MY Reading Program with DHL Volunteers

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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Friday, April 28, 2017

Viacom "Viacommunity Day" Spreads Love to 30 Children

28 April 2017, "Viacommunity Day" at Centre of HOPE worldwide Kuala Lumpur

Thanks to the staff volunteers from Viacom International Media Networks (M) Sdn Bhd who dedicated their 2-hour in reaching out to 30 children from our beneficial families last Friday afternoon at our centre through the MY Reading Program. We have had an enjoyable time as we have great time learning vocabulary about Animals throughout the session!

Our appreciation goes to Tania, Tina & Cheryl who have chosen to work with us for this meaningful and memorable CSR initiative - Viacommunity Day. As besides contributing their time, they also brought nutritious food like corn flakes, wholewheat biscuits as breakfast pack for the children, for them to always stay energized for school in the morning. By the end of the session, the children got a KFC Snack Treat from them too!

Thanks Vicom for this opportunity and we look forward for more working opportunities in the future!

For more event photos, check them out at our Facebook page by clicking into: Viacommunity Day at HOPE worldwide Malaysia 

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur's volunteers teach kids about Energy Saving

25 March 2017, DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur Earth Hour Program 

It was our privilege to be invited by DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur to the Earth Hour program every year. This year, we appreciate the effort by the staff who organize this year's Earth Hour Program by conducting an Energy Saving talk for the kids to help them understand the objective of Earth Hour and what is our role in protecting our earth and environment.

The kids' favorite was the Torch Light making session. The torch light is made with the recycled bottle by connecting a light bulb to a battery. Thanks to all the volunteer staff for being patient in guiding our kids. After making the torch light, that's where we had the official Earth Hour as we switch off the light for an hour and all the kids light up their torch lights.

Thanks to DoubleTree by Hilton KL for hosting us a dinner treat at Makan Kitchen.

Thanks to DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur and the CARE Committee members for your hospitality and thoughtfulness that gave our kids a memorable Earth Hour Program.

For more event photos, kindly log on to our Facebook page: DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur Earth Hour 2017

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Ajinomoto Malaysia "Hope of Life with Culinary Arts" Graduation Ceremony

24 March 2017, Ajinomoto Malaysia "Hope of Life with Culinary Arts" Graduation Ceremony

Since the program started in November last year, total 25 youths have been through a fruitful learning journey in "Hope of Life with Culinary Arts" Youth Living Skill Development sponsored by Ajinomoto Malaysia.

As a graduation for this 5-month's exciting learning journey, our 25 youths practiced what they had learned - baked cookies for sale as fundraising campaign for HOPE worldwide Malaysia. Thanks to our co-organizers of the event, Malaysian Institute of Baking and Junior Chamber International, our youths managed to sell their cookies at New Straits Time corporate office. In total, Ajinomoto Malaysia has raised a total RM 10,000.00 to us!

We would like to congratulate Ajinomoto Malaysia for your great effort in organizing the "Hope of Life Culinary Arts" Youth Living Skill Development Program which is an inspiring program that made a difference in these 25 youths' future. These youths came in empty-handed, but after 5 months, their lives are enriched and fulfilled with purposes and dreams.

We look forward for more collaborations in the future with Ajinomoto Malaysia!

For more event photos, check them out on our Facebook page by clicking into: Ajinomoto Malaysia Hope of Life with Culinary Arts Living Skill Development Program Finale

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Dow Chemical School Holidays Intensive Robotic Class

19 to 22 March 2017, Dow Chemical School Holidays Intenasive Robotic Class at Centre of HOPE worldwide

We seized the first 3-day of the 1-week School Holiday with 10 youths by organizing an Intensive Robotic Class, proudly sponsored by Dow Chemical. These youths could have been wandering off their school holidays but thanks to Dow Chemical for your generosity that enabled us to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills into these 10 youths from low income families through the series of Robotic lesson through the Lego Mindstorm materials.

These 10 youths are the new batch of students for the Robotic Class which we had completed the 1st semester with 10 youths. Some of these youths from the 1st semester came and assist our facilitator, Teacher Robert, to teach the newbies during the lessons.

It was a fruitful and memorable 3 days with these boys and we look forward to explore more opportunities to develop the skills and talents in our youths!

Check out our video which concluded the 3-Day Robotic Class on our YouTube Channel by clicking HERE

For more event photos, check them out on our Facebook page by clicking into: Dow Chemical School Holidays Intensive Robotic Class

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

HELP University Students Paint the Future for the 25 kids

18 March 2017, Activity Learning with 25 kids by HELP University Volunteers at Centre of HOPE worldwide

Kudos to the fellow volunteers from HELP University who organized drawing and coloring activities for our kids! The theme of the drawing and coloring activities was DREAM where the kids were encouraged to draw their Dreams - some of them drew Superheros, doctors and teachers. It was amazing to see how Creative Art could be a channel and platform for these kids to express themselves so effectively.

After that, the kids and volunteers had fun by playing Tic-Tac-Toe and eventually did hands printing to create a poster entitled "Paint your Future".

It was a fun-filled and memorable weekend especially for one of the kids, Nanthiny who celebrated her Birthday for the very first time with so many friends singing birthday song to her =)

Thanks to the volunteers who bought a cake for Nanthiny's 8th Birthday and thoughtfully prepare the goodies for every kid!

We have made a short video concluding the event and 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: HELP University Volunteers Coloring Activity with 25 Kids

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sukarna's Story - From Darkness to Light

For Sri Lankan refugee Sukarna, HOPE worldwide had given her a second chance to start anew. She had been afflicted by malnourishment and depression; her sunken eyes and skinny complexion were a sight of sorrow. Her problem was compounded by the fact that she is a refugee from Sri Lanka and could only speak Tamil.

In 2009, after enduring a civil war which devastated their homeland, tragedy hit Sukarna’s family as her husband was shot in the head. After being shot, he fell into a coma. Though he recovered a year later but continue to suffer from frequent convulsions as a result of the injury. He eventually succumbed to being paralyzed but regain consciousness after further treatments. "I spent all our savings for his treatments. I was very sad that he was bed-ridden nevertheless,” she said. Since her husband became paralyzed, she and her two daughters Sarukkah and Kuilini lost the protection of a husband and a father. That’s when she faced severe stigma and discrimination from the society and life was so unsafe for her and her daughters. Her husband helplessly urged her to leave the country together with the daughters to start a new life in Malaysia. With much sorrows, Sukarna bid farewell with her husband without knowing if there will be a chance to see him again.

She and her family came to Malaysia hoping to start a new life with the help from her uncle here, but her hopes were dashed as her uncle passed away due to heart attack two months after she arrived here. It was almost too cruel to contemplate, but it was not to be the end of the world for her.

Just when she needs all the help she can get, Sukarna found relief in the free clinic in Sentul, which provided her medication. She also signed up for the food distribution program by HOPE worldwide which helped her and her daughters to stave off hunger. And just to make sure she can overcome the trauma of losing the loved ones in her life, the clinic also referred her for to get counselling help from professionals.

Sukarna, now in better health and a more cheerful person, thanked HOPE worldwide for treating her with more than basic respect.

"I want to thank HOPE worldwide once again from the bottom of my heart for giving me and my daughters the incredible privilege of being served. I wish I was the one had fallen instead of my husband, so that we don’t have to run away from our homeland. But only God knows and everything happened for a reason,” she said.

The most immediate priority, once she's had some time to settle down, she said, is to work as a tailor once again. "I want to start making clothes again.

Hence, the story doesn't end here. Thanks to our volunteer, Mr. Jeyapalan who met Sukarna at our Sentul Free Clinic of HOPE. After hearing her story, without much hesitation, Mr. Jeya decided to contribute the cost of a new sewing machine for Sukarna so she can start a new life by having a job to earn a living, to rebuild her family.

On 16 March, we delivered the Sewing Machine to Sukarna's home. 

Now, Sukarna also wishes to see that her daughters are doing fine. "I want to see that they have what they need to face the road ahead,"” she said. She also hopes that one day they could reunite with her husband again.

Check out the video which concluded the above event on our YouTube Channel:

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