Education is key towards empowering the next generation. This is why we believe that to truly enrich and touch lives of those in need, we must first start with education.

As a firm believer in lifelong learning, we want to give our best to ensure that those who need it most, regardless of age, have the opportunity to obtain the education they need. Even for adults, it is important to bring the right education and awareness to enable them to maximise their potential.

Yayasan Hartalega Scholarship

Education is key towards building leaders of tomorrow. Our aim is to enable as many deserving students as we can to pursue tertiary education, so they can go on to make positive changes to the world.

Teach For Malaysia (TFM) supplying the Learning Box

Yayasan Hartalega’s partnership with TFM began in 2018 to address Menstrual hygiene Empowering at-risk & COVID-19 school contributed RM1,870,000 to support TFM’s efforts in continuously equipping management underprivileged youth programme and empowering students to become agents of change. This year, we reached approximately 2,054 students and teachers through TFM. In 2021, Yayasan Hartalega’s donations comprised:

  • RM1,150,000 to support the Education Recovery Efforts across all pillars including Fellowship Pre-service Programme, Tutoring Programme and Learning Boxes.
  • RM500,000 for the pilot Tutoring Programme which has impacted 532 students across 13 schools.
  • RM350,000 to continue Yayasan Hartalega’s Learning Box Project, where self-directing learning resource boxes containing engaging activities and materials were distributed to students in rural locations. The educational tool enables students to continue learning even with limited or zero bandwidth.

In addition, 30 Fellows (instructors from TFM) were supported through the Fellowship Pre-service Programme sponsorship.

Menstrual hygiene management programme

In an effort to support menstrual poverty concerns among rural B40 communities, Yayasan Hartalega partnered with Athena Empower, Perbadanan Perpustakaan Awam Selangor and Wanita Berdaya Selangor to help educate girls aged between 13 to 17 years old on menstrual hygiene. The initiative was aimed at boosting confidence in young girls to better manage their menstruation and overall health.

The menstrual hygiene management programme also shed light on related topics such as what to expect during puberty and the physical, mental and emotional changes during menstruation, among others. Under the programme, more than RM120,000 worth of hygienic materials were distributed to date.

Empowering at-risk and underprivileged youth

Marking our second year collaborating with Discover Muay Thai (DMT), a social enterprise organisation that aims to empower at-risk and underprivileged Malaysian youth, Yayasan Hartalega kicked off an intensive four-month development programme in FY2021 to teach youth the fundamental life values of Muay Thai, followed by a post academy employment programme to pursue meaningful careers in sports and health.

The four-month programme consisted of two components, namely the DMT Academy Programme and Work Placement and Monitoring Programme. The DMT Academy focused on various modules such as basic English language skills, entrepreneurship skills, customer service, volunteering sessions, team building, financial management, as well as ethics.

Subsequently, the Work Placement and Monitoring Programme was aimed at providing financial security and upskilling opportunities by placing alumni of DMT Academy with other DMT partners for a minimum of three months after graduation. The programme has successfully helped eight participants in securing gainful employment and continues to provide mentorship.

COVID-19 school programme

The COVID-19 School Programme was aimed at supporting students undergoing their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) examinations during the pandemic. Yayasan Hartalega supplied COVID-19 packs to approximately 6,000 students from schools in Bestari Jaya, Kuala Selangor, Sepang and Banting.

Each pack consisted of face masks, hand sanitisers, food vouchers and informative leaflets to spread awareness on COVID-19 preventive measures. Along with this, we donated hand sanitisers and sanitising equipment benefitting 9,000 students across 18 schools.

Teach For Malaysia (TFM) Fellowship Programme

In line with our SHIELD values: Learning, we strongly believe that everyone should be given access to education to reach their fullest potential.

This is why we have been working with Teach For Malaysia (TFM) for the past 5 years. Our work covers 5 states in Malaysia, Selangor, Johor, Sabah, Sarawak, and Perak.

Through Yayasan Hartalega, we’ve supported up to 50 teachers, created the Learning Box, an online Tutoring program with 500 in-service teachers, a Distance Learning website with online classes, and a Student Leadership programme.

We met up with some newly sponsored fellows and they will be starting their journey as teachers in a few villages of Orang Asli in Perak. Through our commitment towards

Touching Lives, we hope to be able to enrich the lives of the community surrounding us.

Student Bursary Programme – MyKasih Foundation

We launched the Yayasan Hartalega x MyKasih Foundation Student Bursary Programme in 6 primary schools at Bestari Jaya, Selangor.

Through this programme, 600 students will be received a monthly allowance for the next 8 months via their student smartcard cashless system to pay for necessities from their koperasi and meals at their canteen. We believe this will help the students to be more focused in their studies.