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06 Feb 2024
YSD Women & Girls in Sports Forum builds on government-led ASEAN Women in Sports Conference 2023 to elevate women’s athletics.
23 Jan 2024
Kuching, 23 January 2024 – Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Kuching Central (RCKC), today extended critical educational assistance to over 300 underprivileged students from three schools in Kuching, Sarawak, at SK Tanjung Bako.
17 Jan 2024
Kuala Lumpur, 17 January 2024 – PEMIMPIN GSL, in collaboration with Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) and the Ministry of Education (MOE), proudly introduces LADAP Plus, Malaysia's first teacher professional development application. This innovative platform is set to redefine learning for educators nationwide.
18 Dec 2023
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 18: In a significant step towards fostering a deeper appreciation for the arts among students, Kakiseni Junior, funded by Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) under its Arts & Culture pillar, proudly announces the launch of the Kelab YSD-Kakiseni Junior 2023 programme.
13 Dec 2023
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), Sime Darby Property Berhad (SDP), and the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), celebrated the success of the technical and vocational education training (TVET) scholars under the YSD Skill Enrichment programme at the TVET Talent Certificate Ceremony held today at Akademi Binaan Malaysia (ABM) Wilayah Tengah.
12 Dec 2023
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) took a bold stance at the forefront of advocating for inclusivity during its annual celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
21 Nov 2023
Petaling Jaya, 21 November 2023 – The 8th edition of the Sime Darby Young Innovators Challenge (SDYIC) 2023 concluded this year with the Grand Finale, marking a triumphant return to a first physical national championship since the COVID-19 pandemic. The Grand Finale of SDYIC 2023 was a celebration of youth innovation and resilience, coinciding with World Children’s Day.
11 Oct 2023
MIASA-YSD 1-800-180-066 hotline goes live as the nation’s leading mental health intervention service.
19 Sep 2023
Petaling Jaya, 19 September 2023 – Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), the philanthropic arm of Sime Darby Plantation, Sime Darby Berhad, and Sime Darby Property, shined a spotlight on outstanding achievements in CSR and paid tribute to the dedicated Sime Darby employee volunteers at the YSD Volunteer Award Ceremony (YSDVAC) 2023. The ceremony was held in conjunction with Malaysia Day, to honour the invaluable contributions of over 1,800 Sime Darby employee volunteers who have dedicated more than 14,800 hours to volunteering in the past year.
23 Aug 2023
Kuala Lumpur, 23 August 2023 – Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), the philanthropic arm of Sime Darby Plantation, Sime Darby Berhad, and Sime Darby Property today reaffirms its commitment to providing inclusive and quality education for all with the Scholarship Award Ceremony (SAC) 2023. Held at the Sime Darby Plantation Auditorium, the event celebrated 83 outstanding Malaysian scholars, who received scholarships and bursaries totalling over RM14.5 million. YSD Chairman Y.A.M. Tunku Tan Sri Imran Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja’afar and guest of honour, OKU Sentral President YBhg Datuk (Dr) Ras Adiba Radzi graced the occasion.
15 Aug 2023
Kuala Lumpur, 15 August 2023. Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) and its Official Strategic Partner, Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), today hosted the prestigious Red Ribbon Media Award to members of Malaysian media for their outstanding journalistic works on HIV and AIDS. It was presided over by Datuk Dr. Nohayati Rusli, the Deputy Director-General of Health (Public Health), who represented the Ministry of Health, YB. Dr. Zaliha Mustafa.
05 Aug 2023
Yayasan AIDS Malaysia (MAF) pada hari ini telah melancarkan Teratak Kasih Tok Nan, pusat sokongan sehenti untuk Orang Yang Hidup dengan HIV di Miri, Sarawak.
27 Jun 2023
'Mummy, Where's My Dorsal Fin?' highlights Langkawi’s natural assets and the importance of marine conservation among young ocean stewards.
15 Jun 2023
Music, laughter and a creative buzz filled the air as 100 lucky individuals were treated to a sneak peek of Malaysia’s biggest free-for-all arts festival at the YSDAF 2023 Mini “Shout It Out” Festival, jointly organised by Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) and The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac), on 15 June 2023 in conjunction with its press launch.
14 Jun 2023
Muar, 14 Jun - Ketua Perlembagaan Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM) Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Binti Almarhum Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj berkenan untuk bercemar duli hadir dan merasmikan Poliklinik Primer Sejahtera UIAM yang terletak di Hab Pendidikan Tinggi Pagoh.
30 May 2023
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) is championing the ever-growing Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector in Malaysia through its National TVET Day 2023 celebration today. Since 2017 YSD has committed RM37 million in support of TVET education and will commit an additional RM29.7 million from 2023 to 2028 under the TVET Bursaries Programme.
19 May 2023
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) today hosted media and volunteers as part of the Cintai Tioman campaign aimed at encouraging and sustaining the ecological and social resilience on Pulau Tioman, a popular tourist destination located off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.
02 May 2023
Yayasan Sime Darby’s commitment to social impact and transparency recognised with A+ rating in the Foundations Transparency Score Report
15 Mar 2023
The Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival (YSDAF), Malaysia’s biggest free-for-all arts festival has finally returned after five long years. Presented by Yayasan Sime Darby and The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac), YSDAF 2023 themed “Shout it Out: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow,” kicked off in February and ends with the festival finale on 19th and 20th August 2023.
15 Mar 2023
A Best Management Practices (BMP) guideline document for human-orangutan coexistence in mixed forest - oil palm landscapes was officially launched today by Dr Hjh Yatela Zainal Abidin, Chief Executive Officer of Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD); En Indra Purwandita Sunjoto, Senior Assistant Chief Conservator of Forests of Sabah Forestry Department (SFD); Ms Sylvia Alsisto, Kinabatangan and Tongod District Manager of Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD); Dr Felicity Oram, Project Director of PONGO Alliance; and key industry players in the oil palm sector; to mark the closure of YSD support for the project's first phase.
13 Mar 2023
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) has allocated RM3.8 million to Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) and Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC) to set up the Rapid Response Teams (RRT), a team of rangers who are being trained to improve effectiveness in reducing wildlife crimes in Sabah. This support had also facilitated an additional RM250,000 in matching funds from the Ministry of Finance for the initiative.
10 Mar 2023
Global Environment Centre (GEC) and Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) today marked the closure of a successful three-year venture between GEC and YSD on restoring degraded mangrove areas in Pasir Panjang Laut Mangrove Forest and Kuala Gula, and engaging local communities in social entrepreneurship since February 2020 through a Community-based Mangrove Conservation and Sustainable Livelihood Programme in Kuala Gula – Kerian and Sitiawan – Manjung, Perak.
02 Mar 2023
In conjunction with World Wildlife Day, themed “Partnerships for Wildlife Conservation”, Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) paid a visit to Kenyir State Park (KSP) as part of their continued support towards safeguarding the park’s 30,000 hectares of forest and watershed under the Kenyir For Life (KFL) initiative.
22 Feb 2023
The sponsorship will enable 150 selected primary school children from underprivileged communities to access squash and life skills workshops
21 Feb 2023
RM1.5 million is channelled to the Tabung Bencana Kementerian Luar Negeri, and another RM1.5 million to MERCY Malaysia for humanitarian efforts.
14 Feb 2023
Think City in collaboration with MRT Corporation and Kuala Lumpur City Hall, supported by Yayasan Sime Darby and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture inspires commuters at the heart of Downtown KL.
12 Jan 2023
Close to RM2 million disbursed for flood preparedness and emergency aid and recovery needs for flood-stricken families and communities
09 Dec 2022
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) and the Foundation for Malaysian Sporting Excellence (SportExcel) today announced the launch of the YSD Track Series (YSDTS) programme at the National Velodrome in Nilai, Negri Sembilan.
05 Dec 2022
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) today celebrated Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah, YSD Star Scholar, Ambassador and number 1 water ski athlete in Malaysia and Asia. She is set to depart to the United States of America in January 2023 to pursue her tertiary education at Florida Southern College, while training in the college’s top tier facilities, with a scholarship worth RM1.1 million.
01 Dec 2022
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) today celebrated its special needs scholars and mentors to these scholars, in a ceremony officiated by YB Senator Datuk (Dr.) Ras Adiba Mohd Radzi at Menara Sime Darby, in honour of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
30 Nov 2022
The Sime Darby Young Innovators Challenge (SDYIC) 2022 hosted by Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) has announced its three winners of the challenge today after four months of rigorous training and prototype development since its launch in April 2022.
13 Sep 2022
Marine Research Foundation and Yayasan Sime Darby kicks off Peninsular Malaysia leg of the project with Department of Fisheries Malaysia and local fishermen
08 Sep 2022
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) will be extending its sponsorship of RM2.4 million to the Women’s Aid Organisation’s (WAO) in support of their work over the next 3 years. This comes following the historic milestone of the passing of the Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill 2021 through the work of the Anti-Sexual Harassment Coalition.
05 Sep 2022
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) awarded 306 scholarships and bursaries worth more than RM19 million to deserving Malaysian students at the annual Scholarship Award Ceremony (SAC) on 5 September 2022. YSD, as the philanthropic arm of Sime Darby Berhad, Sime Darby Plantation Berhad, and Sime Darby Property Berhad, are awarding scholarships again this year as part of the foundation’s unwavering commitment to providing inclusive and quality education for all. YSD Chairman Y.A.M. Tunku Tan Sri Imran Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja’afar and guest of honour, YB Senator Datuk Ras Adiba Radzi, graced the occasion.
05 Sep 2022
In line with the Sime Darby Football Club’s commitment and objective towards providing the opportunity and platform for junior talents in the football industry, Sime Darby FC (SDFC) with Yayasan Sime Darby organised the YSD Chairman’s Trophy, a football carnival on 3 and 4 September 2022 at the SDFC Training Ground in Bukit Jelutong, Selangor. The tournament was participated by teams from across Peninsular Malaysia including Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Kedah and Pulau Pinang.
29 Aug 2022
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), in collaboration with Persatuan Pelindung Harimau Malaysia (RIMAU), yesterday launched the joint project to equip, train and deploy two new Menraq patrol teams, in addition to the existing three teams, with a total funding of RM1.2 million over a period of three years, from November 2021 to October 2024. Without immediate action from relevant stakeholders, the Malayan Tiger could go extinct within a decade with the alarming population of less than 150 in the wild today.
16 Aug 2022
The Solo Artbeat exhibition co-hosted by RSGC and the artist Halimah Mohd Said, a fellow RSGC Member with a sponsorship by Yayasan Sime Darby is a charity event to support the promotion of art education especially among disadvantaged communities. Not only is this endeavour noble in itself, but it will certainly show the generosity of RSGC Club Members and other Malaysians in preserving the arts and culture under the auspices of the natural and cultural heritage of their beautiful country.
05 Aug 2022
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) and Global Environment Centre (GEC) hosted a community forum attended by 64 participants from six communities (from Perak, Johor, Kedah, Melaka and Selangor) on 2 to 5 August 2022 in Johor.
28 Jul 2022
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) is providing RM660,000 to The Lost Food Project (TLFP) across 3 years until September 2024 for the Surplus Food Rescue Programme. This sponsorship was launched on 28 July 2022 by YSD CEO Dr Yatela Zainal Abidin, and President & Board Member of TLFP Ms. Zawiyah Saimon, together with a handover of a truck for TLFP’s use for this programme.
16 Jul 2022
Following the success of the first leg of the Whales On-The-Wheels Nationwide Tour in February 2022, The MareCet Research Organization (MareCet) is ready to bring their Whale Truck on the road again to the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia, specifically the states of Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis.
17 Jun 2022
Today, Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), one of the oldest corporate foundations in Malaysia, celebrated the 40th anniversary of its establishment. Together with its current and former Governing Council members; the Board of Directors and Senior Management of its three donor companies, Sime Darby Berhad, Sime Darby Plantation Berhad and Sime Darby Property Berhad; and its project partners, the celebration commemorated the impact of YSD's initiatives over the past four decades.
13 Jun 2022
In conjunction with World Environment Day, celebrated annually on 5 June, Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), in collaboration with Reef Check Malaysia (RCM), gathered about 150 volunteers from Sime Darby Berhad, Sime Darby Plantation Berhad and Sime Darby Property Berhad to clean up the Pantai Kelanang beach.
13 May 2022
RM 2.5 million grant was awarded by Yayasan Sime Darby to KOMITED Malaysia, a Community-Based Organisation led and run by former People Who Injects Drug (PWID) to address issues related to drugs and HIV/AIDS vulnerability
12 May 2022
– Yayasan Sime Darby (“YSD”) is channeling RM2 million to Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) to support the restoration of biodiversity, carbon sequestration and enhancement of ecosystem within conservation-set-aside (CSA) areas in Sandakan Bay, Sabah over a 3-year period. Vice Chancellor of UMS Prof. Datuk ChM. Ts. Dr Taufiq Yap Yun Hin and YSD Governing Council Member and Sime Darby Berhad (SDB) Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dato’ Jeffri Salim Davidson today signed an agreement to formalise the collaboration, witnessed by YSD CEO Dr Hjh Yatela Zainal Abidin.
18 Apr 2022
Sime Darby Property Berhad (“Sime Darby Property”), in collaboration with Yayasan Sime Darby (“YSD”), has provided back-to-school aid to 1,755 students in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Johor. As its philanthropic arm, YSD partners with Sime Darby Property in areas of mutual interest under the foundation’s five pillars namely Community & Health, Education, Sports, Arts & Culture and Environment.
29 Mar 2022
Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) and Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) collaboratively organised a roundtable discussion on “Sexual Harassment: Our Obligations” on 22 March 2022, as part of YSD’s month-long International Women’s Day celebration.
28 Mar 2022
Yayasan Sime Darby contributes 3,000 seedlings for the collaboration’s first tree planting site in Sua Betong Estate
23 Mar 2022
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) and Global Environment Centre (GEC) are collaborating on community-based mangrove conservation and sustainable livelihood programme to preserve and conserve the threatened mangrove coastlines from the effects of climate change and build sustainable livelihoods among the community members by restoring and maintaining mangrove forests in coastal landscapes.
15 Mar 2022
Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah, Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) Star Scholar and Ambassador, and Malaysian water skier has won 4 gold and 2 bronze medals at the Moomba Masters 2022 in Melbourne.
01 Mar 2022
YSD has come on board to support “The Malaysian Premier Elite Junior Circuit Grand Finals and International Exposure for Female Athletes” programme by SportExcel. This three-year programme with sponsorship of RM1.5 million aims to produce highly competitive female junior athletes under four types of sports. Kudos to YSD!
07 Feb 2022
The MareCet Research Organization (MareCet) is commencing a mobile marine education programme called the “Whales On-The-Wheels Nationwide Tour”. The travelling exhibition, sponsored by Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), is intended to promote awareness about the ocean, Malaysia’s marine mammals, marine life and ecosystems, as well as marine conservation issues.
30 Jan 2022
Yayasan Sime Darby has also paid forward four editions of SeniMAD programme to benefit 160 children in selected low-cost housing areas and community centres like PPR Seri Semarak, PPR Idaman Damansara Damai, PPR Fasa 8/9 Sentul, Buku Jalanan Yayasan Chow Kit starting March this year. It is open to 40 children from each community.
20 Jan 2022
In line with the objective to protect and preserve the State’s biodiversity, the Sabah Forestry Department (SFD) is committed to enhance forest enforcement and laws, through increased surveillance and solidifying the enforcement capacities of relevant government agencies to combat forest and wildlife crimes. One of these efforts is the establishment of a special tactical enforcement team, namely the PROTECT Unit.
14 Jan 2022
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) dan Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) menjalankan kerjasama dalam satu projek pemulihan biodiversiti hutan, penyerapan karbon dan peningkatan perkhidmatan ekosistem di kawasan conservation set-aside (CSA), bertempat di Teluk Sandakan. Projek ini dibiayai sepenuhnya oleh YSD dengan dana berjumlah sebanyak RM2,000,000 bagi tempoh tiga tahun.
26 Dec 2021
Layar Liar Malaysia documentary series features 18 animals, 17 locations and 17 individuals in 52 episodes for school going children
11 Nov 2021
85% of the scholarships and bursaries awarded are to youths from B40 families, and 28 recipients are persons with disabilities   
16 Oct 2021
RM3 million was allocated to assist 60,000 B40 households, out of more than RM10.2 million committed for food aid in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
30 Sep 2021
Yayasan Sime Darby is sponsoring full range care support for 83 Malaysian mammals and birds for 1 year.
13 Aug 2021
Yayasan Sime Darby’s support is with the provision of vehicles, respiratory aid (ventilators, oxygen tanks and concentrators), computers, and volunteer allowances, to public hospitals and COVID-19 Assessment Centres
10 May 2021
The programme offers International Certifications in Welding which will equip them with skills that promise greater economic opportunities.
10 Mar 2021
YSD committed RM2 million until 2022 to support Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) in their continuous efforts in upholding gender equality and improving women’s rights
08 Feb 2021
The launch of the platform completes YSD THRIVE by fulfilling the e-learning element in the comprehensive scholars development programme.
07 Jan 2021
Three teams received a Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) innovation grant of RM60,000 in total to develop and upscale their functional prototypes that would be able to solve real-life issues in local communities
24 Dec 2020
YSD announced its sponsorship for Cricket Adiwira (CA) and the National Cricket Development Programme (NCDP) for Girls and Women with Malaysian Cricket Association (MCA) for a duration of 3 years totalling RM4.6 million
23 Dec 2020
Sime Darby Foundation’s biodiversity conservation initiatives include wildlife habitat restoration and protection for vulnerable species such as the orangutan in Borneo and elephants in Peninsular Malaysia.
04 Dec 2020
The newly-released YSD Annual Report 2020 details the foundation’s efforts and impact achieved over the last 10 years in improving lives and delivering sustainable value through its five pillars
01 Dec 2020
The 5th edition themed “Help A Person, Change the World” gathers aspiring young innovators and trainers across the nation through a newly-built online platform
28 Oct 2020
One of the first corporate foundations to respond to the 3rd wave which began in Sabah, YSD has committed RM1.37 million for 11 relief initiatives in the worst-hit state
25 Sep 2020
The Scholarship Award Ceremony marked the commencement of YSD’s education sponsorship initiatives in the year 2020/2021, with awards to 121 diverse scholarship and bursary recipients worth RM10 million
29 Aug 2020
The programme commenced with a 3-day hybrid development course exposed scholars to virtual and face-to-face learning opportunities, thereby delivering a comprehensive capacity-building experience and encouraging strength in diversity in conjunction with Malaysia’s 63rd Merdeka Day
27 Aug 2020
Hubs for Good collaboration supports the development of creative hubs across Malaysia
29 Jun 2020
Yayasan Sime Darby has channelled RM1.2 million for the programme to create a paradigm shift in traditional agriculture and conservation practices
20 May 2020
The funding extension allows MAF to continue HIV/AIDS advocacy efforts for another 3 years
04 May 2020
Yayasan Sime Darby channels RM600,000 for study on the use of Tocilizumab in preventing severe infections from progressing to critical stage which require ventilation assistance
01 Apr 2020
Response missions to provide support and relief for the country’s medical frontliners and vulnerable communities
19 Feb 2020
Yayasan Sime Darby is funding RM8.11 million to support the 11-year research project
04 Feb 2020
In conjunction with the National Rugby Development Programme (NRDP) Rugby Carnival 2020 held at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Serdang, Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) and Malaysia Rugby officially launched their collaboration on 1st February 2020.
22 Jan 2020
Yayasan Sime Darby awards RM21 million worth of various scholarships and bursaries to 584 deserving individuals
02 Dec 2019
The death of Malaysia’s last Sumatran rhino Iman is yet another cautionary tale
28 Nov 2019
Teenage trio from Sabah crowned champion after designing a prototype for school bus safety system
08 Oct 2019
Flagship programme to nurture volunteerism among Sime Darby employees
03 Sep 2019
Yayasan Sime Darby and Tropical Rainforest Conservation and Research Centre launch environmental education gallery to educate the public on Malaysia’s rainforest trees
21 Aug 2019
The Sime Darby Foundation Track Cycling Team (SDFTCT) is on track to re-ignite the dream of creating another history in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.
21 Aug 2019
74 youths from Sarawak selected for one-year three-month youth football empowerment programme
29 May 2019
The death of Malaysia’s last male Sumatran Rhinoceros should serve as a wake-up call for species conservation.
01 Apr 2019
The Sime Darby Young Innovators Challenge (SDYIC) is set to return this year with more participation of secondary schools from rural areas, providing a platform for students to hone skills that are crucial for the fourth industrial revolution.
08 Mar 2019
Enacting tough laws alone is insufficient to curb domestic abuse and violence against women. Instead, men and boys need to be educated to respect and value women as well as their rights.
30 Jan 2019
Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP), the world’s largest producer of certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO), today celebrates the successful completion of its ‘Jentar Plant-A-Tree’ project – a biodiversity conservation initiative that includes the largest collection of Endangered, Rare and Threatened (ERT) tree species in a single oil palm plantation area in Malaysia, and possibly South East Asia.
07 Jan 2019
MAJLIS PERASMIAN Oval Kriket UKM-YSD oleh Pro-Canselor Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), TUN AHMAD SARJI ABDUL HAMID telah berlangsung dengan jayanya pada 7 JANUARI 2019 (ISNIN) di Padang Oval UKM-Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), Kampus Induk, UKM Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
05 Dec 2018
Featuring Ohio University’s Professor John Sabraw, the lecture highlights the use of art to create awareness on environmental issues.
29 Sep 2018
Teenage duo from Tunku Putra School crowned champions after designing prototype to prevent infant deaths after being left in vehicles
20 Sep 2018
Ten-year plans aim to secure the continued existence of viable populations of all three species in Sabah
18 Aug 2018
Malaysia’s foremost multi-disciplinary hub of music, dance, theatre, live art and everything in between, brings different communities under one roof at Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival 2018: You, Me + The Arts.
15 Aug 2018
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) has awarded RM11 million in scholarships and bursaries to 263 deserving Malaysian students this year, out of which 80% are underprivileged students from families with a monthly household income of RM4,000 and below.
10 Jul 2018
Mykroscope, a portable and affordable microscope that was developed by a trio of teens from Sekolah Agama Menengah (SAM) Jeram during the Sime Darby Young Innovators Challenge 2017 (SDYIC2017), will be distributed to more than 100 schools for free by December 2018.
27 Jun 2018
The much anticipated Sime Darby Young Innovators Challenge 2018 (SDYIC 2018) is back for its third edition this year to hone and challenge adolescents’ innovative streak.
21 Jun 2018
Malaysia’s foremost multi-disciplinary hub of music, dance, theatre, live art and everything in between, brings different communities under one roof at Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival 2018: You, Me + The Arts.
14 Jun 2018
The Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO), with support from Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), has developed a toolkit that could be used by companies to train employees on appropriate ways to respond to gender-based issues.
27 Mar 2018
Six determined cyclists begin their journey towards Tokyo 2020 Olympics
30 Jan 2018
Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival 2018: You, Me + The Arts
22 Dec 2017
Students from eight states in Malaysia receive school supplies for the New Year
21 Dec 2017
Assistance offered to victims across four states across Malaysia.
18 Dec 2017
The Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) Positive Audacious Living (PAL) Scheme will continue to save the lives of underprivileged people living with HIV (PLHIV) with extended support from Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD).
11 Dec 2017
The Salleh trail is established via a collaboration between Persatuan Rimba Komuniti Kota Damansara (KDCF Society) and Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD).
30 Nov 2017
Workshop will see input from scientists and industry players on the conservation of the endangered Bornean banteng
24 Nov 2017
Yayasan Sime Darby’s first batch of Liberian Scholars graduate
22 Nov 2017
Following its strategy to develop up and coming sports talent in Malaysia, Yayasan Sime Darby will focus on development programmes to hone junior talent in football.
06 Nov 2017
Majlis pelancaran program Hear and be Heard: Hearing Loss in Children anjuran Institut Telinga, pendengaran & pertuturan, UKM Tajaan YSD.
26 Sep 2017
MyBIM app, is the most comprehensive sign language app in Malaysia
12 Sep 2017
Sime Darby Property has published a guideline entitled ‘Malaysian Threatened and Rare Tree Identification and Landscape Guideline’ in July 2017.
04 Sep 2017
SDF Track Cycling Team wins three gold and five silver medals at the 29th SEA Games
17 Aug 2017
YSD awards RM16.7 million in scholarships and bursaries to 356 deserving Malaysian students.
08 Aug 2017
Teenage trio from Sekolah Agama Menengah Jeram, Kuala Selangor designed a prototype for an affordable and portable microscope
02 Aug 2017
Championship will see teams from schools across nine states compete for best innovative idea
13 Jul 2017
Yayasan Sime Darby partners with Enfiniti Academy to improve communication skills of pupils in underprivileged and rural schools
06 Jul 2017
Assistance handed out to low-income families, Orang Asli communities, orphans, single mothers, refugee and undocumented communities, among others.
12 Jun 2017
Workshop will see input from scientists and industry players on the conservation of the endangered leopard species
29 May 2017
One of the three remaining Sumatran rhinoceros in Sabah dying from cancer
27 Apr 2017
Second edition of YSD Environment Day themed “Connect People to Nature”
21 Apr 2017
The Sabah government has decided to not proceed with the proposed bridge which was to be constructed in the Lower Kinabatangan area, which had threatened to further fragment the area.
20 Apr 2017
Peneraju Tunas Potensi-YSD Bursary Programme received more than 1,900 applications from students across Malaysia
28 Mar 2017
Project involves the replanting of degraded peat swamp area equivalent to 24 football fields.
23 Mar 2017
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) has extended its support to the Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) with an additional commitment of RM1.5 million for three years until December 2019.
20 Mar 2017
Facility located at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) is part of the UKM-YSD Chair for Sustainable Development: Zero Waste Technology for Palm Oil Industry.
22 Feb 2017
Twenty three year old Wong Kie Ming selected as first recipient of the YSD Sudirman Scholarship.
21 Feb 2017
YSD, in collaboration with The Actors Studio, had offered this scholarship to commemorate 25 years since the passing of Malaysia’s beloved icon Dato’ Sudirman Arshad.
07 Feb 2017
The Foundation commits an additional RM1.9 million towards research on elephant ecology and conservation.
23 Dec 2016
This year, YSD distributed supplies to 4,461 students from schools in Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Pahang and Johor in Peninsular Malaysia.
23 Dec 2016
In the idyllic Pulau Carey, about 50 Orang Asli students of Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Bumbun waited patiently for a new bag filled with shoes, a school uniform, stationery, socks and a pencil case to be handed to them.
15 Dec 2016
Sime Darby launched the country’s first ever food surplus app - Robin Food - which was the winning idea during the Sime Darby Young Innovators Challenge (SDYIC) 2016 held in June this year.
06 Dec 2016
Replanting will be completed by 2017 and monitoring to continue until 2018.
22 Nov 2016
Nestled in the heritage city of Malacca lies The Royal Press (TRP), a polyglot letterpress living museum and a business that hailed from very traditional settings.
17 Nov 2016
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) is extending the funding of the track cycling team, committing RM2.6 million over a period of three years and seven months (February 2017 to August 2020) to sponsor six junior track cyclists to book a spot and compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
14 Sep 2016
Sime Darby was bestowed the ASEAN Red Ribbon for Outstanding Workplace (ARROW) Award, in recognition of its non-discriminatory human resource policy and corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts to improve the quality of life of the people living with HIV in Malaysia.
17 Aug 2016
The Foundation has been sponsoring the “Pocket Rocket Man” for the country’s Olympic medal quest in track cycling since 2009
11 Aug 2016
416 deserving underprivileged Malaysians receive scholarships worth RM21.6 million compared to RM9.5 million awarded to 198 students last year.
11 Aug 2016
YSD is awarding more than RM21.6 million in scholarships and bursaries to 416 promising Malaysian students from low income families, including those who are physically challenged.
01 Aug 2016
The publication of the BIM books and CDs is a collaborative effort between MFD and YSD in recognition of the importance of BIM in the country and the critical gap in the learning growth among the hearing impaired.
19 Jul 2016
YSD’s latest wildlife conservation project with RM225,000 funding for PERHILITAN’s enforcement activities in Taman Negara.
01 Jul 2016
In the spirit of giving during this holy month of Ramadhan, Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), the philanthropic arm of Sime Darby Berhad once again, through its flagship festive assistance “Sinar Harapan”, brought cheer to the needy and the disadvantaged.
20 May 2016
The day-long event, participated by its beneficiaries received overwhelming response.
19 May 2016
Funding includes additional support of RM1.4 million to BSBCC.
12 May 2016
YSD teams up with University College Sabah Foundation to raise environmental awareness in schools and universities.
11 Apr 2016
After enduring several months of hardship, more than 300 families in Ranau, Kota Belud and Tuaran can now enjoy uninterrupted water supply.
11 Apr 2016
A joint effort by YSD and UKM to capacity build home-grown researchers and scientists.
03 Apr 2016
The Cancer Advocacy Society of Malaysia launches its 6th annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness, Screening and Treatment Project (CCASTP) on April 3rd, 2016.
21 Mar 2016
“Pocket Rocket Man” in meet and greet session during his two-week break
16 Mar 2016
Sime Darby’s Young Innovators Challenge 2016 Enters Final Stage of Competition.
16 Mar 2016
Sime Darby Berhad’s inaugural Young Innovators Challenge 2016 aims to cultivate the spirit of innovation, was kicked off with youths in Malaysia between the ages of 13 and 16, submitting their ideas to address the global issue of poverty.
09 Mar 2016
Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) unveiled today the Domestic Violence Shelter Standards and Toolkit, in collaboration with the Ministry of Women, Family, and Community Development (KPWKM).
08 Mar 2016
“Pocket rocket man” Azizulhasni Awang and Fatehah Mustapa qualify for upcoming Rio Olympics 2016.
03 Mar 2016
Yayasan Sime Darby extends collaborative agreement on project RiLeaf.
23 Feb 2016
YSD has agreed to extend its support for another two years until 2018 with an additional boost of RM2 million to facilitate the purchase of essential angioplasty armamentariums.
05 Feb 2016
Themed ‘Arts Education + The Future’, YSDAF2016 kicks off with activities leading up to the grand finale in August.
04 Feb 2016
Sime Darby Foundation (SDF) commenced its inaugural scholarship awards in Papua New Guinea, offering young and deserving Papua New Guineans sponsorships to pursue their academic dreams in various disciplines.
03 Feb 2016
YSD under its Community & Health pillar came into partnership with YOKUK in support of its largest palliative care movement in the East Coast of Malaysia known as the “YSD-YOKUK Sayang Home Care Programme” for four years until May 2017 amounting to RM381,000.
15 Dec 2015
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) sponsored 50 community leaders, advocates and healthcare workers at the world’s largest harm reduction gathering in Kuala Lumpur
08 Dec 2015
The inaugural UKM-YSD Sustainability Challenge 2015 was held on 18 November 2015 at Puri Pujangga UKM, Bangi with the objective to explore and develop innovative ideas on the sustainability of the palm oil industry among university students.
21 Nov 2015
Book highlights works of Malaysian playwrights
17 Nov 2015
RM1.98 million in scholarships awarded in collaboration with Hyundai–Sime Darby Motors Sdn Bhd and Sime Darby Industrial Academy
14 Nov 2015
Yayasan Sime Darby celebrates World Children’s Day with Yayasan Chow Kit’s Homeschooling Awards Ceremony.
01 Oct 2015
The 10th Sime Darby Asia Pacific Merdeka Indoor Bowls Championships 2015 is set to rock the Bayuemas Indoor Bowls Complex in Klang.
21 Sep 2015
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) is commencing its international scholarship programme in Papua New Guinea (PNG), offering promising students the chance to pursue tertiary education locally and in Malaysia this year.
15 Sep 2015
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), the philanthropic arm of Sime Darby Berhad, funded RM1 million for the publication of “Siri Buku Alam Upin & Ipin”, an educational environment book targeted for kindergarten and primary school children aged five to nine years old.
11 Sep 2015
Yayasan Sime Darby donates brand new Toyota HiAce van for Taman Cahaya Training Centre in Sandakan.
18 Aug 2015
YSD is giving out RM9.5 million to 194 promising students from various backgrounds.
13 Aug 2015
Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) has received a tremendous boost from Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), the philanthropic arm of Sime Darby Berhad, with RM2 million worth of scholarships for underprivileged students from the university.
15 Jul 2015
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) through its YSD-YOKUK Sayang Home Care programme is supporting the largest palliative care movement in the East Coast of Malaysia with a sponsorship of RM855,000 over four years until May 2017.
10 Jul 2015
Critical funding totalling RM3.11 million will fully cover renovation works to preserve The Royal Press (TRP).
02 Jul 2015
Yayasan Sime Darby in partnership with Malaysian AIDS Foundation funds Kelantan’s first HIV palliative care shelter
26 Jun 2015
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), the philanthropic arm of Sime Darby Berhad channelled RM1.8 million for post-flood relief assistance in Kelantan in collaboration with its long-term partner MERCY Malaysia.
10 Jun 2015
KLGCC aims to produce well-rounded and successful individuals.
05 Jun 2015
Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival 2016 is back with the theme: Arts Education + Future.
24 Apr 2015
Yayasan Sime Darby funds RM1.4 million for new world class cricket facility.
27 Mar 2015
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) in 2010 pledged RM1.34 million for the four-year YSD-NADI On-Wheels programme which was a joint collaboration with NADI, Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli (JAKOA) and the Ministry of Health.
23 Mar 2015
Sharing the same passion as OrphanCARE and believing in the impact of their crusade, Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), a strong advocate for the marginalised community has committed an RM1.05 million allocation for OrphanCARE for a three year duration starting November last year.
11 Mar 2015
Yayasan Sime Darby funds RM1.3 million for the construction of temporary shelters in Kampung Tualang, Kampung Bekok and Kampung Jalan Gael.
11 Mar 2015
Yayasan Sime Darby funds RM1.3 million for the construction of temporary shelters in Kampung Tualang, Kampung Bekok and Kampung Jalan Gael
12 Feb 2015
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) contributed RM700,000 to the Medical Relief Society (MERCY) Malaysia’s Humanitarian Relief Fund for its emergency flood relief efforts which included RM50,000 for the ‘Back to School Assistance’ programme for affected school children in Kuala Krai.
22 Jan 2015
YSD has pledged RM860,000 over the past five years, to support disadvantaged Epileptic patients through its “YSD Epilepsy Surgery Programme Fund”.
08 Jan 2015
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), the philanthropic arm of Sime Darby Berhad has channelled more than RM1.2 million in funds to assist flood victims in the worst-hit states of Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu.
22 Dec 2014
Yayasan Sime Darby funds RM380,000 for Five Art Centre’s 30-year Anniversary
28 Nov 2014
YSD has stepped in with a contribution of RM1.8 million to help the centre carry out its vocational courses.
14 Nov 2014
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) is partnering with Diabetes Malaysia to provide RM730,000 for the Children’s Fund.
23 Aug 2014
The YSD - YOKUK Sayang Home Care initiative which consists of four mobile palliative care units amounts to a sponsorship of RM855,000 for a period of three years from June 2014 to May 2017 by YSD.
20 Aug 2014
YSD’s contribution of RM1.5 million for the PAL Scheme for the next three years will not only save the lives of the current 58 people living with HIV under the Scheme, but also the lives of another 28 needy patients on the waiting list by the end of this year and up to a total of 100 people living with HIV in its second and third year of implementation
13 Aug 2014
36 students received scholarships worth RM8 million to pursue their pre-university and undergraduate studies at top universities globally.
05 Jun 2014
The Sime Darby Foundation – Koo Racing team aims for gold at the Asian Games.
03 Jun 2014
Advocating sustainable palm oil management and production.
29 May 2014
Festival will culminate with two-day event in September.
28 May 2014
Azizulhasni and Fatehah aim for gold medals in the Asian Games 2014.
27 May 2014
Funding over five years towards educational development and research.
20 May 2014
YSD funding over two years will facilitate preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
14 May 2014
All-out effort by conservationists to prevent the world’s most endangered rhino species from going extinct.
30 Apr 2014
To help autistic children from "bottom 40 percent" families get professional support, Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) through its Community & Health pillar has pledged RM 1,105,200 to the IAC to help with the expansion of the centre in terms of operations and student intake.
16 Apr 2014
Yayasan Sime Darby has pledged RM1.76 million to help create the country’s first living printing press museum - The Royal Press in the historic enclave within the city of Malacca.
01 Apr 2014
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) handing over the organisation’s first ever permanent premises during a ceremony. The premises, located on the fourth floor of Menara KLH Puchong, houses the MFD’s headquarters and administration office, sign language interpreter online services centre as well as fully-equipped training rooms and classes for leadership programmes, sign language courses for the public and the Independent Living Skills Programme (ILSP).
21 Mar 2014
A rare Sumatran rhino was successfully translocated late afternoon on Friday 21 from a very remote area in Danum Valley, to join a male (Tam) and a female (Puntung) rhinos at the Borneo Rhino Sanctuary (BRS) Facilities in Tabin Wildlife Reserve.
13 Jan 2014
YSD contributes RM3 million to the ‘Tabung Mengubah Destini Anak Bangsa’ (MDAB) Programme.
24 Dec 2013
YSD Chief Executive Officer Puan Hajjah Yatela Zainal Abidin shared how the festive assistance was an integral part of the Sinar Harapan programme so that those less fortunate would not be left out during the celebrations.
22 Dec 2013
Sinar Harapan is YSD's first major programme to assist underprivileged communities with various critical needs. The programme falls under YSD's Community Development pillar to promote the well-being of disadvantaged people, irrespective of race, culture, religion, creed and gender.
02 Dec 2013
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) in collaboration with the Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) extended its reach to a disadvantaged community in Kuala Terengganu, Pertubuhan Komuniti Cakna Terengganu (CAKNA), with the donation of a 14-seater van in conjunction with the World AIDS Day celebrations.
28 Nov 2013
YSD’s sponsorship of RM135,000 over seven months will cover educational and promotional materials, logistics, workshop costs, project management costs, screening kits and treatment fees.
14 Nov 2013
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) with Yayasan Chow Kit (YCK) jointly launched a counselling room for youths at KL Krash Pad. A total of 500 adolescents and young people under the age of 21 are registered with KL Krash Pad, 50 of whom are daily users and visitors to the centre.
12 Nov 2013
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), in partnership with Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care (RSDHC), is offering subsidised surgery for patients who fit into the category but are unable to afford the cost of the epilepsy surgery.
01 Nov 2013
Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad – signed a collaborative agreement with the Sime Darby Foundation to jointly undertake Project RiLeaf, as part of a commitment by both organisations to preserve and sustain the environment and ecosystems.
09 Oct 2013
For the second year running, Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) awarded scholarships to 32 Liberians to pursue tertiary education in Malaysia and Liberia with an allocation of USD500,000 this year.
23 Sep 2013
An entire semester has come and gone for Sime Darby Foundation’s first batch of Liberian scholars in Malaysia, Shari L.O Raji, 17, and Johnson Emmanuel Sieh, 25, since they started their engineering studies in February at the National University of Malaysia in Bangi, Selangor.
30 Aug 2013
Unsustainable economic development exacerbated by forest clearance continues to be a growing threat to the biodiversity that exists at Belum-Temengor.
21 Aug 2013
Another 229 students received bursaries worth RM5.14 million under the YSD Bursary Programme, which assists students from low-income families to pursue tertiary education in any field of study at local public and private universities, including Sime Darby Nursing and Health Sciences College.
19 Aug 2013
Yayasan Sime Darby is proud to announce an RM540,000 commitment as the Sports Partner of the Kuala Lumpur Cricket Association (KLCA) over three years from 2013 to 2015.
02 Aug 2013
YSD recently presented festive assistance to 24 welfare homes and organisations, in conjunction with the Holy month of Ramadhan. Some of these homes are unregistered with the Welfare department and do not receive much assistance due to their status.
29 Jul 2013
Yayasan Sime Darby congratulates its sponsored golfer Ainil Johani Abu Bakar for her maiden victory since turning professional three years ago, at the 2013 KENDA Tire TLPGA Open in Taiwan.
23 Jul 2013
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) is stepping in to provide financial assistance to the home which would enable the home to provide the best care possible for its residents.
12 Jul 2013
These three Malaysian women have one thing in common with Angelina Jolie – they have inherited an altered version of the BRCA1 gene which puts them at 50-87% risk of developing breast cancer and a 20-50% risk of ovarian cancer.
03 Jul 2013
YSD is collaborating with UMMC in establishing a fund named “Tabung YSD for Underprivileged Coronary Patients”, which will be able to assist between 200 and 286 underprivileged coronary patients over a period of two years from May 2013.
20 Jun 2013
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) is proud to announce a collaboration with the Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) to create awareness and push for advocacy on policies and matters pertaining to people living with HIV (PLHIV) with an RM870,000 sponsorship over a three-year period.
16 Jun 2013
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) will provide scholarships worth RM1.12 million for 10 Chinese citizens to pursue their degree programmes at Malaysian universities.
14 Jun 2013
The performing arts scene in the country has been given a tremendous boost with Yayasan Sime Darby’s RM3 million funding for The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac).
14 Jun 2013
The Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival (KKJF) returns bigger, better and bolder.
09 Jun 2013
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) extended its reach to a disadvantaged community in Sabah with the donation of a 14-seater van to the Community Based Rehabilitation Centre (CBR) in Ranau, Sabah
29 May 2013
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) is proud to be part of this initiative and its sponsorship of RM1.06 million for over three years will enable the society to purchase an additional 10 embosser machines.
28 May 2013
100 participants converge in Singapore for an emergency summit to seek the means to save the Sumatran Rhinos.
20 May 2013
Malaysian elephants have declined in numbers due to drastic habitat loss and conflicts with farmers in recent decades.
01 May 2013
Though a newcomer as a sponsor in the arts and culture scene, Yayasan Sime Darby's efforts to sponsor up and coming Malaysian artistes and their productions has paid off.
12 Apr 2013
Information management student Norashikin Roslan get another chance at higher education through Yayasan Sime Darby’s sponsorship ff UiTM’s MDAB Programme
03 Apr 2013
YSD's Scholars’ Development Programme (SDP) is a capacity-building engagement programme for scholars to boost their confidence and help prepare for challenges in their careers as future leaders within Sime Darby.
20 Mar 2013
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), with support from Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), has established a carbon capture laboratory which is currently researching the use of microalgae to treat palm oil mill effluent (POME).
18 Mar 2013
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) has committed RM50,000 for the production of the performance in support of the performing arts.
15 Mar 2013
With the number of Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) estimated to be less than 200 and declining rapidly, urgent action is needed to save this species from extinction.
15 Mar 2013
Understanding that there will be financial challenges for the three children of the late Sime Darby GSC-IT employee Norhana Mohd Nordin, Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) has come in to offer them a lifeline by providing them with educational assistance.
11 Mar 2013
Sime Darby Foundation track cyclist, Fatehah Mustapa did Malaysia proud today by bringing in the gold in the Women's Elite Sprint Final.
09 Mar 2013
YSD will continue to focus its attention on assisting those from low income families via its allocation of more than 70 per cent of the planned number of scholarships, to the underprivileged.
28 Feb 2013
Sun bears (Helarctos malayanus) are the smallest and least known members of the bear family and their population is rapidly diminishing in South-East Asia.
26 Feb 2013
The national dream of bringing home an Olympic medal for track cycling has been re-ignited with Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) committing RM2.85 million to sponsor Malaysia’s two top track cyclists, Mohd Azizulhasni Awang and Fatehah Mustapa in their pursuit to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
15 Feb 2013
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) recently visited several welfare homes in the Klang Valley to bring festive cheer in conjunction with the Chinese New Year and usher in the auspicious Year of the Snake with the residents.
21 Dec 2012
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) recently presented festive assistance to four welfare homes and a school for refugee children in the Klang Valley.
11 Dec 2012
Globally, there are only 11 live Sumatran rhinos in managed breeding facilities namely in Way Kambas, Borneo Rhino Sanctuary (BRS) in Sabah and Cincinnati Zoo in USA, while the numbers in the wild are believed to be dwindling in a continuing trend, with less than 150 rhinos currently in existence.
30 Nov 2012
Yayasan Sime Darby reaches an important milestone in its illustrious history.
15 Oct 2012
YSD, through its Indonesian subsidiary PT. Minamas Gemilang (Minamas), today awarded scholarships worth IDR5.79 billion (RM1.85 million) to 72 deserving students.
15 Oct 2012
Sime Darby Berhad, through its Indonesian subsidiary PT. Minamas Gemilang (Minamas), today awarded scholarships worth IDR5.79 billion (RM1.85 million) to 72 deserving students.
08 Oct 2012
The National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM)’s Creative Arts Centre which received a RM675,500 sponsorship from Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) was launched today in the presence of LPGA star, Michelle Wie
03 Oct 2012
Sime Darby Foundation (SDF) awarded excellence scholarships and bursaries to bright and young Liberians to pursue their tertiary education in Liberia and Malaysia this year.
03 Oct 2012
YSD awards excellence scholarships and bursaries to bright and young Liberians to pursue their tertiary education in Liberia and Malaysia this year.
14 Sep 2012
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), which dedicates itself to promote the human quest for learning and knowledge, is sponsoring RM100,000 to support Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Datuk Dr Khoo Kay Kim's latest translation and publication effort of his collection of essays - "Esei-esei Lengkap Sejarah Malaysia".
27 Jun 2012
A musical performance on Yao Lee, one of the most memorable, legendary and sensational Chinese superstars of a turbulent and bygone era has been made possible with a RM100,000 sponsorship by Yayasan Sime Darby.
22 Jun 2012
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) is commencing its international scholarship programme in Liberia with scholarships worth USD$420,000 being offered to Liberians to pursue tertiary education in Liberia and Malaysia this year.
22 Jun 2012
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) is commencing its international scholarship programme in Liberia with scholarships worth USD$420,000 being offered to Liberians to pursue tertiary education in Liberia and Malaysia this year.
12 Jun 2012
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) created history today when it became the first Malaysian organisation to partner China’s prestigious scholarship institution, the China Scholarship Council (CSC), to award scholarships to outstanding and deserving Malaysians and China citizens.
01 Mar 2012
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) is offering 380 scholarships and bursaries worth RM22.6 million this year to deserving Malaysians and other nationals from countries where Sime Darby operates.
22 Feb 2012
Malaysia’s top female national track cyclist, Fatehah Mustapa, became the third recipient of the Yayasan Sime Darby “Star” Scholarship award.
13 Feb 2012
Yayasan Sime Darby collaborates with the Akademi Seni Budaya & Warisan Kebangsaan (ASWARA) to help preserve Malaysia’s traditional dance heritage via a national dance tour.
17 Jan 2012
YSD’s contribution of RM3 million for a period of three (3) years is made towards the Program Mengubah Destini Anak Bangsa (MDAB), a fund set up by UiTM to benefit underprivileged urban and rural students with opportunities to further studies at pre-diploma level.
12 Jan 2012
Puntung, who is estimated to be between 10 to 12 years old is seen as the last chance of breeding the almost extinct Borneo Sumatran Rhinoceros.
13 Dec 2011
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) today donated a brand new Hyundai Starex to the Persatuan Kanak-kanak Istimewa, Hulu Langat (PKKI) which will be used to transport children with varying disabilities from their homes to the centre.
08 Dec 2011
A 32-year partnership between the Malaysian Government and the Ohio University in the US was given a boost today by Yayasan Sime Darby
21 Oct 2011
YSD will fund education, empowerment, counseling and life skills programmes that will be carried out by YCK over a period of three (3) years, amounting to RM900,000.
24 Sep 2011
Cycling For A Cure, a charity event to raise funds for eligible leukemia patients, succeeded in raising over RM125,000 today.
23 Sep 2011
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), as part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives, has contributed RM15 million to the endowment fund for the newly set-up UKM-YSD Chair for Sustainable Development – Zero Waste Technology for the Palm Oil Industry.
07 Sep 2011
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) today awarded RM13.86 million worth of scholarships to 92 individuals to pursue higher education in various local and overseas universities as well as undergo various vocational courses.
20 Jul 2011
The foundation has extended a donation of RM1.5 million to the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) to conserve and manage the estimated 2,500 - 3,000 proboscis monkeys living in the area.
26 Jun 2011
Yayasan Sime Darby confirmed support for the 8th JB Arts Festival 2011 with a contribution of RM75,000.
09 Jun 2011
The sponsorship will include an invitation to the 2011 Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia.
24 May 2011
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) today contributed RM1.2 million to Hospital Lam Wah Ee, Penang to purchase four units of sterilizing machines and an automatic washer to sterilise operating room instruments.
20 May 2011
After providing RM360,000 last year to the Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO)’s Refuge For Battered Women and Their Children, Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) is extending its financial support for another two years.
06 Apr 2011
Yayasan Sime Darby today awarded scholarships to 8 senior Malaysian government officials under its YSD-Cambridge Public Policy Scholarship. The scholarships, worth RM568,000, will enable them to pursue a 10-week public policy research programme at the University of Cambridge‘s Institute of Continuing Education.
05 Apr 2011
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) contributed RM70,000 to Persatuan Braille Malaysia to produce 1,000 Braille books for the blind children in Malaysia. These books will be distributed free to visually-impaired children via their schools throughout Malaysia.
30 Mar 2011
Yayasan Sime Darby today awarded Malaysia’s track cycling champion, Mohd Azizulhasni Awang, with the YSD Outstanding Achiever award in appreciation of his sportsmanship and hard work.
20 Feb 2011
The rising cases of diabetes among Malaysians, especially rural and Orang Asli communities, have prompted Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) to commit RM1.34 million to the National Diabetes Institute (NADI) to conduct an education and awareness programme on the ailment.
29 Jan 2011
The 10-year project, called Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems (SAFE), is aimed at understanding the impacts of forest modification (conversion of forests into oil palm plantations) on the biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and provision of ecosystem services.
13 Dec 2010
Breast cancer awareness and research efforts in Malaysia received a positive boost today thanks to a RM435,993.00 contribution from Yayasan Sime Darby to the Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation (CARIF).
17 Oct 2010
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), in its quest to promote educational excellence in the country, has launched an Educational Development Programme for two underprivileged schools located at FELCRA estates in Kampong Gajah in Seberang Perak, Perak.
08 Jul 2010
Yayasan Sime Darby awarded scholarships and bursaries worth RM26.9 million to 89 deserving recipients to pursue their studies at local and foreign universities.
28 Apr 2010
Mohd Azizulhasni Awang becomes Yayasan Sime Darby's "Star" scholar.
15 Mar 2010
YSD signed a Memorandum of Agreement with University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) to establish a Chair for Climate Change. YSD pledged RM5 million as an endowment fund for the UKM-YSD Climate Change Chair for an initial period of three years with a mock cheque presentation at UKM.
13 Mar 2010
Battered women and their children can seek solace at a refuge centre run by Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO), thanks to a RM360,000 pledge by Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) to help fund the running of the refuge centre.
27 Feb 2010
In line with its Community Development pillar to promote the well-being of the community, particularly the less privileged ones irrespective of race, culture, religion, creed or gender, Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) today pledged RM80,008 to support the Cancer Awareness Programme organised by Cancerlink Foundation.
09 Feb 2010
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) awarded scholarships and bursaries worth RM7.8 million to 63 students to pursue pre-university, undergraduate and post-graduate studies locally as well as overseas.
26 Jan 2010
Winning a medal at the Olympics has long been the dream of the country and her sportsmen and sportswomen.
16 Jan 2010
Kelly Tan Guat Chen, Malaysia’s top lady amateur golf player, today became the second individual after Malaysian cycling sensation, Mohd Azizulhasni Awang, to receive the Yayasan Sime Darby “Star” Scholarship award worth RM169,000.
10 Aug 2009
Sime Darby Group launches its corporate social responsibility arm, Yayasan Sime Darby.
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