But all that took a turn for the better when she was introduced to the Reach Independence and Sustainable Entrepreneurship (RISE) programme in 2016. A flagship programme of Maybank Foundation, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of the Maybank Group, this programme aims to provide economic empowerment and financial independence for the disabled and disadvantaged communities. Nor Zaidah said she initially received RM250 and other assistance from the Social Welfare Department to restart her life. Following success of the programme, Phase 3 was launched at Universiti Teknologi Mara Seremban 3 here today, by Tunku Besar Seri Menanti Tunku Ali Redhauddin Tuanku Muhriz. Abdul Farid said the RISE programme has successfully allowed participants to achieve a significant growth in their income after undergoing an intensive training and mentorship programme.
Source: New Strait Times December 07, 2017 09:22 UTC