Officials of Yayasan Bina Upaya Darul Ridzuan (YBU) visited Asrama Amanjaya Harmoni (AsAH) in Taiping recently to see the newly state-acquired hostel for themselves. The management of this once privately-owned hostel was taken over by Institut Darul Ridzuan (IDR) last year. The reason was a noble one – to fully realise AsAH’s objective of providing a conducive learning environment for underprivileged students. This is the primary reason why students from a rural background perform poorly academically.
The visitors were received and briefed by Razif Mokthat, the hostel’s manager. Razif was thankful for IDR’s timely intervention. “The hostel’s potentials are fully realised with the takeover,” he said. “Poor students now have a place to stay while pursuing their studies.”