Prince’s Trust International was founded by His Majesty The King of the United Kingdom, to tackle the global crisis of youth unemployment and have been supporting young people worldwide since 2015. They work with local partners to develop programmes and interventions to help young people to build their own futures.
They are committed to amplifying the voices of young people on the global stage and putting their needs at the very heart of the design and delivery of our work. This complements global efforts to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, their programmes are now present in 17 countries within the Commonwealth and beyond across Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Europe.
Selangor Youth Community is the official Malaysian partner of Prince’s Trust International UK.
TEAM Programme is an intense nine-week programme that supports the personal and professional development journey of our beneficiaries into education, training and employment.
It is structurally designed to provide for active team-building, and gradually increase skills development, including communication, reliability, confidence, motivation and resilience. The end goal is for participants to enter employment, training or education.
Hairul is a diploma graduate who was unemployed before participating in TEAM. Aged 25, he worked in a factory as technician before being retrenched due to the pandemic. He was looking for job opportunities before he came discovered TEAM. He was selected to work at the Tropical Rainforest Conservatin & Research Centre (TRCRC) for his work placement and developed huge interest in forestry. Through the passion and commitment he showed throughout the programme, he now works there full time. Hairul is now a key figure in the Scouts Club while pursuing a full time career at TRCRC.
Unemployed for 7 months after finishing his education. He has been trying to search high and low for an opportunity but it was tough especially when anxiety comes in. Joining Team Programme was an eye opening and a life changing moment for him. With his determination and hard work, he landed himself a job with the support from TEAM and finally achieved his goal, to be employed in the government. He then won the prestigious Global Young Awards for Asia 2021 beating other nominations from Asia partners.
After graduating, Izzah (25) struggled to find work. Because of the pandemic, very few companies in Malaysia were recruiting. After taking part in the TEAM programme, Izzah decided to take the plunge and set up her own business instead.
She now runs a successful coffee kiosk, Kopi K, in her hometown. One of the key business skills that Izzah learned was how to set and achieve goals. When she first
launched Kopi K, Izzah was only able to offer a drive-by collection service from her home. As she sought to build her business, Izzah’s short-term goal was to move to a physical stall within three months. She now has a roadside kiosk serving takeaway coffees, and also offers catering for private events.