MY Reading Program with DHL Volunteers

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Day at Berjaya Times Square Theme Park

29 November 2016, Berjaya Cares Foundation CSR Program - A Day at Berjaya Times Square Theme Park

Thanks to Berjaya Cares Foundation for inviting total 30 youths and children from HOPE worldwide Malaysia to the Largest Indoor Theme Park in Malaysia - Berjaya Times Square Theme Park.

Alongside with us are Fungates Superflow Foundation and PT Foundation.

Thanks to Berjaya Cares Foundation for opening up the chapter of the school break for our youths and children. This trip meant a lot to them, as an encouragement for all their hard work and time spent in the school for the entire year of 2016!





Our gratitude also goes to: Our gratitude also goes to:
Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur, Wendy's Malaysia, Kenny Rogers ROASTERS Malaysia , Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Malaysia, Cosway, Sports Toto and all the fellow volunteer staff from Berjaya Group who brought our kids around the Theme Park, served them lunch and as well organize fun activities for them!

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

DHL GoTeach Volunteers Made a Difference through MY Reading Program

26 November 2016, DHL GoTeach Volunteers at MY Reading Program Graduation Ceremony 2016

In July 2015, that was the first time we met DHL GoTeach Volunteers who introduced to us the Blossom Literacy Program (BLP) Syllabus to our children in MY Reading Program that focused on building the foundation of the children through phonics teaching to developing their skills in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing.

Since then, the volunteers has been coming constantly to mentor the children, eventually 30 children had completed the 1st series of the BLP. Hence DHL GoTeach Volunteers were invited to the graduation ceremony to specifically encourage these 30 children by presenting them certificates and also gifts.

Through the consistent mentoring by DHL GoTeach volunteers, these children managed to overcome their challenges in reading, and instill self-confidence in them.



DHL GoTeach volunteers' work in MY Reading Program had won them a CSR Award and the volunteers utilized the fundings to purchase folding for these children in the MY Reading Program.

GoTeach volunteers from DHL IT services employees have fulfilled a great Spirit of Volunteerism and their objectives by purchasing the Reading materials and facilitating the teaching materials - engaging with the children and mentoring them to bring out the best potential in these children from the urban poor community. It is sustainable and impactful. As they are not merely giving fish to the children but at the same time teaching the children to fish for themselves.

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SAP Malaysia MY Reading Program Graduation Ceremony 2016

26 November 2016, SAP Malaysia MY Reading Program Graduation Ceremony 2016

MY Reading Program Graduation Ceremony for children in year 2016 was held last Saturday. We had more than 100 people including the parents of the children came and attended the graduation ceremony. To grace the event, we had a group of students to make an opening performance by citing a poem to the rest of the children and parents. It was a proud  moment for these students, as all of them have been attending the Reading Program at least 5 years and above.

Thanks to SAP Malaysia as the main corporate sponsor that impacted 60 children to have the opportunity to learn English through Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing.

The program which was established since 2008, aim to provide a cozy environment, bridging volunteers to inspire the children to have nterest to learn English through creative and fun activities such as singing of nursery rhymes, story telling and one-to-one reading mentoring.





Among the group of children, we have Rafiq and Siti who were our students in the MY Reading Program since 4 years ago. And they are leaving us as they will be relocated in United States soon. It was a heartwarming session as we bid farewell to them in the graduation ceremony, and this marked a new beginning for their future.


Thanks SAP Malaysia for playing an important part in this journey, as through Education, we bring HOPE to these children's LIVES.

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An Early Christmas Cheer by KFC for the Rural Community in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

26 November 2016, KFC & Pizza Hut Sharing Moments at Kota Kinabalu

Since opening its chapters in Pulau Banding and Kg. Bukit Sapi in Perak and Kg. Belihoi in Negeri Sembilan, Kampung Mambong and Kambug in Kuching, KFC Sharing Moments is now reaching out to the rural community in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

More than hundreds of children and their families from impoverished communities in the city were treated to early Christmas cheer recently, courtesy of popular fast food restaurant chain KFC.

In a collaboration with HOPE worldwide Malaysia, a non-profit, non-religious, charity organisation based in Kuala Lumpur, KFC brought joy to their world and left smiles on the faces of children from slum areas in Inanam Laut and Lok Poring.

The children and their family members came out in numbers to receive not only KFC fried but also groceries worth RM150 per family, sponsored by KFC.

HOPE worldwide Malaysia country director Darick Wong said the goodies were distributed to 30 families with the help of volunteers from Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu.

The groceries consisted of basic essentials: rice, Milo, cooking oil, biscuits, dried noodles, sardine, milk powder, condensed milk and tooth paste.

Lee Whye Leng, a volunteer who facilitated the distribution, said the grinding poverty and a lack of basic amenities at the poorest neighbourhoods is an eye opener.

"The experience was a shock to the senses, such as the very poor sanitary conditions including makeshift latrines emptying into the river.

"But in spite of their situation, they were quite happy to have us there and it was the highlight of their day to have outsiders come and visit them," said Lee, who organised fun games for the slum kids.

During the visit, the volunteers were invited inside the house of slum resident Andrew Stephen in Inanam Laut, where he had been staying there for 30 years.

A native from Ranau, Andrew earns the minimum wage of RM800 a month and lives in a shanty wooden house with his wife and two children.

Depending on the time of day, the cramped space is transformed into a kitchen, living room or bedroom.

"I hope that one day the authorities will bring in electricity and light our communities, we had to rely on candles at night," he said.

In Lok Poring, the people were delighted to receive a water tank as part of the project by KFC and HOPE worldwide Malaysia.

Wong said the water tank will help to ensure better continuity of water supply for the community, while reducing the risk of water-related diseases caused by intermittent water supply systems.

"The storage tank will help to address daily requirements; it is difficult for slum-dwellers to store more water to meet their requirement," he said.

They do not have access to piped water supply and had to rely on water from a nearby stream.

Mohamad Karim, 50, was surprised that anyone from outside would bother to ensure that they have proper water availability.

"We have been living in squalor and isolation from the rest of society, outsiders don't come here at all.

"Our only crime is being poor and destitute, but that crime is enough to merit our isolation.

"With no education for the children, illiteracy is passed down through the generations and the cycle of poverty continues," said Mohamad, who earns minimum wage working in a nearby fertiliser plant to make meager ends meet.






Article and Photos taken by Journalist, Fernando Fong, who is also a volunteer of HOPE worldwide Malaysia

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Lear Corporation Volunteers as Teachers of the Day at MY Reading Program

05 November 2016, Lear Corporation Volunteers in MY Reading Program

Total of 14 volunteers from Lear Corporation spent a meaningful afternoon as Teachers of the Day for the children in MY Reading Program and Creative Art Program. The volunteers had a great time teaching the kids in Reading Program through Phonics and Wrting Exercises. End of the program, some of the kids took the opportunity to read out loud in front of everyone! It was excited to see some of the children have progressed so well in MY Reading Program, from used to be very timid, and right now they are confident and proud to read in front of everyone!

Among the 14 volunteer staffs, some of them travelled from Lear Corporation's Office in Tanjung Malim. We would like to express our gratitude for their commitment and dedication in this CSR Project! This is indeed our first CSR Collaboration with Lear Corporation, and we look forward for more opportunities in the future!





Once again, thanks to all fellow Lear Corporation Volunteers! You have brighten up the day for the Children in Reading & Creative Art Programs.

For more event photos, check them out on our Facebook page by clicking into: Lear Corporation Volunteers in MY Reading Program

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Official Launch of Dow Chemical STEM Robotic Class for the Underprivileged Youths

05 November 2016, Official Launch of STEM Robotic Class with Dow Chemical

Shaping a new future for our Youths with Dow Chemical is a great excitement indeed! Thanks to Dow Chemical for making the STEM Robotic Class a reality! Last Saturday, we launch the Dow Chemical STEM Robotic Class together with 10 youths who were selected to be trained in this program at our centre.

This collaboration will provide weekly Robotic Class under the STEM Education System (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) to underprivileged youth in Sentul. Our aim is to expose these youth with Robotic Technology using LEGO Mindstorm Series to bridge the current digital divide, so that they can have a chance to learn engineering system and programing coding. This will enable these youths to have a change to bridge the current digital divide gab, hopefully helping some of these youth to have the interest to pursue education/career in technology environment and perhaps being an entrepreneur in Robotic education.




Thanks to Dow Chemical for your dedication in CSR Collaboration with us since 2013. Besides the Robotic Class, Dow Chemical used to volunteer and sponsor the School Sponsorship Program that benefits more than 100 students from the low income families.

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