Yayasan WWRC and HOPE worldwide Malaysia

Yayasan WWRC and HOPE worldwide Malaysia
Yayasan WWRC reaching out Orang Asli Community at Kg. Jerum Lesung

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 www.vaseline.com.my/healingproject.

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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