Thursday, June 18, 2015

Social Transformation Program for Kelantan

Following the setting up of two tailoring transformation programs in Terengganu, researchers from the Accounting Research Institute (ARI) have been  invited recently to meet Kelantan royalty, YM Tengku Puan Temenggong Datuk Tunku Noor Hayati Tengku Abdul Rahman to discuss the establishment of new social transformation programs in Kelantan.  ARI was represented by its director Prof Dr Normah Omar, two deputy directors Associate Professor Zuraidah Mohd Sanusi and Associate Professor Dr Jamaliah Said and a research fellow, Dr Norazida Mohamed.  YM Tengku Puan Temenggong brought with her, three associates: Puan Sharifah Rahayu, Puan Jamaayah Che Ros and Cik Liyana Malik.  As the prospective programs will be established and conducted in Kelantan, ARI will be outsourcing some experts from Universiti Teknologi MARA Kelantan campus.  As such, the Rector of UiTM Kelantan, Dato' Mohd Helmi and a research Datin Faizah have also been invited to participate in the discussions.  YM Tengku Puan Temenggong is keen to set up a Foundation - YANAS that will be used as a platform to source for funding.  Based on ARI's previous experiences, the specific group to focus for the transformation program will be single mothers who are currently registered with KEMAS.  To date, KEMAS is involved in facilitating the community in many activities such as tailoring, education, food, batik and souveniers.   Following this initial meeting, the process to register YANAS will commence,  Once the meeting with KEMAS is held, the preparation for a signing of MoU between ARI and YANAS will be arranged.  We at ARI look forward to another successful and impactful venture.