Media Releases - 2016



KUALA LUMPUR, 31 October 2016 – The PETRONAS ALL ABOUT YOUTH (AAY) competition is now back with an “all-star” participation. 


Endorsed by the Ministry of Education, the AAY All Star 2016 sees the return of 30 schools from Terengganu, Kelantan, Melaka, Johor, Sabah and Sarawak selected from the list of former participants of the programme. The schools are represented by their respective Form 4 students and have been awarded a grant worth RM1,000 each to further enhance their projects. (List of schools as per attachment)   


AAY is a Corporate Social Investment programme developed to empower youths and is being implemented at selected areas near PETRONAS’ operations. We have decided to go with an “All-Star” edition this year to ensure past projects can be further enhanced to ensure the sustainability of the projects,” said PETRONAS Senior General Manager, Group Strategic Communications, Zahariah (Liza) Abdul Rahman.


The three-year old programme, which started out as a pilot project, aims to nurture well-rounded youths in the areas of social development, community wellbeing and environment.


One of the participating schools, Kolej Vokasional Bintulu in Sarawak, recently launched their enhanced prototype called “Pouch Bag for Blind People”, a project that will provide assistance and mobility to the visually impaired. 


PETRONAS AAY activities commenced in late October. Each school team, made up of 20 students, were provided with a refresher course and a volunteer serving as a “buddy” to provide guidance and support. Each team has four weeks to complete their final projects and judging will be based on creativity, the project’s enhancement and sustainability, impact on community and clarity of presentation.


Upon selecting the finalists, a Grand Finale will be held in Kuala Lumpur to celebrate efforts and success. The winning school, to be announced at the finale, will receive a grand prize worth RM50,000 for the purpose of upgrading their existing projects.  In addition, each member of the winning team will receive RM1,000 worth of cash and prizes, while team members in the second and third place categories will receive RM800 and RM500 worth of cash and prizes respectively.


To monitor the participants’ long-term development, an “AAY Alumni” will be formed where former participants can converge to share their success stories and provide peer support to each other.


“There will be opportunities for alumni members to attend Youth Development Conferences and engagements across Asia. Our end goal is to coach alumni members and prepare them for the workforce,” said Zahariah.




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List of Participating Schools for PETRONAS AAY All Star 2016:






SMK Rasau Kerteh B5

SMK Ayer Puteh

SMK Padang Pulut

SMK Seri Bandi

SMK Banggol

SMK Chukai

SMK Balai Besar



SMK Ulu Sapi

SMK Penangah

SMK Bongkol

SMK Arshad

SMK Bengkongan

SMK St Micheal

SMK Badin


SMK Kemena

SMK Tatau

SMK Lopeng Tengah

SMK St Columba

Kolej Vokasional Bintulu

SMK Sejingkat

SMK Tunku Abdul Rahman


SMK Adela

SMK Tanjung Datuk

SMK Skudai


SMK Wakaf Bharu

SMK Penambang


SM Arab Jaim AlAhmadi

SMT Melaka

SMK Bukit Baru

SMK Malim