148 Orang Asli in Perak join empowerment programme to uplift living standards

TAPAH, March 18: A total of 148 members of the Orang Asli community participated in the Empowerment Programme for Orang Asli under the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Programme in Perak throughout last year.

State Health, Human Resources, National Integration and Indian Community Affairs Committee chairman  A. Sivanesan said the programme involved 12 short courses, including personal grooming, hair care and electrical and electronic maintenance, conducted by the state government through Pusat Aspirasi Anak Perak (PASAK).

He said the programme focused on providing specific skills training for the Orang Asli community to establish businesses and improve their standard of living.

“We have set a target for these empowerment courses, with a total of 151 Orang Asli participants, involving seven types of courses.

“We will also improve the course modules. If they are outdated, we will replace them with better modules,” he said after the programme’s closing ceremony and handover of certificates at Kampung Batu 10, Jalan Pahang here today.

At the event, a total of 20 Orang Asli women from the village participated in an eight-day self-care product manufacturing course which concluded today.