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A student a tree

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Standing tall in the wind, with branches swinging, are 20 plus 60 trees at our Kalumpang campus. If the land could speak, it will be shouting and jumping with happiness for it will now slowly begin to get cover from the scorching heat, store underground water, see flora and fauna flourish in time. This “ultimate conversion” of the land was made possible through the rain-forest seedlings- planting endeavour by MySkills in collaboration with Penawar Hutan, an initiative by Mr James Gingham.

About a month ago, 68 trees were planted by a group of forty students, some staff as well as directors of MySkills. Prior to that, about twenty seedlings were planted in November/December, as a test case to see the suitability of these seedlings to soil and water conditions. Since these survived, we could confidently embark on our rain-forest- creation scheme. My. Pathi planted the first tree, followed by Mr. Ragavan, our directors. The rest of the team, including staff and students joined in this highly productive activity.

Jagadeswaran, 16, a student, shared that he has never planted a tree before; so toomany of his friends. Anand explained that the forty students at Kalumpang helped the two interns, L.Pavitheran and Mathevan, dig the sixty holes over a period of two weeks. Though the digging was difficult, nevertheless, they enjoyed and appreciated the reason for his physically challenging activity. They were divided into teams of five for his task.

Naresh, a staff at Kalumpang, explained that the philosophy behind this project was multi-pronged. Among these was to help the eco-system regenerate because of deforestation. Another was to give ownership to each student in particular the responsibility to see to the growth of the seedlings. When these students return some time in the future, they will be able to identify themselves with the tree they planted on 21ST April 2018. This idea was the brain-child of Mr. Pathi. Naresh also added that this “one student one tree” concept will be part of the process of changing the mind-set of the students. They will be able to proudly say “this is my tree”.

Come and plant a tree and say “this is my tree”. We will provide this opportunity soon. Stay in touch with us!

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Of leadership, respect and managing emotions

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Students from MySkills were exposed to some life skills through Mr. Parthiban from Salem South India, in addition to what they have been learning about such skills. Spending a week from 26th February 2018 to 8th March 2018, Mr Pathiban shared about what it takes to be a good leader, making decisions, being responsible, helping the poor and even how to save.

Reflecting about the sessions that they were taken through, different students expressed similar sentiments, of following what he shared. Durga said she liked the idea of being in silence and being at peace when making a decision. She said she has been practicing it the last two weeks. For Sofea, the practice of showing respect to others stands out. She hopes to speak with some of her friends about it. Lavanya who agrees about being respectful, adds that she saw the impotence of being responsible, a point also raised in the sessions. Kanagie picks up on the point of self talk because “I am my friend”. Yashine adds about the need to help others and that one must not be selfish. Shavina reflects on the point about leadership and its importance in life. She wants to follow that and be a good leader.

In a separate session for the students at Port Klang, Pathiban ,also shared and interacted with them. Seelan leant, among other things, the importance of thinking before acting while Nithayandan picks up on helping the poor. For Patmen, the reflection on the importance of family was another important aspect. Duvien, Dashwin and Yuvan see that respecting one another is important, so too, sharing and caring for others. Praveen and Nigen, share similar thoughts about what they learnt and add about the importance of sharing with others what they have learnt as well as to respect adults.

All students say they will try and continue to practice what they have learned in order to be better persons. They are grateful to Mr. Pathiban for taking the time with them.

Footnote: Mr Pathiban who lives in Salem, South India has banking experience and in that time, he has made efforts to help petty traders be freed from exploitative money lenders. He is associated with an International organization called Initiatives of Change. His interaction and sharing with MySkills students was based on his experiences.

Please Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTF094ZBbXc&t=167s

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The Amazing Christmas Bazaar

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The YTL Christmas Bazaar for social enterprises was such a blast and MySkills Foundation felt privileged to be part of this spectacular event held at Lot 10 from 1st – 3rd December 2017.

MySkills students participated and had a lot of fun serving the people with a hot cup of coffee and beautiful jewellery made from beads.

The students were also exposed to interact with the public by teaching them to make their own custom made beads jewellery and coffee making demo with art.

It was so empowering to see all the NGO’s coming together to make this amazing event come to life. Indeed, It was an spellbinding event.

Apart from that, our students received lots of positive comments from public that surely motivate to enhance their skills to perform better.

As Christmas is just around the corner together with the year’s end, let’s celebrate the life by giving back to the community as a sign of love and joy.

We thank YTL Foundation for the great opportunity to be up for the Christmas Bazaar and for its valuable experiences. Hope this initiative is carried on for upcoming years and let it a blessed Christmas for all !

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The seventh debut of Miracle on Wheels (MOW) held to an overflowing audience at Midlands Convention Centre last night awed all present once more. There were school children, the elderly, workers and professionals, <strong>many coming as families and friends  from </strong>the community from around Klang Valley area and beyond who were priviledged enough to take up the invitation extended by MySkills, the organisers with a vision. One family came from as far as Butterworth, staying back in a hotel, and sacrificing daily rated wages, to watch the performance after spending time with their son/brother enrolled in MySkills.

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“Soulfully fulfilled”, “spell-bound”, “beyond expectations.. ” Miracle on Wheels” – MySkills Midlands Convention Centre

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The seventh debut of Miracle on Wheels (MOW) held to an overflowing audience at Midlands Convention Centre last night awed all present once more. There were school children, the elderly, workers and professionals, many coming as families and friends  from the community from around Klang Valley area and beyond who were priviledged enough to take up the invitation extended by MySkills, the organisers with a vision. One family came from as far as Butterworth, staying back in a hotel, and sacrificing daily rated wages, to watch the performance after spending time with their son/brother enrolled in MySkills.

A twelve year old was very appreciative of MOW. He termed MOW different and outstanding. His boy shared with Mr Krishnan that it was trully worthwhile starting his school holidays by being at the performance of MOW. For Jude Benjamin and his friends who are used to efforts of groups with the disadvantaged, the whole programme was beyond expectations, both the performance and the story of MySkills.

Our cameraman, Rama, who is usually very busy focusing to take his shots, shared that these performances ( he was at four venues) were something different. He was spell-bound he said. He was so energised that the pictures he took were better than what he expected. Throughout the shows, he kept talking to himself “ I must take perfect pictures”( perhaps this self-talk was an outcome of a recently conducted coaching session by Mr. David Nair of IXL ). Meeting new people each time, Rama seized the opportunity to promote MySkills too.

Dr. Pasha took time off before the show to share his feelings, experience and message. Sitting at the far end of the hall, he was also communicating with his team who were on the stage, from time to time, just using sign language. One can appreciate this fact bearing in mind the distance involved. This simply adds to the abilities. Reflecting on his experience and the team’s unique to Malaysia as opposed to their performance globally (Europe, Middle-East, Russia, USA etc), he shared that the experience was a spiritual one. Bearing in mind that the Indian land mass was once connected to this region (South East Asia), it was like coming back to roots, with the work of Miracle on Wheels reflecting ancient cultures.

Some “firsts”

It was all the more special on several counts. For one, it was the group’s first performance in South East Asia and Asia, outside of India, Nepal and some venues in the Middle East. This was echoed by Mahiraa . It was very exciting for launching Miracle on Wheels for the first time and in addition, for the first time, going all over in seven venues in one country in a short period of time. Usually it has been just one or two performances in one country unless in the USA there are more shows over an extended period of time. Mahiraa says it is an honour and priviledge to have performed at seven locations. After having travelled to far off countries, the idea of coming to Malaysia was attractive, given the regional connectedness.

 

For Mr. Pasupathi, she said that it was a bold step to take up the challenge to host MOW with an effective and dynamic leadership in addition to the good networking he has. The hospitality and kindness was family like with the whole MySkills team. It has been emotional unlike where everywhere else it has been commercial, without interaction. With MySkills, the support from all, the team, staff, the boys was tremendous she shared. A relationship has been built. There was lots of care and hospitality, not as part of a job, but coming from their hearts. The MOW performance through MySkills has also been special as other interested potential hosts were capable of only one show.

 

Another first, according to Dr. Pasha, was also that of one cause supporting another cause. It is a very proud moment, a milestone, an unforgettable experience for Miracle on Wheels, a team of people with special needs, supporting a programme for “normal people” using a common platform. For the team of Miracle on Wheels, its about outstanding abilities while for MySkills, their “disabilities” are what they have missed, related to social, moral and issues of the mind.

Voice of the specially abled

Every member of the specially abled team was very happy to have performed in different locations and seen so many places, said Priya the only female member. For Soonuvarma who is a pure vegetarian, food was not an issue. Seeing so many cultures was exciting too. He added that though people spoke different languages, the audience everywhere is otherwise the same, appreciating their performances. Manoj shared that coming to Malaysia has been different. They did not feel any religious barriers. On the contrary, they experienced lots of love from different people.

 

On another point, Manoj observed that Malaysia was more friendly for the differently abled compared to India. He referred to the availability of ramps, parking bays and walk paths for the sight challenged. The lack of these facilities in India does not enable them to move about more freely.

 

Dharvinder is grateful to MySkills for their performance here in Malaysia and for being treated as brothers and sisters, and not as persons with disabilities. Ashiq agreed with him. His message to the boys is not to lose hope. He says “if nobody is with you, don’t be scared. You have will power. Recognise it. Do something you are good at. Adolescence is an age of too much dreaming. Focus on one thing. You can be very good and reach that level of success”.

About abilities and disabilities

Mdm. Mahiraa hopes that the boys and girls at MySkills find their purpose in life, even if its extraordinary and become somebody eventually. “All have big dreams; you have to work hard to make your dream come true. Like the artists, you have to work hard. It’s unconditional; you have to persevere and have endurance. You have to go through hardship. It is the same for any profession. It is not going to happen overnight. Many students ask if they can become stars and go places. Our team has worked hard for anywhere between 9 to 15 years. With the right guidance, which is available through MySkills, you can come up in life”. This is Mahiraa’s advice, one that is also shared by her husband and Guruji as the specially abled refer to Dr. Pasha.

 

For the audience, Mahiraa wants each of us to remember that “when we see a disabled person, there is some extraordinary talent and not to discriminate them. Each of us is disabled, she continues. Our tempers, our depression are not obvious and so we are seen as“normal people. However, nobody is normal. What is obvious is the broken hand or the missing limb or defected eye and so we discriminate. Those of us with two eyes and two hands may not be able t do half of what the specially abled are doing”. She ends by asking a piercing question “ so who is disabled”.

A restored self

In a strangely almost direct response but totally unknown to each other, a member of the audience, shared the impact MOW had on her with Mr.AK Krisnan. Being the man responsible for filling the hall, together with a committed team working from different locations, he took it upon himself to talk to random persons in the audience. This person, a married lady said that she was very egoistic. She shared “that ego was broken tonight. I cannot match up to this couple (referring to the special needs husband and wife team of MOW). Now I know how much I must give in. I used to argue with my husband constantly, saying I cannot, for everything”.

Some finals..

Both Dr. Prasha and Dr. Siva spoke of the God within each of us. Dr. Prasha believes that we are all creations of God and that God lives in each one of us. We are human beings with different characteristics; some can’t speak, some can’t listen to music. But it is a matter of giving love and living together as one community, reaching out to one another. Dr. Siva, a Director of MySkills, shared about each of us being a temple of God, about God dwelling in us. So, that God dwelling in us, enables us t reach out to those in need. He thanked all present for the support and appealed for continued support for the Mission of MySkillMr. Pasupathi besides joining Dr. Siva in his appreciation and appeal reminded the need for support, particularly the well to do among the Indian community. He referred to the late Tan Sri Yeoh donating to RM 6 Million to…..Chinese schools and RM 2 Million to 19 NGOs, MySkills being one of them. He also appealed to restaurant owners to employ Malaysians, treating them with dignity enabling them proper rest through 8 hours work, proper wages and yearly bonuses. Mr. Deva the CEO of MySkills once more reminded the audience to support financially, through volunteerism as well as to show the way to students in need the path to MySkills.

 

Dr. Pasha rightly summarised in saying that MySkills does’nt need mercy but rather, it needs opportunity as it created dignity. The audience at different times gave a standing ovation, raising and shaking their hands in appreciation bearing in mind the precense of three persons with hearing impairment. Dr. Pasha and team saluted the audience and MySkills as a way of appreciation. It was the best of the seven performances he said. The feeling of patriotism was high as the night began with the Malaysian anthem after the solo performance of sight challenged Mr. Raman who sang some modern numbers. And it ended with the Indian National Anthem as the Indian nationals remembered their motherland while performing in a different country. Till we meet again, on a wider scale for a wider audience across more venues in the not so distant future…..treasuring the memories, the relationships and lessons learnt.

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A SPLENDID PERFORMANCE BY DIFFERENT GROUPS OF SPECIAL PEOPLE

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The near full house audience at the PJ Civic Centre which usually houses the well heeled was today filled with people from different walks of life, of different creeds and age. They included Datuk Ramli Ibrahim, a supremo of classical dance in Malaysia, an elderly couple in their late 70s, Senator Bathmavathi Krishnan, two Catholic priests and MySkills students. MySkills Foundation opened the doors for a witnessing of the world’s pioneer dancers on wheels. It is not an exaggeration to say that the priviledged audience watched with abated breath and stunned attention to the star performers of the night i.e. the seven dancers, four of whom are wheel chair bound.

 

Miracle on Wheels from Bangalore, India, which has earned a title in the Guiness Book of Records, brought in by MySkills Foundation with the support of partners, mesmerised all present with their splendid, perfectly timed maneuvers. The Bagavat Gita, was brought to live through dance on wheel chairs, crutches and three other specially abled performers.If this was amazing, what does one say to watch the Bharathanatyam too and the Sufi dance. And not forgetting the solo performance of evergreen Tamil songs and a Rock and Roll number on the keyboard by versatile sight challenged Mr. Raguraman.

 

To do justice, one must witness the Miracle on Wheels performers to understand why one watches with abated breath. The man behind this miracle, Dr.Pasha couldn’t have said it better; it is not about disabilties but rather about abilities. Dr Pasha, the founder of Abilities Unlimited Foundtion (AUF) says transforming society is his moral responsibility. Spinning the wheel chairs at 150km is a feat only a few can do. The coordination and precision needed for the show including the lights, the music was just flawless.

 

While the stars of the night were the Miracle on Wheels Team, there were other young “stars”, i.e. MySkills students who entertained all. The video clip of ‘tears of joy’ brought home the message of Mr Pasupathy in his opening address. If not for MySkills Foundation, where and to what would the young students head to otherwise? MySkills Foundation fills a gap for students who do not meet the minimum requirements of many institutions in the country providing skills training. And it is beyond skills that these students need; a transformation of attitude. MySkills needs support, both financial and volunteerism. A philosophical fund raising effort such as that through Miracle on Wheels needs community support for MySkills to realise the RM20 Million world class campus at Kalumpang for a better life for disadvantaged Malaysian youth. You can add on to the RM10 Million given by the government and a pledge of RM2 Million by the public.

The Venues:

 

Date/Day Venue Time Contact Persons
Wednesday 22/11/2017 Nice Bannquet Hall, No 6, Jln BJ 1, Taman Belmas Johan, 48000, RAWANG, Selangor 8PM-10PM Kumar:

012-321 0051

 

Shan:

013-233 0111

Friday 24/11/2017 Dewan Bukit Indah, Jln. Changkat Indah Utama, Taman Bukit Indah 2, 81200 JOHOR BARU 8pm-10pm Muniamma-

016-742 0407

 

Manimaran:

013-747 2656

Saturday 25/11/2017 Dewan Auditorium DBKL Menara 1, Bangunan DBKL, Jln. Raja Laut, 50350 KUALA LUMPUR 8pm-10pm Justina:

013-629 2784

 

Vy: 012-906 3073

 

Vani: 0166338973

Tuesday 28/11/2017 Midlands Convention Centre, Jln. Plumbum 7/100, Seksyen 7, 40000 SHAH ALAM Selangor 8pm- 10pm Deva:

012-346 5212

 

Justina :

013-629 2784

 

Velan

010-2814233

 

 

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KENYAN YOUTH DELEGATE’S MISSION TO MYSKILLS KALUMPANG CAMPUS

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Beula, a youth delegate of the Commonwealth Youth Summit from Kenya visited De’Devine Cafe a few days ago. It was Beula’s attempt to explore Malaysia and learning opportunities available.  She met our Director and the staff at the cafe. She was determined to learn more about MySkills after  getting a feel of our mission and her interest in youth development.
She got excited to learn more about the programmes especially after hearing about the up coming campus at Kalumpang. We fulfilled her desire to visit the campus. The visit enabled  Beula to visualise some possible development plans and ideas. She promised she will engage with five of out students in  January 2018.
It was a great opportunity to share experiences with Beula. We look forward to her commitment to MySkills in 2018 and  hope that her experience with us will be useful  in her work with needy in youth in Kenya. We wish her well in her studies in Statistics.
For more information, please log on to our web, (www.myskills.org.my).
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MIRACLE ON WHEELS

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SUNGAI PETANI-17 NOV 2017

(Friday)

Dewan Bankuet, Aras 4,
Menara Majlis Perbandaran
Sungai Petani, Kedah.

Contact :

Kumaran 012-4501574
Punitha 010-7740410
Deva 012-3465212

BUTTERWORTH – 19 NOV 2017
(Sunday)

Dewan Sree Mariamman,
Butterworth, Penang.

Contact :

Munusamy 013-4230844
Sumathi 010-3874278

PJ CIVIC CENTRE – 20 NOV 2017
(Monday)

Dewan sivik MBPJ No. 1,
Jalan Yong Shook Lin, 46675
Petaling Jaya Selangor.

Contact :

Deva 0123455212
Vasanthi 019-2774457

IPOH-21 NOV 2017
(Tuesday)

Kinta Indian Association Hall
Jalan Gurdwara , Guntong , Ipoh

Contact :

Sivaraman 019-5595542
Krishnaveni 016-415 8558
Deva 012-3465212

RAWANG – 22 NOV 2017
(Wednesday)

Nice Banquet Hall No.6,
Jalan BJ 1, Taman Belmas Johan,
48000 Rawang, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

Contact :

Kumar 0123210051
Shan 013-2330111

JOHOR-24 NOV 2017
(Friday)

Dewanraya Bukit Indah
Jalan Changkat Indah Utama, Taman Bukit Indah 2,
81200 Johor Bahru, Johor.

Contact :

Muniamma 016-7420407
Manimaran 013-7472656

KL AUDITORIUM-25 NOV 2017
(Saturday)

Dewan Auditorium DBKL Menara 1,
Bangunan DBKL Jalan Raja Laut,
50350 Kuala Lumpur.

Contact :

Deva 0123465212
Vasanthi 019-2774457

MIDLANDS-28 NOV 2017
(Tuesday)

Midlands ConventionCentre,
Jalan Plumbum 7/100, Seksyen 7,
40000 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

Contact :

Deva 0123465212
Valan 0102814233

Miracle on wheels is a show by “Differently Abled”  (handicap individuals on wheelchairs) to spread empowering values via their performances. Together with Myskills’ cause to save youth at risk in our community, this charity show needs your endless support to spread the word and donate to receive our invitation card.
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A divine initiative to assist underprivileged teens BY JERRY CHOONG (MALAYMAIL)

KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — It pulls at the heartstrings to know that the meal you pay for will help  train underprivileged teens to face life’s long road ahead.

De’ Divine Cafe in Brickfields, which opened on Jan 14, offers such an experience.

It is the second social enterprise venture by non-govermental organisation MySkills Foundation. Its first venture was MyBakery in Klang in 2014.

MySkills foundation executive director S. Selvamalar said the encouragement of its supporters and donors made them open De’ Divine Cafe where it was felt the concept of a social enterprise would be more widely understood.

“MyBakery specialises in pastries, cakes and wholemeal loaves. There are two chefs who have volunteered to train the students on a weekly basis,” she said.

“Although we did all right by supplying loaves to old folks’ homes in Klang, the bakery faced stiff competition from other eateries. Besides, in its less-strategic location it did not bring in as many customers as we had hoped.

“By including the teens who were with MyBakery, De’ Divine has trained or employed 40 girls, equipping them with pastry-making skills, and now also in culinary arts.

“The chefs who trained them in Klang also volunteered to do so here. All profits generated go to support the students.”

Selvamalar said the foundation was set up in 2009 when social activists and good Samaritans decided to go the extra mile and help underprivileged teens.

“Actually, we started by trying to help school dropouts. We began promoting government vocational courses, assisting these young adults in the tedious application process,” she said.

“However, there were some who did not fulfil the requirements to enrol in the courses as they did not have a minimum pass in Bahasa Malaysia for their SPM. Many ended up becoming drug addicts and getting involved in criminal gangs. Caught in this dilemma and to stymie the slide before it was too late, MySkills was formed.”

The underprivileged teens typically come from society’s bottom 20 category families, whose parents are normally low-paid lorry drivers, cleaners, or undertake odd jobs. Some are also from single-parent families or have at least one parent in prison.

“Although the teens have completed primary education they are functionally illiterate, unable to recognise alphabets or speak simple English. At our Port Klang campus for boys, 70 per cent are between the ages of 13 and 15,” said Selvamalar.

As many of these teens are unsure as to where to go after dropping out or uninterested in finishing their secondary education, MySkills trains them in vocational skills.

For boys, the most popular skill is electrical wiring, followed by mechatronics. In recent years, plumbing and air-condition repairing courses have been introduced.

“The boys stay on campus for one to two years and only go back for a week or so during festive holidays or on a case-by-case basis, such as wanting to spend time with a parent recently released from prison.

“Towards the end of their stay, they will be sent for on-site training with our corporate partners or any good Samaritan willing to train them.”

Girls opt for secretarial skills if they are literate, with the less literate preferring baking and culinary courses. Six hundred students have graduated from MySkills, with 72 per cent gainfully employed in blue-collar or vocational professions. Another 130 students will graduate next month, 90 per cent of whom are boys.

Yet challenges remain, as Selvamalar has noticed a trend of younger male dropouts these past five years.

“Prior to this most of the boys we took in had usually finished Form Three but now they are as young as 13. I believe it is the lack of a father figure or good role models coupled with insecurity in themselves and a sense of loss, which usually leads to them to being involved in gangsterism,” she said.

“Still I am positive. About 30 per cent of MySkills alumni offer to volunteer and train the new batches. We even have one or two that work as hostel wardens now. It is an encouraging sign that 30 per cent of the boys graduating are determined to complete their SPM.”

The foundation’s efforts have not gone unnoticed, as the Economic Planning Unit under the Prime Minister’s Office allocated RM1.2 million for 100 students in 2015.

“They wanted to look into urban at-risk youth and we were among the organisations working in this field. We stretched the allocation as much as possible, since we did not get any government funding last year and had to rely solely on the public and our corporate partners,” Selvamalar said.

A delectable selection of cakes on display at MySkills Foundation’s De’ Divine Cafe, Brickfields. The cakes are made by the foundation’s pastry and baking course students, who are trained by two volunteer chefs on a weekly basis. — Picture by Mukhriz Hazim

Things look set to pick up as MySkills will soon be opening its Youth Transformation Centre hostel and campus in Kalumpang, Hulu Selangor, next year. It can accommodate up to 1,200 students and will include sporting facilities, workshops and training rooms.

Selvamalar said courses offered will focus on character re-engineering and values teaching while ensuring students who complete their vocational courses receive their certificates.

“When you are down and out, the only thing you have left is your self-dignity. At least by going through MySkills, I hope it can increase the self-esteem of these children and lead them on the path to becoming productive members of society,” she said.

See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/features/article/a-divine-initiative-to-assist-underprivileged-teens#sthash.bc0z6rn3.xiqq

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ART TO HEART

ART to HEART

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Being free, being creative, having a go, and working together, all while having fun.

Another life changing impact is what students at MySkills Foundation experience through the weekly “Saturday Night Fever” (SNF) opportunity. The week, from Monday to Friday sees them engage in different types of settings, with different objectives, from learning technical skills to learning to be quiet through meditation.

It is a much looked forward to event, not only the students but also all who believe and support these boys. For the boys, it is an occasional to expend their energies, show case their multi faceted talents, be themselves. Outwardly it may look like pure entertainment. However, looking at what goes on and understanding the background of the boys, it is beyond simple entertainment.

At work, through the SNF programme, are the principles and philosophies of MySkills, Transformation Beyond Skills. Much coordination is needed to put a dance, skit or a song rendition even; and prior to that, brainstorming of ideas. All these involve team work, ability to listen to one another, to trust, to believe in oneself, in one’s friends, to innovate, among others. Other skills like emotional skills and social skills also come into play. One learns to be patient, to practice, to give another person a chance, build confidence and simply enjoy the whole process. These humble beginnings have taken MySkills to greater heights, through the Astro Orangga Nadagam Programme.

But the greater achievement is what transformation each student undergoes as a result of these weekly opportunities. The memories of the audience enjoying is surely something that goes beyond the performance.

One has to come and experience the rich talent and the variety too, enjoy and check these great treasures.

 

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