MY Reading Program with DHL Volunteers

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

9 Single Mothers felt appreciated and valued by Mary Kay's Volunteers

09 August 2017, Mary Kay "Pink Changing Lives" Single Mother Head-To-Toe Makeover

Stepping into the 8th year as a CSR Partner, this year, Mary Kay Malaysia decided to give a Head-To-Toe Makeover for 9 Single Mothers.

These Single Parent strive above difficulties and hardships to raise their children. Despite the limitations and challenges, they have never back down. So we decided to give a Day of Pampering and Relaxation to encourage these mothers. Ultimately, we want to make these mothers to feel being Loved, Appreciated and Valued.

Madam Christina, one of the mothers who was diagnosed with breast cancer early this year is undergoing Chemotherapy now. She was so happy for being invited to this makeover session. Due to the chemotherapy, she lost all her hair. "Thanks for making me feeling beautiful again!" said Christina with much gratitude.

To raise a family, as a Single parent, the burden is excruciatingly heavy. Often time, these mothers have to sacrifice their needs and wishes for their children. They worked so hard night and day, some of them even took up two jobs in a day.

Thanks to Mary Kay for your thoughtfulness in organizing this makeover session. Besides, Mary Kay Malaysia also pledge a donation of RM 30,000.00 to us through the Pink Changing Lives CSR Campaign, as to sustain the implementation of our community programs in three core areas - Health, Food and Education.

We have specially made a video to record the wonderful moments of the makeover session, nd you may check out the video on our YouTube Channel by clicking HERE.

For more event photos, check them out on our Facebook page by clicking into Mary Kay Single Mothers Head-to-Toe Makeover 2017

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Orang Asli in Desa Ria Share Groceries and KFC Meals with other needy communities

22 July 2017, KFC Sharing Moments at Kampung Desa Ria, Gerik

You don't need to have plenty to share with others, just a heart full of grace, and you might be the richest person in the world.

This was what we witnessed during our quarterly Orang Asli Outreach recent trip to Kampung Desa Ria, the families who used to receive the groceries and KFC Meals through the KFC Sharing Moments Program sponsored and funded by KFC Add Hope Malaysia, invited another 78 families from their neighboring villages to come and share their groceries.

These 78 families are from Kg. Syah, Sungai Tebang, Sungai Rengat, Sungai Raba, Sungai Chuweh, Sungai Chiong, Semelor, Air Banun and Pengkalan Permai. All these places are located quite far away and it took hours for these families to travel to Desa Ria to collect the groceries and basic necessities sponsored by Add Hope Malaysia.

We would like to thank KFC and Add Hope Malaysia for your generosity and continuous support in helping us to reaching out to more rural communities who are deprived from food and basic necessities.

Our gratitude also goes to MPS Penang who helped us in organizing the medical team to provide medication and health check for the families and children.

Thanks to all faithful volunteers who were there to make this Orang Asli Outreach Program a fruitful and memorable one!

For more event photos, check them out at our Facebook page by clicking into: KFC Sharing Moments at Desa Ria Orang Asli Village on 22 July 2017

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Youth and Campus Volunteers Bring Passion and Joy from Taiwan

19 July 2017, Tian Yi Corporation Volunteerism Day with HOPE worldwide Malaysia

A Group of 13 youth volunteers from 9 different high schools and universities in Taiwan flew all the way to Malaysia, to spend a Day of Volunteerism with us!

We kicked start the day with the inspiring Community & Volunteerism Talk for the volunteers to get motivation and inspiration from the life changing videos of our beneficiaries, and most importantly, to let the fellow volunteers to have a better understanding about the community we are helping, and the social issues we are tackling. We also get to share the community programs our colleagues in HOPE worldwide Taiwan are doing both in Taiwan and Cambodia.

It was a fruitful session as we also exchange a lot of ideas during the Q&A session by the end of the talk. These 13 youths and campus students are also championing their own volunteerism and community projects in their own schools. Some of these youths are as young as 15 years old. We are so privilege to listen and learning from them about innovation and sustainability.

After the talk, we depart to our Sentul Free Clinic of HOPE to begin our spring cleaning activities. We were so grateful for these passionate and energetic bunch of volunteers who gave a new breath and environment for our Free Clinic after the spring cleaning.

In the afternoon, we have 12 kids from our community who came to our centre after their school. The volunteers had lunch together with these kids before we began our Card Coloring Activity. Although the volunteers and kids have language barrier, but what kept them connected was the smile from the volunteers' faces for the kids. Right after the Ice-Breaking Session, we had the kids and volunteers assigned into groups of 2 or 3 persons, as both kids and volunteers are going to make cards for one another. It was encouraging to see some of the kids trying to strike conversation with the volunteers hence our facilitator was there to translate for both kids and volunteers. It was a heartwarming session as both volunteers and kids complete making their cards and present to one another.

Hence it is so true that you don't need to know a lot of knowledge nor languages to connect with different people. You just need a heart full of love and joy. Thanks to the fellow volunteers and staff from Tian Yi Corporation for inspired us with your passion and joy! Keep up your good works in Taiwan to bring greater impact for your nation. Hope to see you all again!

For more event photos, check them out at our Facebook page by clicking into: 2017 Taiwan Youth ans Campus Volunteers Volunteerism Day

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

INTI International College KL Volunteers at HOPE worldwide Malaysia

15 July 2017, INTI International College KL volunteers at Food Distribution, Creative Art & Reading Program

It was a heartwarming weekend to have more than 20 volunteers from INTI International College KL last weekend to volunteer in 3 programs - Food Distribution Program, MY Reading Program & Creative Art Program.

We kick start the day with a warm welcome at our centre, then we assign the volunteers to the respective programs.

We want to take this opportunity to thank IKEA Malaysia for sponsoring the IKEA blue carrier bags for the usage of our beneficiaries to carry their groceries and most importantly, the objective is to reduce the usage of plastic bags, to cultivate a sustainable living among our community in Sentul.

Thanks to all fellow volunteers who gave their time and heart in volunteering both programs. We hope to work with you all again in the near future!

For more event photos, check them out on our Facebook page by clicking into: INTI International College Volunteerism Day 2017

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Robotics Youths to First Lego League Malaysia 2017

15 July 2017, Youths to First Lego League (FLL) Malaysia 2017 

Since our STEM Robotics Education Program established in November 2016, our 10 youths who have completed the 1st Phase syllabus, were so privileged to be invited to one of the 3-Day First Lego League (FLL) Malaysia 2017, to gain some exposure by interacting with the Robotics Team Participants and as well watching their robotics competition projects.

Thanks to The Dow Chemical Company for your sponsorship and continuous support that enable us to bring our youths to farther distance to achieve more than what we could imagine


For more event photos, check them out at our Facebook page by clicking into: Youths to First Lego League (FLL) Malaysia 2017

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Vaseline Brings Healing to Rural Community in Sabah

10 June 2017, The Vaseline Healing Project at Inanam Laut, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Thanks to Vaseline's The Vaseline Healing Project that enables us to bring the immense impact of healing to the children who have skin infections at Inanam Laut of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah last Saturday.

Some of these kids have had the skin problems for a long time but without a solution. Thanks to Vaseline for not only bringing the healing but the indescribable hope and joy for these children.

Now you can pkay your part by supporting Vaseline and HOPE worldwide Malaysia to this immense healing to communities around Malaysia. With every purchase of any Vaseline product, RM 1.00 will be channeled to The Vaseline Healing Project. From now on till 31 August 2017. Healing needs action, be quick before the campaign ends! Healing need to be shared, spread the words to your friends and families too. 

For more event photos, check them out at our Facebook page by clicking into: The Vaseline Healing Project in Sabah

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Allegis Group and their Sales Force Team contribute for a Good Cause

09 June 2017, Allegis Group Annual General Sales Meeting "CSR Session" at Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Last Friday, during their Annual General Sales Meeting with their delegates and sales force from all around the world, Allegis Group came out with a thoughtful plan to dedicate a CSR Session to contribute back to a local NGO- HOPE worldwide Malaysia. By doing this, Allegis Group gathered all their delegates and sales force teams, to pack 100 sets of groceries & household items for our 100 beneficial families and also 60 sets of stationery items for the children in MY Reading Program at Shangri-La Hotel Grand Ballroom.

Thanks to Allegis Group for sponsoring the 100 packets of groceries and as well the 60 sets of stationery for our community in Sentul.

It was an excitement to meet these group of energetic and enthusiastic sales persons during the CSR Session. As to make the CSR Session a more exciting session, Allegis Group made it as a competition for each team - which team is the fastest in completing the packing of groceries & stationery set shall be the winning team. There are total 4 teams and each was required to pack 25 complete sets of groceries bag and 15 complete sets of stationery bags.

Our gratitude goes to every coordinator who organize this event, and we hope that we could continue to work together to create greater social impact for our community be in locally or globally in the future! Thank you Allegis!

For more event photos, check them out at our Facebook page by clicking into: Allegis Group Impact 17

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

HOPE worldwide Malaysia on board with The Vaseline Healing Project

07 June 2017, Media Launching of The Vaseline Healing Project (Malaysia Chapter) at the Yellow Apron

HOPE worldwide Malaysia is proud to be on board with Vaseline on "The Vaseline Healing Project" which is a Global CSR initiative, partnering with Direct Relief, its Global Mission is to heal the skin of 5 million people by 2020, by providing dermatological care to those affected by adverse living conditions and recovering from emergency situations.

The Vaseline Healing Project, for the first time in Malaysia. Partnering locally with prominent volunteer relief organisation HOPE worldwide Malaysia, the initiative is aimed at helping underprivileged and vulnerable communities who live in poverty, and victims of emergency situations in Malaysia, to regain healthy skin.

“HOPE worldwide Malaysia is very glad to be a partner for The Vaseline Healing Project, an amazing program where we can bring dermatological care to those in need; from the urban poor community to Orang Asli villages, and the underserved community in East Malaysia. This healing of a thousand miles from Vaseline will help bring much required improvements in skin care to many families in need,“ said Darick Wong, Country Director of HOPE worldwide Malaysia.

Since our organization's establishment in 2000, HOPE worldwide Malaysia has been bringing medical aid to urban poor community and as well the Orang Asli community through the Sentul Free Clinic of HOPE & Free Mobile Clinic. Skin infection is one of the common ailing among those who lived in poverty. Lacking of clean water and hygiene condition of the living environment are one of the main causes. It directly affected the community day to day life especially for the children. Skin infection seems not a life-threatening disease but it greatly affected a person's self-confidence and appearance.

The Vaseline Healing Project in Malaysia will support HOPE worldwide Malaysia’s Medical Program, a service for underprivileged and vulnerable communities that not only provides them access to basic healthcare, but also education about sanitation and hygiene. Vaseline is also encouraging its consumers to be a part of this initiative by providing a platform for them to help through the Vaseline Healing Project:

Now is your part to a make a difference: From 1st June – 31st July, 2017, consumers are able to donate to the Vaseline Healing Project in Malaysia by purchasing any Vaseline product. With every purchase of a Vaseline product, RM1.00 will be donated to the Vaseline Healing Project.

Together let us pass the healing all around the globe for the poor and needy.

For more event photos, check them out at our Facebook page by clicking into: The Vaseline Healing Project

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Dow Chemical STEM Robotics Education Program Changes Lives of 10 Youths

22 May 2017, Dow Chemical STEM Robotics Education Program Phase 1 Graduation at Le Meridian Kuala Lumpur

Yesterday we witnessed 10 youths, graduating their First Phase of Robotics Education Program sponsored by Dow Chemical!

It has been an exciting journey with these 10 youths since we commenced our STEM Robotics Education Program with Dow Chemical since November 2016. We witnessed the life changing process of these 10 youths. From being uncertain during the learning process in the beginning till seeing their passion growing through breaking through and overcoming the learning obstacles, we see them beaming with joy when they finally got their programming format worked for their first robotic assembly.

To learn Robotics should be something almost impossible for these youths to obtain as the learning cost is high. But thanks to Dow Chemical who sees the potential in them. Indeed, these 10 youths discovered their true potential through the Robotics Education Program for the past 6 months. Not only they obtain precious knowledge such as basic programming skills, most importantly, they have gained self-confidence, self-esteem and dignity. They see themselves differently as they begin to have dreams to become Future Leaders.

Through breaking through the learning obstacles, Robotics Education Program helped these youths to be solution-focused and it helped them to obtained problem solving skills which are practical for their future too. Not only that, throughout these 6 months, these youths are required to worked together as a team to solve a programming problem and build a robot. They learned to accept and respect one another, be united and how to work the best as a Team.

We have finally accomplished the Phase 1 Robotics Education Program (the first 6 months), and now we are prepared for more, as one of the 10 youths, Alif, who is our top performer in the Phase 1 Robotics Class, shall be the Facilitator for the next 6 months to train another batch of youths to accomplish the Phase 1 Robotics Education Program Module.

And what more? We are so excited as Dow Chemical would like to continue in supporting the Robotics Education Program by donating a total of RM 73,567.62 to us! We foresee that we are going to anticipate more exciting journeys in the future!

For more event photos, check them out at our Facebook page by clicking into: Dow Chemical Phase 1 Robotics Education Program Graduation

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

KFC Sharing Moments with Community in SK Kambug

13 May 2017, KFC "Sharing Moments" at Kg. Kambug

Last Saturday, it was our great honor to have Mr. Merrill Pereyra, CEO of QSR Brands, Mr. Loh Yu Foh, Senior GM of KFC East Malaysia, Ms. Sharifah Musainah, General Manager of Human Resoures, together with 47 volunteers from Swinburne University and Rogue Squadron Bikers Club, reaching out to the families and students at SK Kambug.

This is the 2nd consecutive year KFC Sharing Moments Program, bringing food aid and joy for these families and children, which it becomes a motivation for these kids to continue to do well in their schools and as well to ease the financial burdens of the families.

Upon arrival, we received a heartwarming welcome dance performance by the students. During the program, we were also entertained by the kids performing upbeat Zumba Fitness Dance.

Besides distributing groceries, Mr. Merrill Pereyra, Ms. Sharifah, Mr. Loh alongside with the volunteers served the families and children with sumptuous KFC meals. The volunteers also went around to serve the people seated across the long tables and benches.

Thanks to KFC for your generous support for all these years which we are able to reach out to total 7 villages in 4 states namely Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Sarawak and Sabah since 2015. And we look forward for more "Sharing Moments" Journeys with KFC!

Our credits also go to Swinburne Charity Cruisers Club (SCCC) for the tremendous support and participation for each and every volunteerism program. Thanks to Rogue Squadron Bikers Club for your dedication and hardwork too!

For more event photos, check them out at our Facebook page by clicking into: KFC Sharing Moments with SK Kambug

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Allianz Charity Day "Superbowl with Future Heroes"

13 May 2017, Allianz Charity Day "Superbowl with Future Heroes" at Bukit Jalil Golf & Country Resort

In conjunction with Allianz Charity Day, CSK Advisory Sdn Bhd as one of the leading Agencies of Allianz Insurance organized a very special bowling competition and invited the children from HOPE worldwide Malaysia to participate.

The Bowling Competition was held at Bukit Jalil Golf & Country Resort, and more than 20 volunteers who are the Allianz policy holders and advisers. The volunteers played the role as Captains of the teams to coach the children and youths during the Bowling Competition. There were 33 children and youth as young as 6 years old to 14 years old being invited to the event.

It was truly an exciting day for our children and youths as almost all of them were first tie playing bowling. We can see the excitements from their eyes. After a warm up exercise dance led by the volunteers, the competition began.

The volunteers and the children were divided into 6 teams. In the beginning, the children were still learning to play. Through the patient guidance given by the volunteers, the children started to get familiarize with the games, eventually became very competitive among the teams. Through this competition,  we discovered the potential bowling players and also cultivated a new hobby among our children & youths! Not only that, we also see a lot of youths who helped their younger team members during the games. Thanks to all volunteers for being the inspiration and great examples for our youths. The children and youths also learned about the importance of teamwork and leadership.

The event ended with an award presentation to each and every team. We were very grateful for GSK Advisory Sdn Bhd for your thoughtfulness and generosity in organizing this event.

For more event photos, check them out at our Facebook page by clicking into Allianz Charity Day Superbowl with Future Heroes

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