

Prince’s Trust International works with local partners to deliver employability, education and enterprise programmes that help young people to succeed. The organisation now works in 18 countries and, since 2015, has supported over 70,000 young people.

To celebrate Hairul’s achievement, a reception was held with our young people, supporters and all stakeholders involved. The event, which took place at Sunway Putra Hotel was graced by His Highness Raja Muda of Selangor, Tengku Amir Shah Ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj

Hairul and his parent.

The story of Hairul’s difficulty in seeking employment upon graduating and how he bounced back through the Team Programme has opened the eyes of many to the importance of such programmes. Despite losing his job during the pandemic like millions of other young people, Hairul was able to turn that setback into a new opportunity with the help of the Team Programme. 

For information, TEAM Programme is an intense nine (9) week of personal and professional development journey to provide equal chances for deserving
young people aged 18-30 with the goal of providing them with a better future through three different types of opportunities: Employment, Education and Training.

Previously an engineering technician, Hairul was determined to find a new job and signed up for the programme, where he particularly enjoyed his two-week work experience placement with the Tropical Rainforest Conservation & Research Centre (TRCRC).

Impressed by his performance, the centre offered him a job as an assistant researcher after he completed the programme. Now, as a Biodiversity & Restoration Coordinator, Hairul spends his days working in the forest, caring for native saplings and monitoring wildlife. He has found a greater sense of purpose and connection in his work, which focuses on not just himself but also the surrounding community, nature, and the environment.

In his speech, Hairul mentioned that the values he gained from Team Programme has helped him in setting his career path and goals as well as to kickstart his career. 

“I believe that this is only the beginning for me towards achieving greater heights from this day onwards. I hope that Team Programme can prosper long into the future in order to provide opportunities for more youths moving forward.” 


Wasim Malik, Head of Delivery for Asia at Prince's Trust International, commented: 

"It has been fantastic to hear from so many young people today who have benefitted from our programmes and are now making a difference in their communities. At Prince's Trust International, in collaboration with our valued partners like Selangor Youth Community, we empower young people to realise their dreams by providing transformative opportunities to develop skills and cultivate the confidence needed for sustainable careers. We are committed to providing invaluable opportunities for young people in Malaysia and I look forward to seeing many more young people supported in future”.

His Highness Tengku Amir Shah Ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj, Raja Muda of Selangor said 

“I am very proud of Hairul and his achievement. His journey is an inspiration to many who are struggling out there. I am also enormously proud of all our young people from the programme. I hope we can help more young people out there and inspire their growth.”

Team Programme Malaysia 2023 Award list:

1. Hairul Mafahir Abdullah - Prince’s Trust Sustainability Award 

2. Personal Growth Award - Teffanie Arputheraj

3. Perseverance Award - Duwan Abdullah 

4. Most Supportive Community Partner - Arus Academy 

5. Most Supportive Work Placement Provider - Tropical Rainforest Conservation and Research Centre (TRCRC)

Congrats to all award winners, hopefully, this programme will continue to benefit others and hopefully many will take the initiative by joining this great programme to change their life or future undertakes. 

I guess if this Programme exists when I'm young, I'll be joining it too. haha


Selangor Youth Community (SAY) was founded by His Highness Tengku Amir Shah Ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj, Raja Muda Selangor in 2017. SAY is a non-governmental, nonpolitical and non-profit organisation that strives to produce dynamic, progressive and energetic youth community. Based on studies and workshops conducted by the Boston Consulting Group in identifying youths in Selangor, SAY champions four niche areas; Entrepreneurship, Sports and Health, Arts and Creative, and Community Service. 

The four core areas are aligned with the interest of youth in Selangor. As of 2022, SAY has had a positive impact on a total of 310,738 youths, not only concentrated in the state of Selangor but also across Malaysia through over 200 initiatives and programs starting from the first-year of establishment hence producing a Social Return on Investment (SROI) of 1:3.03. 

SAY also runs holistic programs and initiatives through partners from various government agencies, corporations and communities to further identify gaps in the ecosystem in ensuring no community is left behind. 


Prince’s Trust International has been supporting young people worldwide since 2015. We were founded by His Majesty King Charles III to tackle the global crisis in youth unemployment, building on four decades of experience in the UK. Our mission is to empower young people to learn, earn and thrive. We provide opportunities to develop the skills and confidence to succeed and deliver tangible employment outcomes. 

By blending our expertise with a global network of local partners, we develop programmes and interventions to help young people to build their own futures. Our programmes and interventions are now present in 18 countries within the Commonwealth and beyond, across Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Europe. We have supported over 70,000 young people worldwide since 2015.


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