Our Experience in conducting Challenges’ Buddy Programme

    By Celine Woon Sue Lin and Nur Alyaa binti Talat Mahmood, Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya   The time span of three weeks in conducting the volunteering programme in SK Taman Medan was indeed life changing to all of us from the football team. Despite the occasional conflicts in our team and the time constraints, we were able to overcome those challenges and ensure that our football activities with the children were successful. We were indeed honoured and grateful to be given a chance to be teach and play with these … Continued

The Importance of Sports in Disability

By Michele Ho Yeen Ping and Safwah binti Abdul Razak, Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya   Sports is an activity that comes in different forms which brings a lot of benefits to our body, both mentally and physically. For example, football, basketball, swimming, and badminton are sports played by individuals from different ages. Some of the benefits that we can obtain by participating in sports are improvement in academic and social skills, physical health benefits, boost self-esteem and reduce stress.   First and foremost, many parents think that joining sports will distract their … Continued

Employability Among People with Disabilities

  By Nik Nur Athirah binti Nik and Azra Khalisa binti Azhar, Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya   Malaysia is one of the countries with a very low percentage of disabled workers. The rate of employment of People With Disabilities (PWDs) in companies here is less than one percent. Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun said the number of PWDs employed by the public sector is very small at 0.23%. Likewise, private sectors have the same proximity of percentage of PWDs as employees. Currently, the government is … 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

World Health Day: Why you should think about it?

       For the past seven decades, World Health Day is celebrated to remind people on the importance in taking care of one’s well-being. Since 1948, World Health Organization (WHO) and other related organisations collaborated in spreading awareness on health to the communities across the world. This does not only apply on the physical aspects but also to the mental condition as well. This is fitting with last year major theme of World Health Day which is titled as Depression: Let’s talk.    Every year, World Health Organization will change their theme based on health related issues that needs global attention and it is vital … Continued

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE

In January 2018 ,  16 tertiary students arrived from different countries such as China, Vietnam, Germany, India, Indonesia under the Challenges AIESEC C4C programme in Malaysia.  They signed up as volunteers for the Cycle for Change (C4C) project with  Challenges Foundation, Malaysia.   The  project aims to promote independence and proactive integration of people with disabilities (PWDs) within their communities by building a tandem bicycle library to support inclusive cycling activities. After four weeks of volunteer work, these are their feedbacks: Taylor, China “Why I choose the project is because I like riding bicycle. I think I could be a good … Continued