The recent launch of ‘Tengku Mahkota Ismail Youth Centre’ (TMIYC) by His Royal Highness Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, Tunku Mahkota Johor, is expected to further support and strengthen the youth empowerment agenda in Iskandar Malaysia.
“We wish to congratulate HRH Tunku Ismail for the launch of the youth hub, which is located in Hutan Bandar Johor Bahru. As a region that values and believes in the importance of youth empowerment in its development, we trust that His Royal Highness’ interest, aspiration and leadership in Johor’s youth agenda will boost the development of young Johoreans, specifically, and Johoreans in general,” said Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, Chief Executive of Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA).
“The youth hub was completed in July 2020 since its construction in 2015, and from 17th December 2020 onwards, Majlis Bandaraya Johor Bahru (MBJB) graciously took over as the new management of the youth centre/hub,” said Datuk Ismail adding, various federal and state government agencies and particularly the youth community in Iskandar Malaysia have been involved in the planning, design and construction of the youth hub.
What to Look Forward to at the Hub?
- The youth hub is envisioned to be the place to empower youths; focusing on lifestyle, creativity, entrepreneurism and volunteerism. The facility is a platform to gather, educate, engage and network.
- When it was softly opened in 2017, more than 6,000 visitors visited and utilised the various facilities offered at the youth hub where more than 4,500 youths were involved and participated in various youth programmes at the venue in that year alone.
- The youth hub is an important piece of Iskandar Malaysia’s youth development strategy. The strategy focuses on crafting and executing many youth development programmes to complement the national and state youth agenda.
Apart from the youth hub, some of the key programmes include Pusat Orang Desa Iskandar Malaysia (IMPOD) where more than 5,000 youths have been positively impacted by programmes under IMPOD, Iskandar Malaysia Youth Empowerment Fund (IMPOWER) and Johor Youth Hub.