JCI opens nomination for Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian Award 2020

Lee (seated centre) with members of the organising committee.

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SIBU, Feb 24: Do you have a story to tell on how your work have created positive impact on the community? If yes, then nominate yourself for the JCI “Ten Outstanding Young Malaysians” (TOYM) Award 2020.

Junior Chamber International (JCI) Malaysia chairman, Ken Lee, said the awards in 10 categories is open to any individual aged between 18 and 40.

“If you have a story to tell of your work that you think have impacted positively on the community, don’t keep it to yourself. Also, don’t underestimate your project.

“Nominate yourself for the award to inspire people so that the world can change to a better place,” he told a press conference here today.

The 10 categories include business, economic or entrepreneurial accomplishment; political, legal or government affairs; academic leadership or accomplicement; cultural achievement and moral or environmental leadership.

This includes contribution to children, world peace or human rights, as well as humanitarian or voluntary leadership; scientific or technological development, personal improvement or accomplicement and medical innovation.

The TOYM programme was launched by Junior Chamber International Malaysia in 1985 to commemorate the International Year of the Youth.

JCI Malaysia then decided to enact this programme as an annual project, Lee said.

“The reason why JCI introduced this award is that we want to provide recognition to outstanding young individuals, thereby serving as inspiring examples and incentives to young Malaysians.

“It is our hope that these individuals forge ahead to greater heights of achievements in the spirit of selfless dedication for the further development of the community,” he added.

Organising chairperson Esther Khor said the award presentation ceremony will be held on Oct 19, 2020 in Kedah.

“The are five general guidelines that the judges will base upon in picking the winners. They include exceptional achievements and contributions of nominee and the extend which it will benefit the community and the nation.

“How nominee’s achievement and contribution has lived up to the JCI creed ‘that service to humanity is the best work of life’, and how nominee’s achievement of leadership may inspire others to strive to their fullest potentials,” she added.

The nomination form can be downloaded at http://toym.jcimalaysia.cc.

All entries must reach the organiser on or before June 30. — DayakDaily