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YTL Foundation scholars and alumni came together to witness the 2018 cohort induction ceremony at Stripes hotel. Tan Sri Datuk (Dr) Aris Bin Othman, a member of YTL Foundation Board of Trustees and Puan Sri Sherina shared their experiences in overcoming obstacles to get an education. The event ended with dinner and games.

A team building training session was held for the local scholars in May 2018. The part indoor and outdoor training focused on team dynamics. Scholars were given various tasks to complete during the 2-day training.

“This training session is a good opportunity for us to be exposed to working in a team. It was also good to get to know the other scholars and I can’t wait to work with them in future” - Tan Seow Yee (Scholar)

This was our second UK scholar training session, where scholars enjoyed a weekend at the Grafham Water Centre in Huntingdon. Scholars were required to attend the training session which focused on determining their strengths and weaknesses in a group situation.

"I thoroughly enjoyed myself and felt that the training was not only useful for me in university, but also when I work in a team at work," – Tara Shaleen Bhullar, Law student.

"Working in a team is hard. It was really good to find out where I fit in. Through the exercises and the discussions later, I have learnt that I am more people oriented compared to being task oriented. I have to work on that as it is pointless to have a happy team with no productivity level," -  Ilyssa Badlisham, International Business Student.

In September 2016, the YTL Foundation organised a three-day leadership retreat for our UK-based scholars at Gainsborough Bath and Spa, Bath. The training was focused on character building and to familiarise scholars with the 5 core values of YTL (Moral Responsibility, Honesty, Vitality, Togetherness and Hard Work). Scholars were expected to develop their confidence and leadership qualities throughout the duration of the retreat. Scholars experienced three days of self-discovery while identifying the essential behaviour and attitude of a great leader. Gradually, even scholars with initial trepidations on sharing opened up towards the end.

In July 2016, YTL Foundation organised a Scholar Hackathon where scholars were able to utilise their creativity, work in groups and enhance their problem-solving skills. The scholars were given a problem statement on education and were placed in groups to create solutions. The event went on for 2 1/2 days, with 13 scholars divided into 3 teams.

The winning team proposed an avenue for students in primary and secondary schools to express themselves through a web page called LUNA. LUNA is an online platform catering to the needs of students in Malaysia. LUNA will provides students with a safe outlet to interact and exchange ideas.

The site will host a virtual Frog Classroom for students who do not have the opportunity to experience a Frog Classroom. The winning team received RM3,500 to develop their idea and had the opportunity to present their idea at the YTL Leadership Conference in December 2016. A prize award of RM 500 was also presented to the best team with the best presentation and teamwork.

The YTL Foundation Scholars from universities and colleges all over Malaysia came together for a training session at the Stripes Hotel in Kuala Lumpur in August 2017.

The second part of the 2 part training had the scholars present their community project. 5 groups worked together to help impact various social issues. One group worked on cleaning and beautifying a refugee school, so that the residents could live comfortably. Another group worked on trying to reduce food waste in big hotels while another group helped provide free study assistance to young students struggling in school.

Their hard work and determination is something we look forward to when they graduate and join the YTL Group of companies as employees.

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