Yayasan Kajian dan Pembangunan Masyarakat (also known as Foundation for Community Studies and Development) is an incorporated, registered and tax-exempted Malaysian charity.
Together Transforming Left-Behind Communities
We aim to empower poor communities – both rural and urban – by working alongside them.
YKPM, also known as Foundation for Community Studies and Development (FOCUSED), was founded on the 22nd of September 1993.
YKPM carries out community development programmes to empower the Orang Asli (OA) towards sustainable livelihoods and environment, mainly with the Orang Asli-Jakun communities in Pekan, Pahang. Programmes include literacy classes, house-building, provision of safe drinking water, and start-up of income-generating projects, connecting to fair markets and strengthening community resilience.
Besides that, YKPM also focuses on public policy advocacy and capacity building of grassroots and volunteers.
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