Dear Inspirers ,
It is with immense pleasure that I recount the incredible journey of INSPIRE, encompassing its inception, mission, impact on underprivileged students, the individuals behind this noble endeavor, and our upcoming steps towards elevating the INSPIRE journey.
Our story commenced in 2014 when a group of like-minded USM Alumni united in our pursuit of giving back to the community. Blessed with good fortune, we aspired to remove the barriers of poverty hindering students from pursuing higher education and embarking on successful careers. By supporting this demographic, we firmly believe we are not only helping these students but also liberating their families from the shackles of poverty.
This led us to declare INSPIRE's primary mission as "UPLIFTING THE COMMUNITY FROM POVERTY THROUGH EDUCATION." The Inspire Financial Assistance (IFA) was born, becoming our flagship project aimed at realizing this vision. Our dedicated team, alongside the unwavering support of INSPIRE members and well-wishers, has raised over RM1.3 million and impacted the lives of more than 1000 students over the past seven years. This accomplishment is truly remarkable and underscores the power of collective effort.
So, where do we go from here in our INSPIRE journey? It's time to take our engagement with these 1000+ students to the next level. Many of them are entering the employability phase, and that's where our Employability Acceleration Program (EAP) comes into play. EAP is designed to equip students with the skills and mindset to excel in the professional world, whether as entrepreneurs or employees of esteemed organizations. Another significant group comprises past IFA recipients now contributing to the workforce. We aim to instill in them a sense of belonging to INSPIRE and a commitment to giving back to the community, furthering our mission to make a meaningful impact on the underprivileged.
A famous adage tells us that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and our journey has just begun. With the collective support of INSPIRE members, well-wishers, and the broader community, we can significantly uplift our community from the clutches of poverty.
Remember, even if we change just one life, we can change the world forever. Let us maintain this momentum, Inspirers.
Thank you for being part of the INSPIRE journey.