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Realising Dreams to Mount Kinabalu 2019

Ministry of Human Resources Malaysia together with Global Expedition Club(GEC) gave an exclusive opportunity to 10 students from Myskills Foundation to hike Mount Kinabalu. The expedition started from 12th to 15th September 2019 with the group of GEC members together with 10 of our students.

Timpohon Gate (altitude of 1,866m) where all of us began the journey up the tallest point in Malaysia. The hike was truly a challenging one for our students, but with adrenaline rush and motivation from the GEC members it was a great push for them. Adding the challenge towards half way of the journey, bad weather with strong wind kicked in. We had to make tough call to patiently wait and later received news that it was not safe as the weather was getting really bad. Despite of the frustration of not completing the journey, we made a gratitude note for having a chance to
‘Feel’ the tallest mountain of our nation.

Azrul, one of our students who took part in the expedition shared he was very grateful that his dream of flying to Sabah and hiking Mount Kinabalu came like a wild dream. It was a lifetime experience for him. Getting on an aeroplane itself was first time for him too. Azrul also said that he will pray to come back to Mount Kinabalu someday and climb to the summit to complete this somehow.

Our Myskills students were very appreciative for the amazing opportunity given by Global Expedition Club together especially by YB Kulasegaran, Minister of Human Resources for the project “ Realising Dreams to Mount Kinabalu “

What gratified us is the impact that all the 10 boys gained from the last 2 months of intensive training and the maturity of handling contingencies. The universe had a great reason not to end the journey by reaching the summit once but driving us to come again with greater strength.

Selamat Hari Malaysia to All !

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MySkills OPEN DAY 2019

In conjunction with Merdeka Day celebration, MySkills had the privilege hosting Open Day event with Thendral Magazine Readers Club at campus in Kalumpang with students, parents, volunteers, donors, supporters, and together with local community.

Visitors and students enjoyed wide line up of activities on carnival mode with booths selling food with beverages, snacks, pastries, fun games with 9 A-Side football tournament too. Started from 9am until 6pm , there were constant crowd and energetic atmosphere where everyone having good time with each other. The students had prepared themselves for merdeka parade for opening ceremony and honored the day with respectful tribute for national belonging. Another initiative to relive nostalgic moments of watching movie on open field in the night, made the day a memorable one.

The core idea of OPEN DAY is to spend quality time with students and parents (our beneficiaries) in which the presence of volunteers and donors (stakeholders) add great value to us in MySkills.

MySkills Board of Directors took the privilege touring the campus new face-lift to the donors, supporters and volunteers and shared the development plans with great sense of gratification. We could sense many who supported the cause and joined the OPEN DAY admired the campus evolution taking place and pledged more support for greater commitment.

We take this opportunity to thank all those souls whom were there in campus despite of long weekend traffic but made their time available for community uplifting.

BE a Volunteer/Donor . Be the CHANGE !

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Public Awareness Medical Camp by Sai Ananda Nilayam in collaboration with MySkills Foundation

Many of us are heading towards end of holiday mode but for the team in MySkills and Sai Ananda Nilayam, it was a busy Sunday morning. For the very first time in Kalumpang Campus, we had co-organized Free Medical Camp in partnership with Sai Ananda Nilayam.

Sai Ananda Nilayam is a noble spiritual movement envisioned to provide this voluntary medical assistance for almost 15 years. From bi-annual camps, they have grown to organize monthly once in various hot spot area where medical assistance outreach are essential.

MySkills is humbled with their presence to make desirable impact where we also require personal medical attention and exposure on good hygiene practices. Many of our children whom enrol in MySkills are those from dysfunctional environment that lacks basic human values. We face tremendous challenges to re-engineer their character which require us to touch heavily on the basic living skills.

30 of the dedicated volunteers comprising of doctors, dentists, pharmacists, dermatologist , medical assistants and optometrist were early birds at 8am to kickstart the event. More than 150 students and local residents of Kalumpang town received the free medical screening and relevant medication from the medical officers. All of them were dressed up white to best reflect their genuine service for every community.

“Life is a song – sing it.
Life is a game – play it.
Life is a challenge – meet it.
Life is a dream – realize it.
Life is a sacrifice – offer it.
Life is love – enjoy it. “

Do contact us if you want to be a part of MySkills volunteer team to provide your passion and expertise for community uplifting.

Visit our Facebook page or website (www.myskills.org.my) to register as a volunteer. Together let’s make greater Impact !

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1.1.2019 , Welcoming 2019 with a GOAL !

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Myskills notched the New year with the most memorable event in the beginning of the year. Our Youth began 2019 with their very own Football Tournament which held on our football field. These young youth were pumped with energy and excitement for this tournament. A week before the tournament. A week before the tournament was held, our young and exited youth have started their training. They were prepared before entering the field on the day of the tournament.

The reason for this tournament organised was to compensate new year celebration with family for all the student in hostel. By organising such activities, we have observed stronger bonding with the students in which they are engaged productively for the public holiday. It was even merrier , when myskills staff together with the volunteers play together as a team.

Students were divided into 9 groups for 9-a-side tournament. Each game lasted for 14 minutes and all the teams concluded the one day league with memorable prizes and gratified experience. Gratitude to Mr.Ragavan ( Director of Myskills) and Myskills Volunteers ( Mr Ravi & Mr Mahen) who organised the tournament with fun-filled experience and welcome 2019 with A GOAL.

 

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Educating on Drugs Abuse to Myskills Youths ( A session with Mr Yogeswaran )

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“When a student, in school, or anyone, offers a tablet for remembering for school lessons well, you must think”.  This is what Jananey, 16, says she has learned, apart from other useful information from a Drug Awareness session conducted by Mr. Yogeswaran from Kementerian Dalam Negeriat MySkills on December 20th.These tablets which come in four colours, i.e. red, apple green, yellow and blue are drugs. These are harmful to health and are addictive. And so one must not take them, she said. She further explained that these impact the heart, have poison and lead to mental disturbance.  While she did hear about such an impact when she was in school, she did not take this knowledge seriously.

Tharshini Sunder 17added that taking drugs meant a “slow death” because if someone stars taking drugs, it becomes addictive. The mind she said will keep saying “drugs”. These are among the facts she learnt through the talk. She wants to play a role in society to try and stop young people from joining bad company and become drug addicts.

Ms. Anne Samuel, a lecturer from MySkills, appreciates this programme, reflecting on it as a “perfect programme for students in the age range of 14 to 17 as it has provided them with knowledge about the type of drugs and how one gets addicted.  The speaker’s strong stand against drug addiction, its impact on the lives of the addicts which was very sad, opened the eyes of the students, added Ms. Anne. The value of the talk provided students an insight into how to choose friends and life partners. This itself is a big bonus from the talk, said Ms. Anne.

MySkills with its commitment to transforming the attitudes   of youth from very tough backgrounds, continues to make available programmes which empower our youth. Tharshini, in making a statement about her own contribution, certainly is in the right direction.   So too Jananey who has “sat up” and taken seriously the path she must stay away from, for life. And chose that which MySkills has lit up for her and all who come via the MySkills door.

Veronica Anne Retnam

31.12.2018

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Ending with Good Qualities

Yesterday marked the last Bhagavad Gita class conducted by our most dedicated Volunteer Ms Ranjini for year 2018 at Myskills Foundation. They had a small gathering to celebrate a good full year of joy, fun and knowledge that we have obtained in this 2018.

Dr. Prajindra honoured the gathering with his presence and as our Guest of Honour, he delivered a talk on *“Conquering the Enemies- Anger and Envy”.*

They also talked about success. A true success is to be peaceful. With peace comes happiness. But how to attain this? First, one has to attain a successful mind. Texts 13 and 14 of Chapter 12 of the Bhagavad Gita describes how one can attain a successful mind.

Bg. 12.13-14
adveṣṭā sarva-bhūtānāṁ
maitraḥ karuṇa eva ca
nirmamo nirahaṅkāraḥ
sama-duḥkha-sukhaḥ kṣamī

santuṣṭaḥ satataṁ yogī
yatātmā dṛḍha-niścayaḥ
mayy arpita-mano-buddhir
yo mad-bhaktaḥ sa me priyaḥ

Translation
One who is not envious but is a *kind friend to all living entities*, who *does not think himself a proprietor* and is *free from false ego*, who is *equal in both happiness and distress*, who is *tolerant*, *always satisfied*, *self-controlled*, and *engaged in devotional service with determination*, his *mind and intelligence fixed on Me* – such a devotee of Mine is very dear to Me.

Looking forward to a good 2019 and may our learning and the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita bring about the transformation we all very much hanker for. Happy New Year!

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The inspiring news

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https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2018/09/05/turning-disability-into-dance-crutches-and-wheelchairs-become-part-of-inspiring-performance/

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Miracles on Wheels 2018

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Myskills Foundation proudly brings you Miracle on Wheels 2018 !

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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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