Towards the end of the 20th century the use of internet was already significant in all aspects of life across the globe, particularly in the business and education areas. By the 21st century the impact of internet on social development and needs was phenomenal. Recognizing the importance of ICT on social and economic growth in the country several policies were incorporated in the national plan towards transforming Malaysia into an information and digital society.
YPVWM first initiative on the skills development programmes was an outreach programmes created to provide digital literacy training to the rural communities. Working with government agencies and corporate bodies the programme aimed to bridge the digital divide between the have(s) and have- not(s), and between the urban and the rural community. YPVWM’s outreach programme was referred to as the “Program Jarak Jauh Orang Kampung (PJJOK)” or Long Distance Training Programme for the Rural Communities.