A Nigerian delegation consisting of government officials visited Yayasan Bina Upaya Darul Ridzuan (YBU) at its office in Greentown Square recently. The objective was to get acquainted with the various programmes undertaken by the foundation to improve the quality and standard of living of the underprivileged and the marginalised.
The team led by Abu Bakar Abu Rahman was briefed on the activities of the foundation by Yayasan Bina Upaya Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Ismail Saffian. The Nigerians were very impressed particularly with YBU’s microcredit scheme which has been actively pursued by the foundation since its inception in 2009.
Team leader, Abu Bakar reiterated his interest in formulating a similar programme for implementation back in Nigeria. “I find YBU’s microcredit programme very effective and also cost efficient,” he told reporters.
Besides micro-credit, programmes such as the giving away of food hampers, housing for the poor and the homeless, business-training courses and coaching for underprivileged students are also being considered.