Time and time again, the world has proved to us that excelling in school isn’t always a measure of how successful you will be in life. Many of the world's most prominent leaders and success stories, like John F. Kennedy, George W. Bush, Mark Zuckerberg, and Richard Branson, struggled in school but have gone on to become Presidents and world-renowned entrepreneurs.
At Yayasan Tenaga Nasional (YTN), we believe in grooming the next generation for success not just within the classroom, but also in life. For us, that starts with instilling the right attitude and values from young, which was the primary objective of our CSR for YTN Scholars programme.
Developed especially for second year YTN scholars at Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), this programme aims to foster the values of gratitude and empathy for others, among students. At the start of the programme, students are divided into groups of 5 to 10 and assigned a facilitator - one of our YTN executives. After deciding on a campaign objective, each group will then be allocated funds to execute their CSR project.
Besides exposing students to the importance of community service and performing acts of kindness for others, this programme allows students to look beyond their own needs and care for those around them. This team effort will also help elevate their leadership experience, communication skill, and planning competencies, all of which are valuable skills that will benefit them on their path to success.