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YSPM was originally mooted in late 2013 at a meeting of leaders of Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) of schools in Putrajaya. They were desirous of setting up a foundation to carry out activities to complement the efforts of the government of Malaysia to further lift the standard of education in Malaysia as outlined in the Plan Pembangunan Pendidikan Malaysia 2013-2025 (PPPM 2013-2025). In particular, while the PPPM 2013-25 is very comprehensive, there are always areas where non-governmental organisations can play meaningful synergistic roles. One of these areas lies in the contributions of PTAs of schools.

PTAs that are active can offer good support to schools, enabling the school’s management to conduct various initiatives over and above what the government can provide. These initiatives will obviously benefit the students, giving them a better chance at academics, as well as, all-rounded excellence.

However, the abilities of PTAs to offer the much needed support to the schools differ widely due to a multitude of reasons. Schools in the rural areas, in the interior, as well as urban poor schools face greater challenges compared to urban schools. These challenges include poor leadership, lack of support from parents of students, low financial resources and poor basic infrastructure. It is therefore not surprising that in terms of performance, annual statistics continue to show urban students performed better compared to those in the rural areas, in the interiors and in urban poor schools.

The government of Malaysia is aware of this gap in performance. In fact, this gap is listed as a priority item in the (PPPM 2013-2025) and many initiatives and action plans in this document are aimed at bridging this gap.YSPM wishes to complement the efforts of the government to bridge this gap in overall performance between urban students and students in the rural areas, in the interiors and in urban poor schools.

 YSPM intends to do this by offering support and assistance to PTAs of schools, especially schools in the rural areas, in the interiors and urban poor schools. This, in essence, is what YSPM is all about.

 In order to accomplish this, funds are needed. YSPM is grateful to the government of Malaysia for providing the initial grant to set up this foundation but its continuous existence will require funding assistance from corporations or individuals. In this respect, YSPM is unique as it is an officially recognised platform through which contributions can be made to benefit PTAs of schools in Malaysia.

 YSPM was officially incorporated on 03 November 2014 as a company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital. Its patron is the Minister of Education of Malaysia.

 We hope you share our vision and we invite you to be part of this noble effort to nurture and develop our young. The future begins here, let’s bridge this gap!

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Yayasan Sarana Pendidikan Malaysia

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