MY Reading Program with DHL Volunteers

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.

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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

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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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Saturday, March 11, 2017

KFC Sharing Moments 2017 at Kg. Belihoi, Mantin

11 March 2017, KFC Sharing Moments 2017 at Kg. Belihoi, Mantin (with volunteers from Lear Corporation)

KFC "Sharing Moments" marked a memorable Orang Asli Outreach last Saturday as we have 10 volunteers from Lear Automotive (M) Sdn Bhd who joined us. Thanks to KFC for your continuous support, we brought the KFC Meals and Groceries 30 families of the Orang Asli Settlement in Kg. Belihoi, Mantin.

We appreciate the volunteers from Lear Automotive (M) Sdn Bhd who helped out in the Food Distribution Program and also conducted a Story Telling Session and Reading Time with the children. Besides providing them food and basic necessities, we also equip the children with Reading knowledge, helping them to learn English through Reading and Story Telling.

Besides the Reading session, one of the volunteers provided haircut services to the children too. It was a fulfilling afternoon spent with the community in Kg. Belihoi!

Thanks to all fellow volunteers from Lear Automotive (M) Sdn Bhd and we look forward for more working opportunities together to create fulfilling CSR Values for your company in the future!

For more event photos, check them out at our Facebook page by clicking into: KFC Sharing Moments 2017 at Kg. Belihoi (with Volunteers from Lear Corporation)

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DoubleTree by Hilton KL Instilling Confidence to Single Mothers

11 March 2017, DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur's International Women's Week Single Mothers Outreach Program

In conjunction with International Women's Day, we are so privileged as 11 Single Mothers were invited to DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur to have a day of motivational talk, learning and pampering sessions.

We wanna thank DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur for your kind invitation, the thoughtfulness and efforts in organizing the program with the activities that have brighten up the day of these 11 Single Mothers. Be Bold for Change is the theme for this year's International Women's Day. Align with the theme, DoubleTree by Hilton invited two influential individuals and a company to inspire our Single Mothers.

Firstly we would like to thank Ms. Betty Yeoh, the Project Director of All Women's Action Society (AWAM) who delivered a motivational talk entitled "How to Move Forward". The talk conveyed a inspirational vision and assurance to all Single Mothers to believe in their strength and capability, continue fighting for the future of their own and their children. And we want to thank DSP Foo Chek Seng from Bukit Aman for conducting a beneficial talk entitled "Safety Awareness" for the mothers on how to stay alert and vigilant toward robbery cases.

After two motivational and beneficial talks, we have Mary Kay Beauty Consultants who volunteered their time to conduct a facial and pampering session for our mothers. All of the mothers who always on the run - work to earn a living, running errands for the children, taking care of the needs of the family, you name it! So they could hardly have time to think about their needs. Thanks to Mary Kay Beauty Consultant who granted a precious "ME" time for these mothers. Some of them even was the first time to apply Facial Mask, drawing eyeliner and mascara.

The program ended by a generous lunch treat by DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur at the renowned Makan Kitchen.

Once again, we want to thank DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur for drawing Happy Smiles on these Single Mothers' faces. You have indeed leave an impact in these mother lives, given them encouragement to move on in their lives!

Thanks to Mr. Axel, the General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur who presented flowers to our Single Mothers during the beginning of the session

We look forward for more exciting events with DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur in 2017!

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