Ex National athletes are heroes, some left unsung, and they had committed their time, energy, work and families just to keep the Jalur Gemilang flying high. We praise them when they win and most sent curses if they loose and did not live up to our expectations. Whether they win or not they had already contributed to the country at all levels of competitions and need to be compenstated in whatever way we can and one area is their charity when they retire or forced to retire while still on the playing field.
Those Malaysians who had dedicated their time and energy to the country on the sports arena are not left out when it comes to their charity. There is the Yayasan Kebajikan Atlet (YAKEB) to take care of them after they retired or about to retire from active participation as national athletes.
I post this to help spread out the news that our ex nationals are taken care of, after I receive my daughters membership from YAKEB recently.
YAKEB has two scheme to help ex athletes’ charitable needs: Skim Bantuan Yakeb and Skim Perlindungan Insurans.
Besides monetary support, members are also eligible to discounts at selected outlets.
Registration can be done online HERE.
YAKEB’s office is located at National Stadium in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur