Articles by Challenges team

UP CLOSE WITH K.E. KOH: JOURNEY WITH CANCER

  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

THE HISTORY OF KUMON

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

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

The Impact of Gadgets on Children

Electric appliances and gadgets has occupied a major position in our day-to-day lives, whether we like it or not. Though they were invented to make life better for us in the first place, it is an undeniable fact that many of the gadgets have a negative influence upon the quality of our lives in some ways. As we cannot live without them,  yet  they are a necessary evil.  However, the need to reduce the negative impact arising from their use is crucial especially in young children.   The usage of gadgets for various purposes and with most time spent in … 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

15th Asian Society for Adapted Physical Education and Exercise Symposium

By Selina Khoo     The Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Malaya will be hosting the 15th Asian Society for Adapted Physical Education and Exercise Symposium from 11-13 July 2018. It is an opportunity to bring together disability sport experts from the region. As this will be the first time that such a conference will be held in Malaysia, it would serve as an impetus to further develop the area in the country. By bringing together community sports and elite sports organisations, the symposium would serve as a platform to promote disability sport. This biennial symposium has … Continued

BEING A DAD TO MY SON, BENEDICT G. LOH

    by Gary Loh   I had been trying to have children but could not but this time it was for real but yet  in my mind, I was thinking whether  I was ready to be a father with all the responsibility to shoulder  for my family and child.  It was quite a challenge for me at the beginning and slowly I got used to being  a  father for real. When my wife went through a pregnancy test  through the ultra sound, the doctor found out the baby was not in the right position for natural labour but had … Continued

FIRST SPOT STENTING PROCEDURE FOR PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE IN ASIA

By Dhivyan Silvaraj   Recently on 18th May, 2018,  the Malaysian National Heart Institute or Institut Jantung Negara (IJN) Kuala Lumpur surpassed yet another milestone by being the first hospital in Asia to perform  a minimally invasive procedure used to treat peripheral artery disease.   Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs usually caused by plaque build-up (atherosclerosis). It narrows the arteries that lead to the head, organs and limbs, most commonly the legs, thus do not receive enough blood flow to keep up with the demand. PAD … Continued