Majority Of Malaysian Youths Say They Are ‘Not Interested’ In Volunteerism, Time To Change This Mindset
27 August, 2016

Majority Of Malaysian Youths Say They Are ‘Not Interested’ In Volunteerism, Time To Change This Mindset

Vocal, passionate, and reckless are often used to describe the Malaysian youths of today. With technology at the palm of their hands coupled with their sheer tenacity, the youths are making their presence known.

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Vocal, passionate, and reckless are often used to describe the Malaysian youths of today.

With technology at the palm of their hands coupled with their sheer tenacity, the youths are making their presence known.

From expressing their opinions via social media, to joining in the comment feud on Instagram, the youths never shy away from an opportunity to share their two cents.

But on a more alarming note, it has become too common to hear our youth’s involvement in political or religious extremism.

A case in point, a 14-year-old girl from Muar, Johor was detained by local authorities last February while she was on her way to join the Islamic State (IS) militant group.

“We understand that a lot of young Malaysians, a lot of young people around the world want to go out and change the world, they want to go out and do something” said Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, who also mooted MYCorps Volunteer Programme, encouraging youths to create a positive impact by volunteering, locally and abroad.

“If you want to change the world, do it in a positive manner. Volunteer and help change the lives of the underprivileged. Do not join the IS. Help build facilities and infrastructures, not destroying buildings or killing people,” the minister stressed.

So, why haven’t our youths considered volunteerism as a stepping stone?

We at Malaysian Digest have conducted a random survey to have an insight on volunteerism amongst Malaysian youths, reached out to various volunteers regarding their experiences as well as stakeholders on volunteerism in Malaysia.

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