It’s funny how as a cancer survivor myself, I’ve never thought about growing my hair out for hair donation, until a friend told me about her own experience donating hair to make wig for cancer patients.Continue reading Hair Donation for Cancer Patients Via Locks of Hope Malaysia
Speaking at World Vision Volunteers’ Circle of Friends Meetup July 2018
I have a confession to make. I just recently realized that I haven’t stayed with any organization longer than I have with World Vision Malaysia! Even though it is far from being a full-time engagement and I have taken breaks in between, I have been volunteering with World Vision Malaysia at my convenience for the 7th year now!
Through the years, I have attempted a whole range of roles and I have definitely grown from these experiences.Continue reading Speaking at World Vision Volunteers’ Circle of Friends Meetup July 2018
DIY Group Child Sponsorship with World Vision
Sponsoring a child with World Vision has always been my personal aspiration.
From the time I received my first paycheck, I was always thinking about when I would feel financially stable and comfortable to commit to a lifetime of child sponsorship. I finally did it as my 25th birthday present to myself. I may have accomplished it earlier if I knew it can also be a group sponsorship, where multiple persons sponsor 1 child.
To clarify, World Vision does not have a group child sponsorship program. But this is being practised by groups of people who want to sponsor collectively.
Case Study #1 – 12 sponsors for 1 child
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Sharing My Experience As World Vision Volunteer and 20th Anniversary Ambassador
End of last year, World Vision Malaysia invited me to join their 20th anniversary program as one of the 20 ambassadors. This group of ambassadors represented different people who have been pillars to World Vision’s work: child sponsors, corporate sponsors, volunteers, partners, etc.
If you go through the profiles of the other ambassadors, you’d definitely be impressed. Supporters for 20 years. Child sponsor for more than 10 years. Child sponsor for 150 children. Supporting celebrity for 10 years. Volunteer for 10 years. Continue reading Sharing My Experience As World Vision Volunteer and 20th Anniversary Ambassador
World Vision Malaysia 2016 Annual Review
World Vision Malaysia’s 2016 Annual Review came in the mailbox today. Since I have been writing a bit about World Vision on my blog, let’s take a look at this annual report as well.
Taking this straight out of the report. Here are some achievements by World Vision Malaysia in 2016: Continue reading World Vision Malaysia 2016 Annual Review
5 Things I Look Forward To At World Vision 30-Hour Famine 2017
I didn’t get to join World Vision 30-Hour Famine last year because I was undergoing chemotherapy. You bet I wouldn’t miss the chance to be back in action as a volunteer when they announced the event!
Here are a few things that I am looking forward to volunteering at 2017’s World Vision 30-Hour Famine. Continue reading 5 Things I Look Forward To At World Vision 30-Hour Famine 2017
My World Vision 30-Hour Famine Experience So Far
In 2012, I was in my Final Year in college. I’ve always wanted to join and experience World Vision 30-Hour Famine activity and I thought I should finally work on it. I registered to be a volunteer on their website and the next thing I knew was that they had contacted my lecturer whom I listed as my referral. Whoa. So seriously one ah?
Little did I know that Wang Lee Hom was the ambassador that year and I saw him on stage as a volunteer who was in charge of keeping the toilets sanitized. No kidding! But I really enjoyed the experience — the toilet and Lee Hom.
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Sponsor A Child with World Vision Child Sponsorship Programme
When I was a kid, I always looked up at all the 姐姐s aged 25 and above; I had the perception that by age 25, one would qualify as a lady and should be financially independent. Besides that, one should be able to present herself well and is in a stable relationship.
I feel like a sakai at 25. I feel like I’m still stuck in high school, doing nonsense and not anywhere close to being lady-like.
That aside, when the new year came (I consider myself 25 on 1 Jan itself), I did feel the significance of turning a quarter century old (or as I blurted out mindlessly to a friend, I’m at my quarter life). I felt the urge to take care of myself, which I have shared in Starting 2016 with Big-C.
Before all these Big-C fiasco, I told myself that I’m gonna upgrade myself to become a sponsor mother to a World Vision child when I turn 25. I’ve always aspired to sponsor a child when I’m financially stable.
And that’s what I did! I signed up to sponsor a child via World Vision website this month to commemorate my 25th birthday.
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Donating via Gifts of Hope by World Vision Malaysia
Sometimes, people walk up to you and say they are collecting funds for a certain orphanage somewhere. How do you respond? As much as there’s a good chance there are legitimate fundraisers out there, I’m normally skeptical. I feel that it’s either I go to the orphanage myself for donation and charity, or I trust the works of established NGO, like World Vision Malaysia.
World Vision is an international Christian humanitarian organisation dedicated to working with children and families to overcome extreme poverty and injustice. We work to promote human transformation, seek justice for the oppressed and demonstrate the love of God for all peoples. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
Today, World Vision is helping more than 100 million people through its various development, humanitarian and emergency relief programmes. With more than 45,000 staff in 100 countries, it is one of the largest relief organisations in the world.
Taken from World Vision Malaysia website.
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