2YEP a runaway success, 500 participants beat poverty

Nur Aqidah Azizi

SEREMBAN: The ‘2 Years Exit Programme’ (2YEP) has seen 100 per cent success rate since it was first introduced and implemented by the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development.

2YEP is a programme launched by the ministry which is aimed at helping participants earn an income and to get out of poverty.

Its minister, Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said the programme’s pilot project which were first implemented in Negri Sembilan and Perlis, had been able to help 500 participants get out from poverty.

“We started this programme by selecting 450 participants in Negri Sembilan and 50 from Perlis from the list of Social Welfare Department beneficiaries, who lived below the poverty line, including persons with disabilities,” she said.

“They were given a starting grant of RM2,700 to start a business or agriculture project with the help and support from other government agencies.

“After two years, these participants have proven their capabilities and have managed to earn between RM1,200 to RM7,000. Some have even managed to earn around RM40,000 per month,” she said at the #Negaraku_KasihKITA_KPWKM programme held at Taman Sinar Harapan Tengku Ampuan Najihah here, today.

She added, following to the success of the pilot project, the ministry is targeting to produce 5,000 new participants in the 2YEP programme, this year.