1 Malaysia Perwani Community to help single mothers

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image1PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak launched the 1Malaysia Perwani Community here today.

He said the initiative would see the formation of 100,000 Perwani groups nationwide in which each group would have 10 to 20 members.
“The members in the group would then act as community transformation agents that would help to empower women,” Najib said in his speech before launching the 1 Million Women Purple Walk 2013.
He added that the main responsibility of Perwani members is to promote the welfare of the community by identifying programmes or activities that would benefit them.
At the same event, Najib also launched the Purplelicious Mobile Cafe, which is a new project under the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry.
The mobile cafe is aimed at helping single mothers to make a living and the pilot project involves nine single mothers of different race. – NST