Post by philiptancl on Oct 3, 2018 21:13:18 GMT -5
Besides being a moderator of this Forum, I am honored to be appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Governors for Montford Boys Town since July 1, 2014. This year we were privileged to have Hannah Yeoh, Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, as our Guest of Honor for the graduation ceremony on September 30, 2018.
Montfort Boys Town (MBT) in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia has been nurturing youth from poor, needy dysfunctional families, poor single parents & orphanages since October 1, 1959. These youth for many reasons, are outside the sphere of the formal education system. The families and guardians of these children would seize any opportunity to turn around their hard and vicious cycle of poverty. Montfort provides this opportunity to nurture these groups of less fortunate youth in picking up a vocational skill and undergoing a program of character formation to face a more positive future.
The silent cry of many parents or guardians is “What future would my son/daughter have if they are unable to cope with secondary school education?” To write them off as outright failure means we are writing off our hope and future, and giving up on their right to a future. To reverse the situation of those who seems not so attracted to formal academic subjects, Montford Boys Town offer an innovative teenager rebound program. These youth walk into Montfort with no skill, no hope and are not able to see their potential for the future. When they walk out of Montfort after 2 years of residential training, they are armed with skills, discipline, confidence, hope and a job.
The following are coverage for this year (2018) graduation ceremony: