KUALA LUMPUR – Puteri UMNO today launched its latest initiative – ADINDA – to stay close to the young women who has the potential to be molded into future leaders of political parties and corporate organisations.
Targeting women aged between 18 and 25, the ADINDA machinery would go down to the grassroots through various programmes suitable for young people to identify talented people to be polished as leaders.
Puteri UMNO chief Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsuddin said ADINDA would provide a platform for selected people to learn a variety of useful skills and to make them political savvy.
“In the current political landscape, young people are eager to discover self-potential, speak their mind and want to feel a sense of belonging in the society,” she told reporters after the launching ceremony of ADINDA, here.
UMNO secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor launched the initiative.
Mas Ermieyati said among the planned programmes were the mentoring programme which provided an opportunity for women leaders to guide the girls who intended to make it in many areas of entrepreneurship and the ‘Walk the Talk’ programme, for those who were inclined towards a corporate career.
The ‘Kembara ADINDA’ programme would also be held to bring UMNO closer to the rural girls while the Women Leadership Camp would churn out female leaders who were on par with their male counterparts, she said.
ADINDA will also set up ‘Apa Kata ADINDA’ programme on You Tube channel, ‘Nukilan ADINDA’ and ‘Gelanggang ADINDA’ which provides a platform for young people and students to debate current issues.
Tengku Adnan when launching the initiative said he was confident that ADINDA could reach out to young people with more attractive methods than the old ones.
“With the various activities being planned, it will draw young people closer to Umno,” he said. – BERNAMA