KUALA LUMPUR: The study on youth acceptance of the Rakan Muda programme is set to conclude by the middle of next year, said Adam Adli Abd Halim.
The Deputy Youth and Sport Minister said the study, carried out by the Youth and Sports Department and the Institute For Youth Research Malaysia, commenced in September and will take eight months to complete.
“The ministry has always prioritised the efficacy of the Rakan Muda programme and feedback from the target group since it was relaunched by the government.
“Through this study, the ministry will be able to gauge the level of acceptance among youth and subsequently identify areas for improvement to further strengthen the implementation of this programme in the future,” he said during the question and answer session at the Dewan Negara Tuesday (Dec 5).
He was responding to a question from Senator John Ambrose who wanted to know the effectiveness of the Rakan Muda programme and the feedback from participants.
Adam Adli said besides the study, the ministry also conducted surveys and direct assessments on participants of every programme, and so far, the Rakan Muda programme has received positive feedback from the youth involved.
Meanwhile, he said that until Dec 1, a total of 1,108,463 people have participated in 4,119 Rakan Muda activities nationwide, exceeding the target of one million youth set for this year.
The new phase of the Rakan Muda programme was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on June 25, comprising Rakan Aktif, Rakan Demokrasi, Rakan Mahir, Rakan Prihatin and Rakan Digital.