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How Agak Agak saves vulnerable youths, one apprentice at a time

How Agak Agak saves vulnerable youths, one apprentice at a time

By Kenny Mah
June 25, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 — How does one go from catering for Prince William’s wedding to recruiting needy youths for a food apprenticeship programme? In Ili Sulaiman’s case, all it takes is heart — a lot of heart. Together with Root Cellar KL’s Basira Yeusuff, Ili launched the Agak Agak Initiative, a food-based one-year apprenticeship programme that hires and trains young people from high-need communities. The idea here is to run a profitable business while having a positive... Read more

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Hindu devotees give money to a decorated elephant outside the Jagannath temple during the annual Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, in Ahmedabad, India June 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

Hindu devotees give money to a decorated elephant outside the Jagannath temple during the annual Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, in Ahmedabad, India June 25, 2017. — Reuters pic