Raffles KL signs MOU with YKBM as part of CSR Project to Contribute to B40 Communities

Raffles Kuala Lumpur and Yayasan Kita Bangsa Malaysia (YKBM) signed an MOU on 30 September 2022 to collaborate on a project to provide opportunities to the families of YKBM members in Malaysia with a monthly income of RM5,000 and below (B40 refers to the bottom 40% of households) to improve their socio-economic status by participating in the education and design industries, as well as to enhance their participation in e-commerce.


Raffles Kuala Lumpur will provide Scholarships for its Diploma courses to eligible YKBM members which fall under the B40 Category. This scholarship covers a full waiver of the Admission Fees and Tuition Fees for the selected Diploma courses offered at Raffles Kuala Lumpur for the 2023 Academic Year.


The “Raffles Kuala Lumpur YKBM Scholarship” covers the following courses:

i) Diploma in E-Commerce – 2 placements
ii) Diploma in International Business – 2 placements
iii) Diploma in Entrepreneurship – 2 placements
iv) Diploma in Creative Game Design – 2 placements
v) Diploma in Creative Animation Design – 2 placements

The scholarship recipients are required to complete the Diploma within 2 years and 4 months. The total value of the Scholarship offered for the10 Diploma courses is approximately RM400,000.


Yayasan Kita Bangsa Malaysia (YKBM) was born as an independent grant-making foundation on 11 May 2022, with the aim of creating greater impact that complements Keluarga Malaysia efforts of developing Malaysia into a globally competitive nation.


As a catalyst of change, YKBM focuses on the country’s pressing community and social issues, bringing together policymakers, civil society organisations, corporations, and local communities to enable a collective impact on the people and environment.


At present, YKBM contributes to 15 of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through solutions that empower communities, encourage social inclusivity, and improve the environment.


From eradicating child poverty through education to ensuring the preservation of our majestic forests and celebrating the arts and our unique cultural heritage, YKBM is committed to making a real difference through its values of empowerment, trust, integrity, and inclusiveness.