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Friday, 10 June 2011

Honda fund interviews for 100 youths

SEREMBAN: One hundred youths from Negri Sembilan have taken part in the Honda Dream Fund's selection interviews.

Launched in 2007, the fund helps youths who are unable to further their studies because of financial difficulties. A nationwide tour is being held to select candidates. 

Youths aged between 17 and 24 from families with monthly household incomes of RM1,500 and below, and are academically qualified to study at local institutes of higher learning, are eligible

Honda Malaysia Sdn Bhd managing director and chief executive officer Yoichiro Ueno said the company would ensure that only deserving candidates would be selected. 

"The aim of this fund is to help the underprivileged and give them a fair chance to further their studies either in the academic or vocational fields," he said.

So far, the fund has helped 80 youths to further their studies. Some have already received their degrees and diplomas.

One of the interviewees, Afifi Mohamad Nor, 22, said he was hopeful that he would be selected as he wanted to become a chef.

"Corporate bodies normally give scholarships to those who excel in their studies, but Honda Malaysia focuses on the underprivileged. This gives people like me the chance to realise our dreams," he added.

source : nst

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