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

TO MY SPECIAL MOM

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

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

LAUNCH OF BIOFLOR IN MALAYSIA TO KEEP YOUR GUT HEALTHY

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

WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY 2018

WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY 2018   The World Autism Awareness Day which falls on April 2nd every year is an internationally recognized day to take measures to raise acceptance about people with autism throughout the world. The World Autism Awareness day also aims to put a spotlight on the hurdles that people with autism and others living with autism face every day.   Although today marks the 11th World Autism Awareness Day, which was initially introduced back in the year 2007, the world community is still having a low level of knowledge on autism. Did you know that autism affects … 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

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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

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Friday 6 October 2017 – the day to act for cerebral palsy.

Today is World Cerebral Palsy Day and the global movement seeks to create more awareness about CP through its I am Here! We are Here! … and we want the World to Know! “Let’s create a powerful message that starts with the words: I AM HERE… or WE ARE HERE… to advocate for change, surface ideas and celebrate achievements,” said  Robyn Cummins, World Cerebral Palsy Day Manager. Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood physical disability (affecting an average of one in every 500 people). There are over 17 million people living with CP, tens of millions of family members … Continued

GOLD FOR MALAYSIA IN PARA ARCHERY

MOROGEN Komoran and Nor Saadah Abdul Wahab gave Malaysia the one and only gold medal in Para Archery at the ASEAN Para Games by winning the Compound Open Mixed Team event at the Synthetic Turf Field in Bukit Jalil on Friday (22 Sept). Morogen and Nur Saadah scored 138 to avert the strong challenge from Toto Wastomi/Tutik Yumiati of Indonesia whose score of 117 gave them silver. Singapore’s Nur Syahidah Alim/Robert Fuchs came in third with 133, defeating Thailand’s Aungaphinan Anon/Panmai Ratchanee who scored 126, earlier the same day. In the Recurve Open Mixed Team, Indonesian duo Muhammad Nurhadi/Vironika Ninik … Continued

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