Maybank Foundation has been the strategic driver and main implementer of Maybank Group’s community programmes since it was inaugurated in 2010, in conjunction with the Group’s 50th anniversary. The Foundation’s mandate is to create positive, long-term impact in communities in the markets where Maybank operates. It strives to identify programmes that will have the most tangible and sustainable
The focus of the Foundation is to enhance quality of life for all, irrespective of race, gender, or creed with an emphasis on the poor and marginalised. This is done through strategic partnerships with local stakeholders and NGOs. In all six areas, namely Education, Community Empowerment, Arts and Culture, Environmental Diversity, Healthy Living, and Disaster Relief, and in every country, we focus our activities and our funding on creating meaningful, measurable, and sustainable impacts that differentiate us from our competitors and complement our long-term aspiration to humanise financial services.
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There is a noticeable economic disparity for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) with the rest of the society. In 2014, according to the Economic Planning Unit, Gini coefficient for income inequality in our country hovers at 0.401. Realising this, Maybank Foundation attempts to close the gap between the unprivileged and the public by championing an economic empowerment initiative to support them, increase their income and educate them to become financially independent. We adopted UN’s Sustainable Development Goals vision in our programmes to positively impact communities in markets that Maybank operates and humanise financial services. The practical training provides the participants with the knowledge on how to run a business and its skills such as financial goals, operating planning, budgeting and tracking, and sales and customer analysis.
- The Malaysian edition of the programme trained a total of 1,400 participants spread throughout 44 batches. Top 40% of the participants able to achieve 356.4% increase in income, far surpassing the KPI set. The Indonesians fared just as well. Out of 211 participants spread out in 6 batches, top 40% of them enjoyed 351.8% increase in income. However, the Philippine version tookthe spotlight. 255 PWDs and marginalized people spread out in 6 batches attended the programme and top 40% of them received a 565% of increase in income!