Malaysia's Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM) has partnered with Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) to expand its parenting skills course, with a view to fund 500 private-sector employees to attend this year.

The course is conducted by the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN) for employers and private-sector workers aimed at the strengthening of family ties.

Wan Azizah Dr. Wan Ismail, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, said: "The Parenting Skills field has been recognised by the Human Resources Ministry as a registered training course under HRDF and is ready to fund the first 500 private employees attending the LPPKN parenting skills course for this year."

She said this in her opening speech during the Creative Parenting Forum to Meet the New Millennium Challenge in conjunction with the national Parents’ Day 2019 celebration at Universiti Putra Malaysia.

According to the DPM, the funding is made possible through the provision of training fee incentives to employers registered with HRDF and is a pilot project between HRDF and LPPKN to almost 28,000 registered companies.

Effective 9 July, LPPKN has been appointed as the course's registered training provider for the private sector and offers the SMART Parenting course.

On the same day, six employers became the first group of employers to receive the HRDF training incentive fees. These are:

  • KPJ Tawakkal Specialist Centre
  • Denso Malaysia
  • Mostwell
  • Pantai Cheras Hospital
  • Media Karangkraf Group
  • Proton Holdings
The event was also attended by YB Hannah Yeoh, Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development; Datuk Rose Lena Lazemi, Secretary General of KPWKM; Dato' Dr. Narimah Awin, Chairman of LPPKN; Abdul Shukur Abdullah, Director General of LPPKN; Dato' Noor Farida Ariffin, Chairman of the HRDF Board of Directors; and Elanjelian Venugopal, Chief Executive of HRDF.

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