BRINGING COLOURS INTO SMLC TUITION CENTRE

OCTOBER 2018

On Saturday 13 October 2018, a group of staff arrived at Selayang Mulia Low Cost (SMLC) early in the morning ready to give the tuition centre a makeover. The centre is being utilised in the evenings by school-going children living in SMLC for extra lessons to assist with their examinations. Staff had volunteered to spruce up the centre with colours to give them a more vibrant and cheerful environment.

In preparation for painting, triangular patterns were created on the walls with tapes. Before…

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“LET’S LIGHT UP THE DARKNESS TOGETHER!” WITH MMHA

OCTOBER 2018

Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA) celebrated their 50th Anniversary this year. To mark the significant year, the 2018 Mind Run & Carnival was organised in conjunction with World Mental Health Day on Saturday 6 October 2018. The run was held at night as a representation of the darkness surrounding mental illness. Runners wore neon coloured t-shirts and received glow bands at checkpoints as a metaphor of bringing light to the topic of mental…

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REPLACEMENT OF EQUIPMENT FOR PDK

JULY 2018

Persatuan Dialysis Kurnia Petaling Jaya or PDK has been operating since 2008 and is supported by a dedicated team of staff consisting of nurses, nursing aides, administrative and general personnel. The centre is equipped with 14 units of haemodialysis machines and supporting facilities like the reverse osmosis water treatment plant and automatic dialyzer reprocessors. These equipment are currently catering to 72 patients.

In 2018, PDK had to replace two type of equipment that complement the hemodialysis mac…

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EMPOWERING YOUNG WOMEN WITH YWCA VTOC

MAY 2018

YWCA Vocational Training Opportunity Centre (YWCA VTOC) was established in September 1998 to serve the needs of young women from economically disadvantaged segments of the society irrespective of race, religion and cultural differences.

This year, SPB supports five young trainees selected by the YWCA VTOC from the Culinary and Bakery course. These trainees aged between 16 and 20 years old travelled from various states…

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EARLY EDUCATION FOR THE YOUNG ONES AT SMLC

JANUARY 2018

After initiating the tuition centre, SPB embarked on a new project with Selayang Mulia Low Cost (SMLC) which is the kindergarten. The kindergarten started with a reading class for 20 students from five to six years old. It was then officially opened in January 2018 with over 30 students.

Nature-loving Cikgu Anita was keen to start an edible garden which she eventually did with the help of her young students. They grew fruits and vegetables next to the kindergarten…

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OUR NEW PARTNER, TEACH FOR MALAYSIA

JANUARY 2018

SPB forged a partnership this year with a new beneficiary, Teach for Malaysia (TFM). The non-profit organisation was established in 2009 with the objective to end education inequity in Malaysian, helping children in high-need schools realise their potential. TFM is part of the global network, Teach for All, which aims to expand educational opportunities around the world.

SPB joins forces with TFM to empower children to learn and be the change that they want to see. In the future, they will lead and inspire their own communities. Through this partnership, SPB…

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SUPPORTING THE RIGHTS, SAFETY AND WELLBEING OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE WITH WAO

JANUARY 2018

In January 2018, our partnership with Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) was renewed. This time, SPB lends a hand to the Social Work Department. In the previous years, SPB supported the Child Care Centre for a total of three years impacting the lives of 63 children.

With the new collaboration, SPB will support a team of six Social Workers who advocate…

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SMLC TUITION CENTRE IN FULL SWING

DECEMBER 2017

In 2016, SPB set up two units of tuition centre for school-going children aged between 10 and 16 years old living in Selayang Mulia Low Cost (SMLC). The centre started with two teachers and 37 students in preparation for UPSR, PT3 and SPM examinations.

In 2017, the tuition centres were operating in full swing with workshops every evening in August and September during the examination season. It is not just all work and no play for the young ones. They celebrated Chinese New Year and Hari Raya with lots of goodies.

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‘TINA’S JOURNEY’, A WAO BOOK LAUNCH

DECEMBER 2017

For two years, author Bernice Chauly conducts creative writing workshops with domestic violence survivors at the shelter of Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO). The survivors are turning their pain into poetry. They are finding hope, healing, and their voices.

On 9 December 2017, WAO launched “Tina’s Journey: a collection of words and poetry by survivors of domestic violence” at RUANG by Think City in Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with the worldwide 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign.

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MMHA’S 1ST FOOD AND FUN FAIR

OCTOBER 2017

Celebrating World Mental Health Day this year, Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA) organised its first Food and Fun Fair to promote mental health and to raise more funds for their activities. The fair took place at SRJK (C) Puay Chai 1 in SS2 which welcomed hundreds of visitors during its opening hours.

From homemade cookies and Char Kuey Teow to coffee and ice cream, there were long queues at every food truck. Visitors were spoilt for choice. Young children and those young at heart…

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TADIKA FATIMA IS 55!

OCTOBER 2017

On 9 September, SPB had the opportunity to celebrate Tadika Fatima’s 55th Anniversary together with their students, supporters and the Assunta Alumni at the Assunta Secondary School in Petaling Jaya. The afternoon started with an opening speech by Sister Letitsia Yang who leads the team at Tadika Fatima. Sister Letitsia’s passion in helping disadvantaged individuals especially children started way back when she was teaching in the 50’s.

The highlight of the party was the children’s performances and they were wonderful…

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WAO BRINGS AWARENESS AND HOPE THROUGH ART

MARCH 2017

Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) launched ‘Harapan Sentiasa Ada’ an art exhibit at Masjid Jamek LRT station, on display from March to mid-May 2017. The art exhibit featured artwork by domestic violence survivors, their quotes and illustrations of TINA (Think I Need Aid). TINA is WAO’s SMS/WhatsApp help service conceptualised as a person survivors can talk to.

The art exhibit was sponsored by SPB and supported by Think City, as part of the Arts on the…

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