Articles by Challenges team

Paediatric Play Space

Children & Hospital’s Play Area: Between Two Countries   By Nur Aimi Aqilah binti Abd Manan and Nur Sabrina binti Md Amin, Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya Are hospitals all over the world making playrooms and playgrounds with children’s needs in their minds? Well, almost all hospitals have playrooms or playgrounds for the children visiting or staying in the hospital to enjoy themselves in the otherwise bleak hospital. However, normal functioning children might enjoy themselves playing around in the designated area but for children with special needs, does the play area cater to … Continued


VISHA & MOM   “The bond between mothers and their children is one defined by love. As a mother’s prayers for their children are unending, so are the wisdom, grace and strength they provide to their children.” –  President George W. Bush   Challenges Media caught up with Vishalatchi Arunagiri (Visha as her mum would fondly call her) as she was more than eager to be interviewed after a long procrastination.  Joy P. met up with Visha together with her mum, Mala Davi who had  returned to Malaysia recently.   Visha was confident and very frank in her sharing with … Continued

Challenges Buddy College Project 1 English Drama, April 2018

Reflections on Challenges Buddy College Programme is a series of self evaluation and sharing by the youth who participated in disability advocacy activities with Challenges Foundation. In this compilation, we share the thoughts of three youth namely Aimi Aqilah, Sabrina Amin and Nadhrah Athirah binti Johan,  who  participated in a social engagement project under Challenges Foundation in April 2018.   My Reflections By Aimi Aqilah, 20 The night before the first session with the special students of SMK Bandar Sunway was nerve-wrecking. I was so nervous to meet the students mainly because it was the first ever session with them, Therefore, … Continued

The Official Media Launch of ‘Moodigo’

Pfizer Malaysia & Partners Launch Smart Mobile App for Mental Health & Mental Health Awareness Campaign   By Dhivyan Silvaraj   Pfizer Malaysia and partners recently launched an app ‘Moodigo’   – A new smartphone app that heralds an innovative way for Malaysians to monitor their mental health. The mobile app launch coincided with the unveiling of “#EVERYBODY IS AT RISK” – a 2018 Community Awareness Campaign on Mental Health led by Pfizer Malaysia, in collaboration with Malaysia Psychiatric Association (MPA) & Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA).   On 18th of April 2018, along with the Mental Health Awareness Campaign 2018, … Continued

LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort celebrates LEGO Star Wars Days 2018

    By Dhivyan Silvaraj   LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort celebrates LEGO® Star Wars™ Days 2018 with a media preview at its Stars War Miniland recently. The Star Wars™ days is an annual event at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort  Star Wars Miniland Model Display which is the only one of its kind in Asia.   One of the attractions this year is the biggest and largest Lego Star Wars Speed Build Challenge in Asia. The daily winners of the Speed Build challenge will win limited edition LEGO Star Wars products and they will stand a chance of winning the highly-coveted LEGO Star Wars … Continued


By Dhivyan Silvaraj   Kuala Lumpur 6 April, 2018:  Servier (Malaysia)  launched new probiotic drug with a media preview  ahead of the World Digestive Health Day on 29th May 2018. The event served as a timely reminder to Malaysians on the importance of maintaining digestive health with the use of effective probiotics. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 1.8 million people die every year due to diarrhea-related diseases, out of which 90% are children who are less than five years of age.   The event kicked  off with a speech by Dr. Alan Wong, the Product Manager of  Servier (Malaysia). Associate Professor Dr. Raja Affendi Raja Ali, Consultant Physician … Continued