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MYTC holds annual open house carnival

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KINARUT – The Montfort Youth Training Centre (MYTC) held its annual open house carnival here on 9 Oct 2016.

From 8 am to 2:30 pm members of the public – young and old – streamed to its Kinarut campus, enjoying its games, entertainment (Chris Gomez @ Elvis Presley impersonator with D’Once Again  Band) and home-cooked food (60 stalls).

There were also Paulines media products,  garage sales and furnishings for sale at its Skills Development Campus across the road.  Completed in 2015, this site holds the Administrative building comprising the Director’s Office, Accounts, Human Resources & Administration, Public Affairs & Fundraising Department.  It also houses the dining hall for the trainees’ morning break, a conference hall for 150 people and a small meeting room.

Adjoining the administrative office is the multipurpose hall cum sports facility that has two futsal courts and three badminton/sepak takraw courts.

An additional attraction was Gracie, a licensed four-year-old wild doe found wandering in a farm belonging to a member of the Board of Governors many years ago.  The man decided to donate Gracie to MYTC rather than releasing her back into the wild, where she could be killed.

The annual event is part of the centre’s efforts to raise RM230,000 for the upkeep and sustenance of around 280 youths not just in Kinarut, but also in Kiulu and Sandakan.

There are around 180 youths between the age of 16 and 20, mostly from underprivileged families, currently undergoing a two-year technical skill course in motor mechanics, welding, furniture making, refrigeration or air conditioning.

 

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