Maybank Foundation extends RISE programme to Sabah


KOTA KINABALU: The Maybank Foundation yesterday extended its Reach Independence and Sustainability (RISE) programme to Sabah.

Chief executive officer Shahril Azuar Jimin said the programme is aimed at building the economic capabilities of 200 persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the state through a structured training and mentoring programme.

“Maybank Foundation is working with the Sabah Community Welfare Service Department and various welfare organisations like the Sabah Cheshire Home in identifying appropriate participants for the programme.

“We believe that helping all segments of the community to gain financial independence will ensure the overall prosperity and sustainability of society at large,” he said at the launch of the programme at the state library yesterday.

Meanwhile, Maybank Sabah Regional Director Liew Kui Choi said the RISE programme was Maybank’s effort at strengthening the disabled persons’ involvement in entrepreneurship.

He also said Maybank always sought to meet the best interests of disabled persons such as providing disabled-friendly facilities.

“We also hope the community would take advantage of Maybank’s digital network for an easy, fast and safe banking service,” he added. — Bernama