BOLATHON Charity Fun Run and Masquerade Walk 2018

BOLATHON Charity Fun Run and Masquerade Walk 2018
Thanks to all who participated and joined our event!

Friday, August 3, 2018

HOPE worldwide Malaysia Blood Donation Campaign 2018

Give Blood Save Lives

You are cordially invited to this meaningful occasion to be a Blood Donor! 

  • Blood donation awareness is still low, with only 660,000 people or just 2.2 per cent of the entire Malaysian population donating blood last year. 
  • About 2,000 pints of blood is needed daily to treat 1,000 patients and a shortage of blood is expected to occur if there is no awareness to donate blood. 
Let us play our part to save the lives of many!

To echo the call for public to be Blood Donors, Sakae Sushi has a thoughtful treat for those who become a Blood Donor - a Chicken Teriyaki Don meal as an appreciation for your kind gesture. But the quantity is limited, therefore please send in your Name & Contact No to to reserve your Chicken Teriyaki Don and we shall see you at Global Business & Convention Centre on 23 September 2018!

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Vaseline Continues to Help Underserved Communities Regain Healthy Skin

28 July 2018, Vaseline Healing Project 2018/19 Official Launching with HOPE worldwide Malaysia

Vaseline and HOPE worldwide Malaysia are partnering for the second consecutive year to bring access to basic medical and dermatological care closer to underprivileged community through the Vaseline Healing Project.

The Vaseline Healing Project was created to bring dermatological and basic medical care to heal the skin health of five million people from vulnerable communities nationwide by 2020. For the second year in a row, Vaseline Malaysia is joining the global movement in collaboration with HOPE worldwide Malaysia to enable underserved communities nationwide to regain healthy skin.

The rising cost of living tops the list of concerns for nine out of 10 Malaysians.  The price hikes on goods and services such as food and housing, especially in urban areas, hit the poorer households the hardest as these are fundamental needs for their daily lives.  With so many basic concerns already at hand, skin health tend to be overlooked in these urban poor communities as medical fees can be expensive, let alone access to dermatological care. That said, skin health should not be overlooked, as skin issues can become a major health concern if left untreated due to limited access to quality care.

The Vaseline Healing Project kicked off in Malaysia for the first time last year, where Vaseline supported HOPE worldwide Malaysia’s medical programme that provides free access to basic healthcare as well as education about sanitation and hygiene. The first-year initiative impacted 2,016 people from underserved communities nationwide, contributing to Vaseline’s global ambition of healing the skin of 5 million people affected by poverty and emergencies.

The focus this year will be making access to basic medical and dermatological care closer to the underserved communities through several free mobile clinics presented by the Vaseline Healing Project. Targeted communities in the Sentul, Kuala Lumpur area, where HOPE worldwide Malaysia primarily serve, as well as underserved communities in major cities across the nation will be provided access to skin checks and skin health awareness talks in addition to medical counsel and other medical services such as blood glucose, BMI and blood pressure tests. In addition, Vaseline has pledged to donate RM150,000 in cash and RM50,000 worth of Vaseline products to support the year-long campaign.

Guan Lee, Head of Skincare and Deodorant Categories, Unilever (Malaysia) Holdings Sdn Bhd shares the inspiration behind the initiative: “Vaseline’s heritage of improving and restoring the skin health spans over a century across the globe. The Vaseline Healing Project furthers our commitment to sharing the restorative features, while also providing access to dermatological care for those in need.”

“We hope to close the skin health treatment gap and beyond; because with healthy skin, we can live life to the fullest. Our shared vision with HOPE worldwide Malaysia elevates our mission even further as we bring healing closer to the underserved communities this year and give them hope for a brighter future,” Guan added.

Darick Wong, Country Director of HOPE worldwide Malaysia echoed the sentiment, “Being a partner of the Vaseline Healing Project helps us serve our communities better as we provide them a more wholesome offering to improve their lives through dermatological care. This collaboration enables us to help the underserved communities to regain healthy skin, alongside our other initiatives. It’s amazing how good skin health can make a difference to one’s confidence to step into life, and we want to see more moments like this within our network across the country.”

Malaysians are invited to join in the effort to aid underserved communities in need of access to dermatological care. From now until 30 September 2018, with every purchase of a Vaseline product, RM1 will be donated to the Vaseline Healing Project.

Discovered in 1870, Vaseline Jelly is the original dry skin restorer. Utilising a unique dry skin restoring mechanism, Vaseline Jelly penetrates dry skin to create an intercellular occlusive layer deep within the affected skin and helps fill in intercellular lipids, the skin’s natural barrier to help lock in moisture.

For more information on the Vaseline Healing Project, visit

For more event photos, check them out on our Facebook by clicking into: Vaseline X HOPE worldwide Malaysia Healing Project 2018 and 2019

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29 Graduates from Robotics Education Program as Future Change Makers

28 July 2018, Dow Chemical STEAM Robotics Education Program Phase 1 & 2 Graduation Ceremony

While many are making effort in building a better future for our next generations, HOPE worldwide Malaysia is focusing on building the youths for the future. Thanks to Dow Chemical (Malaysia), youths in Sentul are now being bridged a step closer to realizing their dreams to pursue a career in IT and technology-related industries through the STEAM Robotics Education Program.

A Graduation Ceremony was held to celebrate the milestone of 29 youths, combination of junior and senior batches’ learners who completed their phase 1 & 2 learning syllabus in the Robotics Education Program. Through this graduation ceremony, HOPE worldwide Malaysia announced its collaboration with Micro Bit Malaysia, to instill the elements of Arts in the upcoming learning phases of the Robotics Education Program.

The STEAM Robotics Education Program was established since November 2016, fully funded by Dow Chemical (Malaysia), providing the platform for the youths from low income families and marginalized communities with the opportunity to design and build programmable robots using high quality motors, sensors, gears, wheels axles and other technical components, under the guidance of HOPE worldwide Malaysia, a poverty relief non-governmental organization (NGO).

HOPE worldwide Malaysia Country Director Darick Wong expressed his gratitude towards Dow Chemical for making this a dream come true for their youths, “We want to thank Dow Chemical for their continuous support in this CSR Collaboration. Because of this, many of our youths were transformed. They were not only being equipped with knowledge and skills, but their minds are not being broadened to seeing their future with a whole new perspective.”

Dow Chemical (Malaysia & Singapore) Country Manager, Mr. Paul Fong said in his opening speech, “The power of technology can save the world. In the future, machines can enhance human’s efforts to solve the world’s problems.” He continued by sharing the example of using machines as fire fighters to defend severe fire scenes to reduce casualties and damages. He encouraged the youths to work towards this direction, believing in themselves they too can make a difference for our nation.

A few youths were selected as representatives to deliver their speeches during the graduation ceremony.

“After attended the Robotics Class can help me learn more about how things work, it satisfies my curiosity. Through attending the Robotics Class, I learned to appreciate Teamwork because togetherness can achieve so much more. I love my team mates, we always work together to solve problems.” Sayansika, 14 years old.

“After I joined the Robotics class, I feel that I am empowered to be a Creative Thinker to come out own ideas to build something.” Azlan, 11 years old.

“I have learned the power of technology and this helped me to ponder on how we can able to build a robot to increase human’s productivity and as well saving lives of many.” Hassan, 16 years old.

“I hope that the Robotics Education Program will continue to provide opportunities for youths who are eager to learn and want to know about Robotics and its benefits for our daily lives so that we will not misuse the power of technology instead to use it to create a better future for our country.” Alif, 18 years old. Alif was among the first batch of learners when the program just started in November 2016. There and now, he is also one of the facilitators for the junior batch learners in the Robotics Education Program.

Moving on, the collaboration with Micro Bit will enhance the learning experience of our youths in the Robotics Education Program. The Micro Bit is an open source hardware ARM-based embedded system designed by the BBC for use in computer education in the UK. Now, the youth in Sentul will also have the privilege to obtain the knowledge from this amazing technology.

Paul Fong also presented a grant of USD17,000 (RM66,354.42) to HOPE worldwide Malaysia which will be utilised to run the programme in 2018 and 2019.

By the end of the Graduation Ceremony, the youths had a chance to exhibit their very own Robotics created by their ideas and creativity through the effort of team work. HOPE worldwide Malaysia Country Director Darick Wong said that the youths will be participating a Robotics in coming October with the hope to let these youths to gain more exposure and experience with other Robotics learners out there.

For more event photos, check them out at our Facebook page by clicking into: Dow Chemical STEAM Robotics Phase 1 and 2 Graduation 2018

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Carry on the Mission - Support Adidas X BOLATHON 2018 T-Shirt

Be Fast to Grab the Adidas X BOLATHON T-Shirt 
(with personalized name printing)!

With a Minimum Donation of RM60:
- ONE Adidas X BOLATHON T-Shirt worth RM130
- Personalized Name Printing 
- Tax Exemption Receipt

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

UOB Heartbeat Charity Walk/Run pledges Donation to 3 NGOs

08 July 2018, UOB Heartbeat Charity Walk/Run at Perdana Botanical Garden Kuala Lumpur

Our gratitude to be selected by UOB as one of the beneficiaries for their annual Heartbeat Charity Walk/Run. The staff and the extended families were invited to the Perdana Botanical Garden Kuala Lumpur, to have fun-filled day, joining the 5KM Walk or 10KM. Besides, we and our beneficial youths were invited to join the 5KM Walk.

We would like to congratulate the organizer's effort and thoughtfulness in organizing this event with lots of programs and surprises long the running route. At the end of the event, UOB's CEO, Mr. KC Wong presented a cheque donation amounting to RM 200,000.00 to three NGOs - HOPE worldwide Malaysia, Yayasan Sunbeams Home and Teach for Malaysia.

For more event photos, check them out at our Facebook page by clicking on: UOB Heartbeat Walk & Run 2018

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Sunday, June 24, 2018


24 June 2018, BOLATHON Charity Fun Run & Masquerade Walk at Malaysia Agro Exposition Park, Serdang (MAEPS)

On Sunday, June 24, HOPE worldwide hosted their 4th quadrennial BOLATHON Charity Fun Run & Masquerade Walk 2018 at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS). A total of 1,564 participants took part, raising money for a good cause. The funds raised enables under-privileged Malaysians to have access to education, health care, food and general well-being. In total, we have raised RM156,750.00!

Bangi Parliamentarian, YB Dr. Ong Kian Ming, who was the Event Officiator, expressed his gratitude towards HOPE worldwide Malaysia for the invitation to the once every four years BOLATHON charity event. At the same time, YB Dr. Ong also took part in the 10KM Fun Run.

"It was fantastic to see so many families and young people come out dressed in various costumes with different world cup themes

"It was also nice for me to be able to run with the other participants. I even managed to run below 50 minutes for a slightly under distance run (46 minutes for 9.3km),” he said.

Ong congratulated HOPE worldwide for the wonderful event and expressed hope that the organization will find more ways to partner with the new Malaysian government to create a more hopeful and better Malaysia.

The event was a success thanks to major sponsors Manforce Resources (M) Sdn Bhd, KESM Industries Bhd, Gintell, Adidas (Official Apparel Sponsor), One Living Sdn Bhd, Nefful International, Starbucks Malaysia, KFC, Mondelez International, Tiger Balm Malaysia, Luen Heng F&B Sdn Bhd, McDonald’s, Kenny Rogers Roasters, Krispy Kreme, Nestle, Beras+, Vico, Infinity Force (Official Fitness Partner), WK Lee Enterprise (Official Paramedics), Lucozade (Official Isotonic Drink), Moma Water (Official Drinking Water), MAEPS (Venue Sponsor) and supported by Music Rights Malaysia.

Besides the sponsors, HOPE worldwide received tremendous support from their corporate donors who sponsored their staff to participate in the charity fun run and masquerade walk such as Astro Kasih, Auto Bavaria BMW, CMA CGM Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Colas Rail Asia Sdn Bhd, DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, DS Innov Tech Malaysia, Hong Leong Bank, Kejuruteraan Asastera Berhad, NOL Global Services Centre Sdn Bhd, Sun Life Malaysia and OCBC Bank.

“It was another incredibly successful fundraiser,” said HOPE worldwide Malaysia’s Country Director Darick Wong.

“With this community, it’s 100 percent about raising money for the poor, and everybody has a great time in the process,” he said.

“We set a lofty fundraising goal, but we hit the mark, and that's amazing,” said HOPE worldwide Malaysia’s Chairman Burt Ong.

“Over the years, this event has grown into something special to look forward to every World Cup year,” he added.

Throughout the event, there was an array of football-themed costumes inspired by the on-going football World Cup in Russia.

The walk, which passes through MAEPS - was split into two categories, 3KM Masquerade Walk and 10KM Fun Run.

Participants received a welcome pack, Adidas tee shirt and finishing medal, and free fruit and water during the walk.

There was also a raffle in which lucky participants stand to win a 65-inch Samsung LED Smart TV worth RM 8,999.00 courtesy of consumer electronics appliances and lighting accessories store One Living Sdn Bhd, and a variety of other prizes. Besides, the Football Masquerade winner also bring home a Gintell DeVano Massage Sofa worth RM 6,400.00 and a Starbucks Hamper worth RM1,000.00.

We wanna thank our sponsors and working partners who have made this possible:
Apparel Sponsor: Adidas Malaysia
Venue Sponsor: Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS)
Online Ticketing:
Official Drinking Water: MOMAwater Malaysia
Official Isotonic Drink: Lucozade Malaysia
Official Paramedics: WK LEE Enterprise
Fitness Partner: Infinity Force
Official Photographer: Robin Ng Photography
Official Videographer: HVP PRODUCTION
Official Journalist: Fernando Fong
Supported by: Music Rights Malaysia

Event Sponsors:
One Living Sdn Bhd
Gintell Malaysia
Starbucks Malaysia
Manforce Group of Companies
KESM Test (M) Sdn Bhd
Nefful International
Tiger Balm Malaysia
Vico Malaysia
Mondelēz International
Kenny Rogers ROASTERS Malaysia
Krispy Kreme Malaysia
Nestlé Malaysia

Not forgetting the Corporate Companies who have sponsored their staff to participate in our event:
Astro Kasih
Auto Bavaria BMW
CMA CGM Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Colas Rail Asia Sdn Bhd
DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur
DS Innov Tech Malaysia
Hong Leong Bank
Kejuruteraan Asastera Berhad
NOL Global Services Centre Sdn Bhd
Sun Life Malaysia

For more event photos, check them out at our Facebook page by clicking to the below links:

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Children and Volunteers of HOPE worldwide at The Flying Solo event

Thanks for having us last Sunday! It was such a great privilege for our kids and volunteers to be invited to this event - Flying with Solo!

Our gratitude goes to FightSaber Malaysia - FSMY, Force Arts Stunt Team - FAST, Star Wars Malaysia Fan Club - SWMFC, Rebel Legion Malaysian Outpost, 501st Legion Malaysia Garrison and many more who organized this event!

One of the excitements for the kids was definitely the Light Saber training workshop! Followed by the real Light Saber performance and also the costume appearance were so fascinating!

On behalf of the kids, thanks for the goodies sponsored by Star Wars Malaysia Fan Club!

To all Star Wars Fans, catch the Movie - Solo: A Star Wars Story in the cinemas which will be released in Malaysia on 24 May!

For more event photos, check them out at our Facebook page by clicking into: HOPE worldwide Volunteers and Kids at Flying with Solo Event

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