KUALA LUMPUR, 20 September 2021 – CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad (CIMB Islamic) recently organised a motorcycle handover ceremony for the first batch of 33 participants of the CIMB Islamic Rider Entrepreneur Programme. Supporting Bank Negara Malaysia’s iTEKAD umbrella of initiatives aimed at contributing to the economic empowerment of the asnaf and B40 communities, the programme was run in collaboration with Yayasan Belia Malaysia (YBM), Taylor’s Community (Taylor’s) and online food delivery service provider foodpanda.
At a virtual ceremony, Ahmad Shahriman Mohd Shariff, Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Islamic was joined by Dato’ Dr Suhaimi Ibrahim, Chairman, YBM; May Wong, Head, Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility, Taylor’s and Kelvin Chan, Director of Operations, foodpanda to congratulate the group and deliver the vehicles for the next stage of the programme, which is immediate employment with Foodpanda as a food delivery rider.
All 33 candidates were presented with a brand-new motorcycle each, complete with helmet and rain coat. foodpanda registration fees of RM150 and the first year’s motorcycle registration were also covered as part and parcel of the programme.
Through CIMB Islamic’s sponsorship commitment of RM300,000, the CIMB Islamic Rider Entrepreneur Programme aims to give back to the community by providing quality training and job opportunities, especially to youth who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The programme is coordinated by YBM with training provided by Taylor’s and foodpanda as the work placement partner of the programme.
Once the riders successfully complete their one-year work placement with foodpanda, they have the choice of either continuing their employment with foodpanda or setting up their own enterprise.