Thursday, July 2, 2009

No One's Too Young to Be a Peacemaker in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - No one's too young to be a peacemaker. Through collecting donations of 10 sen (a Malaysian coin), Malaysian children have proven that! Within two months, a total of RM 143,730.10 (US$ 40,700) was collected by the united effort of about 500,000 children in this southeast Asian nation.

There are many touching stories behind this campaign. Two young sisters from Muar in southern Malaysia, Amalina (age 14) and Nurul (age 11), went all out to raise donations every day from house to house in their neighborhood. They raised RM130 (US$30) within two weeks. Their mother said: “The Power of 10 Sen campaign provides my daughters a chance to learn and feel empathy for others.”

Another student, Min Yi, blogged about the Power of 10 Sen and got a group of volunteers to raise fund together. She organised a mini bake sale to raise funds and managed to fill up 30 coin boxes. She said, “The Power of 10 Sen is a great project, since it raises awareness among children that we can make a difference in the life of another child.”

The Power of 10 Sen campaign was initiated by the Universal Peace Federation of Malaysia during the Global Peace Festival in 2008. It is an initiative to promote the culture of giving and living for others especially among the younger generation. The crux of the drive is the belief that "everyone can give," even as little as 10 sen, and collectively it can make a huge difference.

The Power of 10 Sen – Gaza Dibela ("Gaza is looked after") was launched on March 9, 2009 by the honorary patron, the First Lady of Malaysia, to raise funds for the children in war-torn Gaza. Many continue to suffer the effects o poverty and malnutrition, and the situation has become critical after the recent war. This charity drive ran for two months, until May 12.

The First Lady, Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, witnessed the check handed over by Malaysian children to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, received by H.E Abdelaziz Abughoush, Ambassador of Palestine, on behalf of the children of Gaza.

“It it is part of our responsibility as global citizens to improve the quality and standard of life for children everywhere," the first lady said in an appreciation ceremony at the University of Malaya on June 24. "Much harm and abuse has been done by the adult world. These children need our help and protection. We must learn to care for them regardless of race, creed, color and nationality."

She also commended the efforts of the children in the campaign: “It is a natural part of children to see no boundaries, they are ‘color blind’ and they don’t simply discriminate others because of color or creed.”

The campaign was organized by the Universal Peace Federation of Malaysia and Malaysia Red Crescent Society, in collaboration with the National Unity and Integration Department and the University of Malaya.

Earlier, Tan Sri Zaleha Ismail, President of UPF-Malaysia, said: “Seven thousand coin boxes were distributed to 300 schools and 5,000 boxes to 1,600 kindergartens nationwide by the Malaysia Red Crescent Society and the National Unity and Integration Department.

Malaysia Red Crescent Society Chairman, Tunku Tan Sri Shahriman Tunku Sulaiman, said the funds would be used to buy schoolbags and shoes for the children in Gaza and to support a prosthetic limb project, as well as provide medical assistance to victims in Gaza.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Invitation to "Power of 10 Sen - Gaza Dibela" Appreciation Ceremony

Dear friends,

Greetings of PEACE !

We would like to extend an invitation to you for the ‘Power of 10 Sen – Gaza Dibela’ Appreciation Ceremony. This event is the finale of our 2-month long charity drive and the details are as follows:

Date: 24 June 2009 | Time: 8.40am | Venue: Akademi Pengajian Islam, Universiti Malaya

The ‘Power of 10 Sen’ is an initiative to promote the culture of giving and living for others especially among the younger generation. The crux of the drive is the belief that ‘everyone can give’, and for as little as 10 sen and collectively it can make a huge difference. ‘Power of 10 Sen – Gaza Dibela’ was launched on 9 March 2009 to raise funds for the children in war-torn Gaza. Until today, many are suffering from poverty, malnutrition and the situation has become critical after the recent war this year.

Throughout the 2-month campaign, an estimated 500,000 children in kindergardens, primary and secondary schools had participated in this charity effort. Close to RM200,000 had been collected with donations of 10 sen coins. This demonstrates the concern and compassion by our Malaysian kids for their brothers and sisters in Gaza.

During the Appreciation Ceremony, we will show you video depicting children and teachers effort throughout the campaign. You will be moved by some children's sharing.

The guest-of-honour will be YABhg Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor who is also the patron of this project. Do join us together on this occassion with the Malaysian children who had created this philanthropic record and a humanitarian miracle! Your presence will give much encouragement, moral support and recognition towards their honest efforts of providing humanitarian aid to children.

We look forward to your presence. We encourage you to bring along your family and friends. Kindly fill up the attached form for confirmation of participation.

Thank you very much.

Best Regards,

Power of 10 Sen Team


Leadership Conference in Muar

Character Education Intiative in Muar

Power of 10 Sen Launch in 13 States in Malaysia

Full Report

Monday, April 6, 2009

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Nic back in Hq

Nicholas back to work today and he looking good...
Continue the p10s-Gaza Dibela...
Hope to see y'all soon...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Volunteer Workshop

Deeply sorry for those attend the volunteer workshop last Sunday..
They come far away from UPM to attend our p10s volunteer workshop, but sadly our founder / speaker-Nicholas get accident and cant continue the workshop..
Nicholas is ok now...
Will visit volunteer as soon as he recover...

to other volunteer, they will be another workshop for y'all...
Power of 10 sen, Now Everyone Can Give...
More details will be update / visit our website

Nicholas in Assunta

Sunday(15th march)

Founder of p10s,Nicholas get "Temporomandibular joint disorder" and sent to Assunta Hospital for treament.. He now ok and rest and home.. Hope he will get well soon and continue the p10s and others coming task...

Attend Maz at PICC,Putrajaya

Meeting with MRCS

Power of 10 sen: Peace Convocation