30 New Students from Five Schools Graduate from the ‘Danajamin100’ Initiative

MELAKA – Thirty (30) students from five schools in the states of Negeri Sembilan and Melaka recently earned their leadership stripes as they graduated from the Danajamin100 Leadership Programme. The programme is a flagship Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) initiative by Danajamin Nasional Berhad (“Danajamin”), in partnership with PINTAR Foundation (“PINTAR”).

To date, 90 students have graduated from the leadership programme which has been running since 2014. The holistic learning process goes beyond academic achievements. Danajamin100 focuses on three main elements, character building, leadership and professional skills development. The programme leverages on a variety of well-designed learning and debate engagements that will optimize each participants’ leadership promise and potential.

The graduation ceremony was attended by parents and several society leaders including the Head of Academic Management Sector, Negeri Sembilan Education Department, Hjh Radziah Binti Abdul Manap, PINTAR Board of Trustees, Datuk Dr. Mary Yap Kain Ching, Sabri Ab Rahman as well as the Chief Executive Officer of PINTAR, Karimah Tan Abdullah.

“As Malaysia’s first and only financial guarantee insurer, we are cognisant that every organisation should play a role in developing the nation and its society. Apart from creating confidence and\ providing access to the market on a daily basis, we feel that confidence should be instilled among the younger generation to enable access to quality education. Hence Danajamin100, which aligns to our business mandate. With our fourth graduation in place, we hope the programme will continue to equip these students with confidence and life lessons to nurture the leaders of tomorrow,” said Mohamed Nazri Omar, Chief Executive Officer of Danajamin.

Chief Executive Officer of PINTAR, Karimah Tan Abdullah shared, “With a vision to inspire the young generation to become responsible citizens through the PINTAR concept, PINTAR Foundation strives to continue building partnerships with organisations such as Danajamin Nasional Berhad to enhance the motivation and success of underperforming students through education. Danajamin100 has been an impactful programme. It has provided the 120 participants opportunities to develop their potential and hone skills that can pave a brighter future and contribute to the nation’s talent pool of future leaders.”

As part of an enhancement to the Danajamin100 Leadership Programme, the graduated batch of students were tasked to conduct a Community Project to cultivate the spirit of community service. Students were grouped according to their schools and were provided with 3 months to plan and execute their projects. Despite having limited time, the students have successfully executed several meaningful projects that impacted their community. Projects conducted included providing assistance to orphans, old folks and the homeless, along with collaborating with their schools to run a tutorial program and organize a school-wide clean up activity.

During the graduation ceremony, Wan Nurazra Marsya Binti Wan Ahmad from SMK Kompleks KLIA was selected as the recipient of Anugerah Tokoh Danajamin100 – a special award in recognition of her outstanding participation and positive values created among her peers. Speaking about her experience, Wan Nurazra Marsya shared, “Danajamin100 has given me the motivation and courage to continuously strive for the best in order to achieve our dreams. Our graduation today marks the beginning of our life-long journey, and a step further to accomplishing more achievements once we step into the university. Although the journey is not going to be easy, but with the preparation and skills that Danajamin100 has equipped me with, I am confident that success is within our reach if we put an effort to it.”

Veteran singer, Datuk Zainal Abidin Mohamad also made an appearance as a keynote speaker to give students an uplifting talk, relating to his personal journey and achievements.

Currently, the programme runs for the fifth batch, involving thirty (30) students from Selangor. The fifth batch is slated for graduation by year 2020.

For more information about Danajamin or Danajamin100, kindly visit website at www.danajamin.com

About Danajamin

Danajamin Nasional Berhad (Danajamin) is Malaysia’s first and only Financial Guarantee Insurer. Established in May 2009, Danajamin’s objective is to ensure that financially viable corporates continue
to be able to access the bond market for their long term financing needs and at the same time, be an enabler to further develop the domestic bond and sukuk market.

To date, Danajamin has provided its guarantee for bond/sukuk programmes issued by 39 companies across various sectors; and brought about a market impact of approximately RM21.2 billion through its risk sharing collaboration with partner banks. Danajamin has been accorded the highest rating ‘AAA’ by both RAM Rating Services Berhad (RAM) and Malaysia Rating Corporation Berhad (MARC). It is regulated and supervised by Bank Negara Malaysia under the Financial Services Act 2013. Danajamin is equally owned by Minister of Finance Incorporated and Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad.

Today, Danajamin is well positioned to further enable the development of Malaysia’s capital market. Growing from strength to strength, Danajamin’s total assets and shareholders’ equity stands at RM2.7 billion and RM1.8 billion respectively (as at 31 December 2018).

To date, Danajamin’s guarantee have assisted 42 issuances across various sectors; and brought about a market impact of approximately RM22.7 billion through its risk sharing collaboration with partner banks. Paragraph

Danajamin is ‘AAA’ rated by both RAM RaXng Services Berhad and Malaysia RaXng CorporaXon Berhad. It is regulated and supervised by Bank Negara Malaysia under the Financial Services Act 2013. Danajamin is equally owned by Minister of Finance Incorporated and Credit Guarantee CorporaXon Malaysia Berhad.

Danajamin’s total asset and total shareholder’s equity stands at RM2.75 billion and RM1.79 billion respectively (as at 31 December 2018).

Photo Caption : (third from left) Hjh Radziah Binti Abdul Manap, Head of Academic
Management Sector, Negeri Sembilan Education Department, Sabri Ab Rahman and Datuk Dr. Mary Yap Kain Ching, PINTAR Board of Trustees, Mohamed Nazri Omar, Chief Executive Officer of Danajamin, Datuk Zainal Abidin Mohamad, Veteran singer, Karimah Tan Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of PINTAR together with the graduates from the Danajamin100 Leadership Programme.

Media Contact:

Rizwil Ismail
Deputy Director,
Corporate Strategy & Communications

Tel (03) 2265 0882
Email: rizwil@danajamin.com

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