Articles by Challenges team

Kumon National Instructors Summit

EARLY YEARS CRITICAL IN BUILDING CHILD’S POTENTIAL

No child is born genius or gifted but rather that the early years is crucial for both brain and learning development to discover limitless potential in children.   According to Kumon Malaysia, the pre-school years are the most important development stage where children will begin to learn and experience within the environment and eventually develop critical life skills.   Celebrating its 60th Anniversary, Kumon Malaysia held its annual National Instructors Summit on 26 July, 2018.  At an expert roundtable session themed, “Limitless Potential in Kids: Truths vs Myths” which saw industry captains such as Datuk Dr Chiam Heng Keng, Founding … Continued

Join us for a good cause and watch Tom Cruise in Action

Charity Movie Screening   Event Information:   Event Name: “Mission Impossible 6: FALLOUT” Date of Event: 28 July 20178(Saturday) Venue: GSC Nu Sentral Time: 2pm TICKET : RM 100.00 & above Call Malar on 017-5850 722 to get your tickets now! Payment can be made via the following: * Payment by bank transfer of RM 100.00 & above per ticket to CHALLENGES FOUNDATION Acc No: 86-0273921-5 (CIMB ISLAMIC) * By cash at Challenges Foundation office at Room 7, Level 1, Bangunan SECITA, 4A, Jalan SS5D/6, Kelana Jaya, 47301, Selangor     Secretariat Information: Challenges Foundation Address: Room 7, Level 1, … Continued

PPBM LAUNCHES RESOURCE CENTRE & CHILDREN’S HOUSE IN PJ

  Association of Registered Childcare Providers Malaysia (PPBM) launched its maiden showcase of the Resource Centre and Children’s Library at its Headquarters in Petaling Jaya on 11 July, 2018. The event was officiated by Masdiana Muhammad, wife of Selangor Chief Minister.    “The aim of PPBM Resource Centre is to provide relevant information and references regarding setting up of a child care centre, while the Children’s Library is aimed at cultivating reading habits in young children of 4 years old and below”, said PPBM President,  Norsheila Abdullah.   She added the initiative to optimise the  headquarters as a Resource Centre … Continued

Challenges Foundation Important Mission made possible through Mission: Impossible 6

  Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible franchise is akin to the fine wine of action series; it only gets better with age. It has been over two decades since we first saw Ethan Hunt drop down into the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, and each of the five Mission: Impossible films has brought something entirely new and endlessly exciting to the table.   On the 28th of July 2018, Challenges Foundation will be organising the Charity Movie Screening  of Mission: Impossible 6 to enable us to carry out our important mission of correcting inequalities towards a more inclusive society  through our disability  advocacy programmes..   … Continued

IPC President Andrew Parsons on Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand visit

IPC PRESIDENT VISIT TO SOUTH EAST ASIA

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Andrew Parsons has completed a 10-day visit of South East Asia during which he participated in SportAccord and met with National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) and International Federations (IFs) representatives, athletes and politicians from Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Between 15 and 20 April, Parsons attended SportAccord in Bangkok, Thailand, and took part in a panel discussion on the power of influence marketing. The other panel members were Jean-Marc Pailhol, Head of Global Market Management & Distribution at Allianz, International Surfing Association President Fernando Aguerre, and Troy Pugmire, Managing Director of Gramercy Global Media. Following SportAccord, Parsons … Continued

Goodbye GC2018

XXI Commonwealth Games sets record for number of medal-winning nations and territories Breadth of Commonwealth Sport grows as five countries win Commonwealth medals for first time ever Games praised as unprecedented platform for humanity, inclusion and social impact Gender-equal focus comes to a close with uplifting concert from female musical icons as baton handed to “Commonwealth City” of Birmingham The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President, Louise Martin CBE, this evening declared the success of XXI Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia proof of the Commonwealth Sports Movement’s fast-growing stature on the world stage. Terming Gold Coast 2018 “the Games … Continued

Gold Coast 2018 to deliver an inclusive Games

GC2018 is going for gold in its quest to deliver an inclusive Games and will proudly host the largest integrated Para-Sport program in Commonwealth Games history.   GC2018 will set a new Commonwealth Games record by hosting up to 300 para-athletes and 38 medal events across seven sports – an increase of 45 per cent more athletes and 73 per cent more medals compared to the para-sport competition staged at the last Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014. Further highlighting GC2018’s commitment to equality and inclusion, there will also be an equal number of men’s and women’s events across all … Continued

First Aid for Mental Health

          Everyone can help their loved ones if they notice they might have mental health issues with the Mental Health First Aid programme called  AEGE. This programme was headed by Betty Kitchner and Anthony Jorn. While this programme is not available in Malaysia yet, the Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA) runs a two day intensive course on understanding mental illness which provides knowledge to equip first aiders of mental health to carry out their roles. However, it is important to note that the first aid programme is not to help one diagnose or treat mental illness, rather it is … Continued

Celebrating World Rare Disease Day 2018

Today the world celebrates World Rare Disease Day 2018 World Rare Disease Day is held on the last day of February every year to raise awareness of rare diseases. A rare disease, also referred to as an orphan disease, is any disorder that affects a small percentage of the population. Although the disease may be rare, patients and families share a common struggle.   The theme for World Rare Disease Day 2018 is Research.   Research is key in discovering more ways to manage rare diseases.  It brings hope to the millions of people living with a rare disease across … Continued

group photo of partners for the Nippon child wellness programme

NIPPON PAINT LAUNCHES CHILD WELLNESS PROGRAMME

  Nippon Paint Malaysia Group launched its  CHILD WELLNESS PROGRAMME to educate parents on uplifting environments for children’s health and wellness The educational campaign was launched in collaboration with various children related national partners. A panel of key experts included Dr Amir Hamzah Dato’ Abd Latiff, President of the Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology (MSAI),  Ms Norsheila Abdullah, President of the Persatuan Pengasuh Berdaftar Malaysia(PPBM) as well as Ms Eveleen Ling, President of the Persatuan Tadika Malaysia (PTM). Professor Datuk Dr Mohd Sham Kasim, the past President of Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA) and former Secretary General of Asia Pacific … Continued