24 October, 13:00-14:30
Mr. Charles Mohan
Institute Onn Ja’afar
Charles is the Chief Executive Officer CEO of Institute Onn Ja’afar, a non profit organization NGO to help put the poor and vulnerable. He is the NTV7 news anchor, broadcast journalist, producer and emcee. Charles was awarded Best Special Report for Anugerah Skrin TV3 in 2006 and Anugerah Wartawan Pengguna in 2004.
Ms. Melissa Ngiam
Yayasan Generasi Gemilang
Melissa is the Chief Operating Officer of Yayasan Generasi Gemilang (GG), a foundation inspired by Love to raise an exemplary next generation and empower families in Malaysia by increasing access to quality education for under-served children and their families. She has worked with corporates from various industries including banking, insurance, property development and technology. Melissa is a certified accountant, member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a certified Corporate Social Responsibly Manager under the MIM-ARM Certified Professional CSR Manager program.
Mr. Chun Wah Hoo
Wah Hoo is the Director of NGOhub. During the 6 years working for an NGO, he helped established and kickstart more than 25 rural and urban community education centers nationwide as Director of Outreach, serve as Director of Operations managing a national project running concurrently in 15 locations with a team of more than 70 members, and more recently bringing NGOs in Malaysia together working with government ministries, the Welfare Department, volunteer groups and corporations to solve social issues together.
24 October, 14:45-16:15
Professor Rosmawati Mohamed
Hepatitis Free Malaysia
Professor Dr Rosmawati is the Master, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia and the President of Hepatitis Free Malaysia. She is a Consultant Hepatologist at the University Malaya Medical Centre, Co-chairperson of the WHO Global and Western-Pacific Region Strategic and Technical Advisory Committee for Viral Hepatitis, Executive Council Member of the Asian-Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver, Co-chairperson and founding member of the Coalition to Eradicate Viral Hepatitis in the Asia Pacific, and Council Member of International Coalition of Hepatology Education Providers.
Mr. Santhanam Dass
Prostate Cancer Society Malaysia
Mr Santhanam is the Founder President of Prostate Cancer Society Malaysia. This society was formed to consolidate all the supporting groups he set up and met during his journey of fighting over Prostate cancer which he was diagnosed with at the age of 63. For the last 15 years, he have been an advocate and the driving force with cancer survivor groups and therapists to bring positive change and comfort to cancer patients. He believes the role of the group is very important where the survivors meet together, sometimes with the presence of Urologists and Oncologists.
Mr. Daniel Soon &
Mr. Lim Yew Yi
St. Nicholas’s Home
Mr Daniel became a Board member of St. Nicholas’ Home on a voluntary basis in 1997 and served as a sub-committee chairman for many years. He was invited to take over as the Executive Director of St. Nicholas’ Home in 2010 and continues in that capacity today. He has also been invited to share his expertise and experience as a trainer in the area of NGO governance, management and fundraising. As the Executive Director, Mr Daniel introduced and presided over many new initiatives and programmes for St. Nicholas’ Home.
24 October, 16:30-18:00
Capt. K. Bala
Malaysia International Search & Rescue
Capt K. Bala is a prominent safety activist, safety advocate, emergency survival trainer and a humanitarian figure in Malaysia. He is the founder and chairman of Malaysia International Search and Rescue (MISAR) & Malaysian Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association (MVFRA). He is the President of Road Safety Marshal Club (RSMC). He has 23 years of experience in the search and rescue arena. He has led his team of SAR volunteer members to serve in numerous international and local SAR operation and also humanitarian aid. He was featured as one of the icon for Malaysia WiraNegaraku.
Mr. Khairul Azri Mohamad Khalid
Youth Trust Foundation, myHarapan
Mr Khairul Azri is one of the experts in myHarapan’s Youth Engagement unit, with stints at companies such as Adidas, Quiksilver, TM, and Dome Café during his student days, Azri, who holds a degree in TESL, found himself leaning towards a career that engaged and empowered the youth. An accomplished public speaker and theatre practitioner, coupled with a dashing personality and outgoing nature, he has engaged thousands of youths nationwide from various walks of life.
Mr. Mohd Yusof Tawil
Special Olympics Selangor
Starts with Special Olympics in 1999 with Special Plympics Selangor & Kuala Lumpur (SOSKL). Promoted as the Director of volunteers, Parents and Families Sub-Committee for the terms of 2002-2006, the Coach of Athletics and Bocce, Chief de Mission to 5th Special Plympics Singapore National Games in 2005 and the Deputy Chief De Mission to 12th Special Plympics New Zealand State Games. Techincal Officials for both Athletics and Bocce in Special Olympics Malaysia National Games 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2014. Currently as a Sports Director for Special Olympics Selangor (SOSgor) for the term 2018-2020.
25 October, 13:00-15:00
Mr. Wong Yoon Loong
National Council for the Blind Malaysia
Mr. Wong is the Manager for the Centre for Accessibility, Research and Empowerment for the Blind at the National Council for the Blind, Malaysia (NCBM). He is also the Vice President of the Malaysian Confederation of the Disabled. He has vast experience in work for the blind and persons with disabilities in the areas of special education, employment, ICT, accessibility, audio description, advocacy, empowerment and public awareness. He has been appointed as the member of the Penang Accessibility Action Group 2017-2018.
Ms. Vissalani Selvarajah
Mitra Enrichment Organisation
An Accounting graduate who is pursuing a banking career. I believe education is the primary factor which changes the living standard of an individual. Education helps to make a difference in our life, break the chain of poverty and most importantly to set an example for the next generation by showing the importance of education.
Mr. Devasharma Gangadaran
Mr Devasharma is the Chief Executive Officer of MySkills Foundation. He is also the Education Welfare Research Foundation (EWRF) Fund Raising Director, Intern of Planning Development (HR) in the Resot World Berhad, Genting Highlands. He received the Vice Chancellor Award from University Putra Malaysia.
Mr. Kallon Cha
The Budimas Charitable Foundation
Kallon Cha is the Business Development Manager at The Budimas Charitable Foundation. He oversees the foundation’s efforts in expanding their philanthropic reach, educating the public of the current adversities faced by many underprivileged children in Malaysia and to also increase the donor pool – which ultimately helps fund the Foundation’s many endeavours. A persuasive negotiator with strong presentation skills, Kallon has over 15 years of business development experience in industries ranging from health and fitness to Chinese metaphysics. A natural achiever who has led his team to attaining viable results, he is now focused on establishing a stronger foothold for Budimas in the minds of the Malaysian public.
25 October, 15:15-17:15
Mr. Mohd Ashraff Khan Md Najib
Persatuan Empayar Kebajikan Malaysia
Mohd Ashraff Khan Md Najib has an interesting off-work project assisting the homeless communities on the streets of Kuala Lumpur. Ashraff spearheads his own NGO called the ‘Empire Project’. While Empire Project may have begun as a street-feeding drive, Ashraff was quick to innovate the organization’s approach on assisting the homeless by introducing new and practical ways of lending a helping hand. Adopting an anti-food waste mindset, he drove the team to focus on more long-term goals and approaches – many of which turned out to be the first of its kind in Malaysia.
Mr. I. S. Shanmugaraj
Malaysian Nature Society
Mr I. S. Shanmugaraj was appointed as the Executive Director of Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) in April 2015. He has 21 years of experience and championing Environmental Education Division, from the inception of Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Selangor in 1987 until the latest Vale Eco Centre launching in 2015. He is managing 7 Centres nationwide under the Environmental Education Division, leading the Kelab Pencinta Alam since 1991. To date, there are 400 schools and 20,000 members in this arm.
Ms. Yusnita Dolah
Women in Governance and Technology Association of Malaysia
Ms Yusnita is the pioneer for Eco Tourism Course with a niche of River Conservation and Preservation in Malaysia. She possesses a Bachelor Degree in International Business and Master in Business Administration. She has served the manufacturing and logistic industries. She was in UAE working in tourism promotion industry, and have been involved in many charity and CSR works.
Mr. Jegathisan Perumal
The Prem Rawat Foundation
A teacher by profession, he has Masters in English as Second Language (UM) and a degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from UPSI. Served as a teacher for the past 35 years in various secondary schools in Pahang and Selangor. He retired recently as Head of the Language Department of a school in PJ. Facilitates the Peace Education Programme workshops as a volunteer. Has helped facilitate the PEP at Taylors University and the Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB) among others.