Earning a living can be especially difficult if you are not professionally trained and opportunities are few. PETRONAS has worked with single mothers, rural entrepreneurs and others from under privileged communities across Malaysia.
PETRONAS is also looking into the rising rate of unemployability amongst Malaysian youth. We believe, given the opportunity, the youths can sharpen their minds and expand their creativity to turn ideas into ventures.
We believe that social progress should be inclusive and everyone can enjoy a better quality of life. The Sentuhan Harapan programmes have been designed to help us achieve this aim.
Desired Impact: Sustainable economic growth
Our goal: Upgrade the standard of living for underprivileged communities & youth by creating pathways for sustainable livelihood and better health.
Yayasan PETRONAS will roll out a nationwide competition on social entrepreneurship in the digital age for Malaysian youths.Read More
B40 Communities (Urban & Rural)
There are many families in Malaysia living below the poverty line. These communities are most susceptible to health issues, economic downturns and natural disasters.Read More
Secondary School Students (14-16 years olds)
Students can be taught to creatively use science and technology to solve real world issues. We want to promote a culture of innovation amongst students.Read More
Other Sentuhan Harapan Programmes
Better Health: Cancer Research
PETRONAS has been collaborating with Cancer Research Malaysia since 2010 to raise awareness about the disease and support research for early detection of cancer cells.
Better Health: Food Basket
With the Sabah Health Department, PETRONAS has been providing nutritional supplies to children in rural interior areas to prevent malnutrition and stunting. The food aid programme, which started in 1989, has benefited 600 children from several communities in Sabah. PETRONAS has contributed RM7.5 million over five years.
Better Water Supply and Sanitation: Disaster Relief
Partnering with MyKasih, PETRONAS has stepped in to provide food and various essential supplies to affected families of floods and other natural disasters. The items, including bottled water and tissue paper, help get them back to their daily lives and reduce the risk of transmittable diseases.
Better Water Supply and Sanitation: Water for Life
With our partner Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), PETRONAS prioritises water conservation for future generations. There are a number of villages and communities living without piped water. This programme addresses the issue by creating facilities that supply clean water to the community.