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64pc of 1Azam users are women

64pc of 1Azam users are women

THE government is committed to increasing job placements for women. Human Resources Minister Datuk Richard Riot Jaem said many programmes have been developed to increase the participation of women in the workforce to 55 per cent by 2020. “1Azam helps women start small businesses to boost their income. “From January to August last year, out of 25,544 1Azam participants, 16,470, or 64 pe... Read more  >

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1Azam records 55.3pc cut in national poverty rate

1Azam records 55.3pc cut in national poverty rate

The 1Azam programme had recorded a reduction of 55.3 per cent of the national poverty rate, according to the Women, Family and Community Development Minister, Datuk Rohani Abdul Karim. Sources from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) conference said the national poverty rate dropped from 3.8 per cent in 2009 to 1.7 per cent in 2012. The minister said the reduction in the rate could be seen due to inc... Read more  >

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1Azam programme registers success

1Azam programme registers success

KUCHING: The state-level poverty eradication focus group committee found that 990 out of 1,840 participants from last year’s 1Azam programme succeeded in achieving an income of RM300 three times since embarking on a journey to a better life. In the same period up to last Nov 6, 1Azam also managed to roll out some form of assistance to 87 per cent or 6,272 out of the target of 7,500 participants.... Read more  >

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1Azam records 55.3pc cut in national poverty rate

1Azam records 55.3pc cut in national poverty rate

The 1Azam programme had recorded a reduction of 55.3 per cent of the national poverty rate, according to the Women, Family and Community Development Minister, Datuk Rohani Abdul Karim. Sources from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) conference said the national poverty rate dropped from 3.8 per cent in 2009 to 1.7 per cent in 2012. The minister said the reduction in the rate could be seen due to inc... Read more  >

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Single mums not marginalised: Jainab

Single mums not marginalised: Jainab

Single mothers in Sabah are not being marginalised, said Minister of Community Development and Consumer Affairs, Datuk Hjh Jainab Ahmad. She said on the contrary, the Government provides various assistance schemes, notably the 1Azam (end the poverty era) programme and Yayasan Usaha Maju (a micro-credit scheme enabling women to engage in entrepreneurial activities). 1Azam is an initiative by the Fe... Read more  >

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RM111.4 Million For 7,500 Sarawak Poor Households Under 1AZAM

RM111.4 Million For 7,500 Sarawak Poor Households Under 1AZAM

The Welfare, Women and Family Development ministry has set aside RM111.4 million for distribution to 7,500 poor households in Sarawak before year end under the 1AZAM programme. Its minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah said from January to the present, 2,314 of the household heads or 30.87 percent of the target had received the assistance. “We still have a few months to achieve the target and the ... Read more  >

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Ministry Has Not Authorised Use Of 1Azam Logo

Ministry Has Not Authorised Use Of 1Azam Logo

The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development has not authorised any party to use the 1AZAM logo. “This includes for the reprinting of leaflets and books, on social networking sites, or for financial management and entrepreneur courses,” the ministry said in a statement here Friday. The ministry owns the copyright of the 1AZAM brand and any provider of such courses would be a... Read more  >

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RM500,000 Allocated For 1Azam Tani Programme In Penang

RM500,000 Allocated For 1Azam Tani Programme In Penang

The Government through the Penang Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority (Fama) has allocated RM500,000 this year, to be distributed to 50 household in the state, under the 1Azam Tani aid programme that is aimed to end poverty. Its Director Habibah Sulaiman said so far, five participants had received assistance and attended briefing and courses for 1Azam Tani aid Programme. “The rest of the... Read more  >

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70pc 1Azam participants achieve ministry’s target

70pc 1Azam participants achieve ministry’s target

SUCCESS: Some 4,300 women in programme earn RM3,500 a month KANGAR: MORE than 70 per cent of the total 106,947 participants of 1Azam’s “End the Poverty” programme have achieved the target of a RM300 monthly profit margin for three consecutive months, set by the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry. Its minister, Datuk Rohani Abdul Karim, said some 4,300 women particip... Read more  >

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1AZAM Aid Recipients Must Undergo Financial Literacy Programme – Rohani

1AZAM Aid Recipients Must Undergo Financial Literacy Programme – Rohani

PADANG BESAR, May 27 (Bernama) — From this year, recipients of equipment under the 1AZAM aid programme for the low-income group are required to attend a financial literacy programme to teach them how to manage their finances soundly. Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Rohani Abdul Karim said the programme was conducted using the module of the Credit Counselling and Debt M... Read more  >

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