Articles by Challenges team


KI INTERNATIONAL DEAF ARTIST EXHIBITION 2018 launched in Kuala Lumpur   Maybank Foundation launched the International Deaf Artist Exhibition 2018 at Balai Seni, Menara Maybank on September 24, 2018. Being the first international deaf artist exhibition held in Kuala Lumpur, it showcase the diversity of culture, tradition and heritage.  This is a gathering of talented deaf artists from around the world such as Korea, Vietnam, India, France, Italy, Russia and Malaysia. ‘Rentak Seribu Warna’ (Rhythm Of A 1000 Colours) has been carefully selected as the theme to portray interpretations of life, people, culture and local sceneries from various countries.  This … Continued

Staying Strong to Help Darshana Grow Taller

  By Mrs Jeyamany Palanivel   When I first learned that my daughter Darshana was diagnosed with Growth Hormone Disorder (GHD), I was very scared. The thought of what was going to happen to her in the future kept playing in my mind. I was very worried. I never expected her to have GHD as my older daughter is rather tall and the rest of my family members are all of average height.   Before her GHD diagnosis was confirmed, my husband and I had taken Darshana to the clinic to regularly monitor her growth as she was always the … Continued


KUALA LUMPUR:  Novo Nordisk Pharma (M) Sdn. Bhd. (Novo Nordisk) launched ‘It’s More Than Height – It’s Health Awareness Campaign’ to drive greater understanding on Growth Disorders in children and the potential impact on their health. This campaign which highlights the need to monitor growth patterns in their early years  also coincides with the  International Children’s Growth Awareness Day which takes place each year on 20th September. It is every parent’s desire that their children grow healthy, tall and smart. Parents will provide the best possible nutrition, care and opportunities to nurture this growth. What if, despite all their best … Continued

My Child ‘Re-schooled’ Me as a Paediatrician

  By Dr. Hon Mun Cheng   My name is Dr. Hon Mun Cheng and I’m a practising paediatrician. I am also an attending physician to many babies. It is always a delight to see these babies grow up healthy and see the smiles on the faces of their parents.   From my personal observation, most parents are understandably worried for their baby’s growth and health. There is a fear that something may go wrong. I am always there to reassure them and hold their hands. I have always been the one offering medical advice and counsel.   13 years … Continued

MEET ‘MAYA’: YOUR NEW BFF, Best Friends For Family Panning

  Bayer empowers women on family planning to mark World Contraception Day 2018 In conjunction with World Contraception Day celebrated on September 26, a technology-driven chatbot called, ‘ASK MAYA’ was launched at Strangers Café @ 47, Petaling Jaya on September 20, 2018, which is supported by a coalition of 17 international partners and sponsored by Bayer.   The Managing Director of Bayer Co. (Malaysia),  Jennifer Yong commented regarding Bayer’s involvement on this issue, “Bayer has a long history in women’s health and we have been supporting family planning programs for more than 50 years.  Today’s launch of our chatbot, ‘ASK … Continued

New cancer treatment for advanced lung cancer launched in Malaysia

  Patients with the invasive non-small cell lung cancer now have access to a medicine designed to work with the body’s immune system to attack cancer cells. In a healthy immune system, the molecule PD-L1, which is found on T-cells, works as a ‘stop switch’ that prevents them from attacking normal cells. Some cancer cells that contain a large amount of PD-L1 can avoid being detected and destroyed by the T-cells. The treatment functions to block the activity of PD-L1, thereby stimulating the immune response against cancer cells Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, with 1.8 … Continued


  Ms K.E. Koh, as she prefers to be known was trained at Kirby Liverpool  as a teacher but has since also given up on tuition in English and English Literature due to her health challenge. Her cancer journey began in 2000 at Stage 1 but had a remission after 13 long years.  Koh experienced discomfort and slight pain. As there were lack of facilities in Ipoh,  an x-ray at a private clinic showed negative.  Her intuition signalled to her something is wrong.   “Do you smoke?” was a commonly asked question that she would be confronted with.  A CT … Continued


Kumon is an afterschool program for reading and math that has over 4.5 million enrollments all over the world. It does not follow the normal school curriculum but follows the student’s pace. Kumon is an independent program, and the teachers help the students individually. The Kumon Center does not teach kids in a class. Otherwise, the students would find the class too easy and boring or too hard and challenging. There are many different levels in this program, and students progress when they have mastered them. Mastery is based on speed and accuracy. After they have finished, they take a … Continued

Kumon National Instructors Summit


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