Ten Outstanding Young Malaysians Award (TOYM)
The Ten Outstanding Young Malaysians Award (TOYM) program originated from Junior Chamber International's (JCI) Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP) program. It was developed by Durwood Howes (Jaycees President, USA) in 1930 and adopted by JCI in 1982.
The TOYM program serves to recognize up to Ten individual Malaysians between the ages of 18 and 40 who exemplify the best attributes of the country's young people. Honorees of TOYM will have an opportunity to represent Malaysia to nominate for the International TOYP Awards against 122 other countries. The TOYM program was launched by Junior Chamber International Malaysia (JCIM) in1985 to commemorate the International Year of the Youth. JCIM then decided to enact this program as an annual project.
The main objective of TOYM is to provide recognition to Outstanding Young Individuals, thereby serving as inspiring examples and incentives to Young Malaysians. It is our hope that these individuals forge ahead to greater heights of achievements in the spirit of selfless dedication for the further development of the community.