What is Community Mental Health? (Podcast)

Our work with the B40 community is guided by the Community Based Approach, a multidimensional approach that seeks to provide various services for a community, and one of them is mental health support. In this interview with BFM: The Business Station, our partner SOLS Health’s Managing Director Ellisha Othman, and Head of Community Development, Anita Ahmad […]

Supporting the Sustainable Activities of Underprivileged Kids

Report by Khazanah Research Institute According to a 2014 report by Khazanah Research Institute, while Malaysia’s overall poverty rate has fallen over time, the country still sees 0.6% of its population unable to fulfil basic needs. This group of Malaysians also do not have access to basic amenities such as electricity, water and medical care. […]

Kak J: Small Business, Big Dreams

Sometimes I ask myself, “Wouldn’t it be great to one day own a [store] of my own?” Jariah Pajri, or Kak J as known by her neighbours, has even named her store ‘My Impian’, or ‘My Dream’. In a way, it symbolises her hope for this venture of hers, which she genuinely hopes to see become […]

Meet the Ginger Farmers of Keningau

“Ada giok!” (“There are worms!”) exclaimed the women farmers of Kampung Tulid when asked how their recent ginger harvest was. The crop had shown signs of a fungal infection as it approached the midpoint of the growth cycle. Fanny Londou, 58, Nuniah Janil, 42, Helen Nency Saimin, 33, and Emeliana Garang, 51, all expressed relief that […]

Yayasan Hasanah Celebrates “Women Overcoming Barriers of Discrimination” for International Women’s Day

Impact-based foundation of Khazanah Nasional invites YB Maria Chin amongst other guest speakers to talk on their work and women empowerment in Malaysia. Impact-based foundation, Yayasan Hasanah (“Hasanah”), organised it’s 12th ILMU Hasanah session entitled “Celebrating Women Overcoming Barriers of Discrimination” for International Women’s Day 2019 by featuring four local women speakers of various backgrounds.   […]

Moving towards a national implementation of a family based care system in Malaysia through the deinstitutionalisation of children (DI)

Research into children’s early development indicates that even a relatively short institutional placement can negatively affect brain development and have life-long consequences on emotional well-being and behaviour. In line with this, since 2014, Hasanah has been working closely with OrphanCare on finding alternative solutions to children being placed in institutions particularly orphanages. This includes appointing […]