[BREAKING NEWS] M’SIA INAUGURATES NATION’S 1ST NATION-BUILDING PROGRAM FOR KIDS TOWARDS UN’S SUSTAINABILITY DEV GOALS BETWEEN PUBLIC & INT’L SCHOOLS, ENDORSED BY MESTECC

Published by Adam Ham @ 24/11/2019

A successful organization of the innaugural Kids for Kids 2019 Finals, endorsed by MESTECC

Change Your World Sdn. Bhd. (Change Your World) held the Grand Finals of the Kids For Kids, Malaysia’s first nation building program developed for kids towards the sustainable development goals set by the United Nations, at the Palace of the Golden Horses, Seri Kembangan last night (23 Nov 2019). The program, consisting of students mainly from Sekolah Kebangsaan Kiaramas, Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Megah, Sekolah Kebangsaan Jalan U3, Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Putra Perdana, Cempaka International School, Damansara, HELP International  School, Oasis International School, is a two-month program that caters to kids aged 9 to 12 years old that was launched by YB Hannah Yeoh, Member of Parliament of Malaysia for the Segambut constituency in Kuala Lumpur, on 12th September 2019. Cempaka International School, Damansara, hosted the Kids For Kids program.

Guest of Honors: Y.M. Tunku Datuk Mu’tamir Tunku Tan Sri Mohamed and Datin Paulene Tunku Mu’tamir, Royal House of Negeri Sembilan

9-12 Years Old Kids pitching & presenting on stage for Kids for Kids 2019

The Guest of Honor, Y.M. Tunku Datuk Mu’tamir Tunku Tan Sri Mohamed and Datin Paulene Tunku Mu’tamir, Royal House of Negeri Sembilan was present to grace the event last night, accompanied by Dr Felicia Soong, crowned Champion of Mrs. Malaysia Universe 2018/19 and Ambassador for Be My Protector & Change Your World, Captain Martin A Sebastian, Captain Royal Malaysian Navy (Former United Nations Peacekeeping Strategic Planner of New York) and Edison Choong, Deputy Director of MATRADE.

Kevin Lim, CEO and Cathryn Loh, COO of Change Your World persenting a Toke of Appreciation to the Guest of Honors, Y.M. Tunku Datuk Mu’tamir Tunku Tan Sri Mohamed and Datin Paulene Tunku Mu’tamir, Royal House of Negeri Sembilan

Winner's Trophies for Kids for Kids 2019

Change Your World, a social enterprise founded by Kelvin Lim and Cathryn Loh, goal is to empower the next generation of leaders to care about issues of social justice and bring change through creativity and entrepreneurship. The Kids For Kids program aims to facilitate social integration for kids in Malaysia and to create an entrepreneurial spirit in them.

L-R: Dr Felicia Soong, Ambassador of Be By Protector & Change Your World (Mrs Malaysia Universe 2018/19); Joey Wong; Prof Dato Dr Jayles Yeoh, President of ARFF; Cathryn Loh, COO of Change Your World; Kelvin Lim, CEO of Change Your World; Datin Paulene Tunku Mu’tamir & Y.M. Tunku Datuk Mu’tamir Tunku Tan Sri Mohamed, Royal House of Negeri Sembilan; Captain Martin A Sebastian, Capt Royal Malaysian Navy (R) & Former UN Peacekeeping Strategic Planner of New York; Jacinta Monica; Crystal Tung, Miss Malaysia Tourism Metropolitan 2017

Datin Paulene Tungku Mu'Tamir, Royal Household of Negeri Sembilan

Datin Paulene Tunku Mu’tamir, Royal House of Negeri Sembilan, said, “Children is our most precious resource and therefore, we have to prepare them at a young age to be resilient and be able to adapt to the rapidly changing world we live in today. By allowing their creative minds to work together, they will be able to come up with innovative solutions to our global problems.”

Joanne Ang, Miss Malaysia International Slimmer 2017 with contestants of Kids for Kids 2019

Joey Wong & Prof Dato' Dr Jayles Yeoh, President of ASEAN Retail-Chain & Franchise Federation (ARFF) giving encouragements to the students & contestants of Kids for Kids 2019

UEM Sunrise Berhad (UEM Sunrise), one of Malaysia’s leading property developers and master developer of Iskandar Puteri, is the main sponsor of the Kids For Kids program. The ability to empower students to create solutions for global issues and build a better planet for their future is an opportunity that is fully supported by UEM Sunrise. The Kids For Kids program is in line with UEM Sunrise’s outreach programs, which are designed around three pillars: Education Enhancement; Community Engagement and Environmental Conservation. 

Cathryn Loh, COO of Change Your World; Kelvin Lim, CEO of Change Your World; Max Sim, 10X CEOs Strategy Coach; Jeffrey Tham, Managing Director of Emphasis Communication; Dato' Freida Pilus, Founder & Mentor of Cempaka Group of Schools; Chiau Haw Choon, Group Managing Director of Chin Hin Group; Dato' Edwin Tan, CEO of Hatten Hotels Worldwide; Elilia Azyyati Abdul Rahman, General Manager - Corporate Comm of UEM Sunrise Berhad; Dr Felicia Soon, Ambassador of Be My Protector & Change Your World (Mrs Malaysia Universe 2018/19);

Cryatal Tung, Dr Felicia Soong, Kelvin Lim and Guest of Honors, Datin Paulene Tunku Mu’tamir & Y.M. Tunku Datuk Mu’tamir Tunku Tan Sri Mohamed, Royal House of Negeri Sembilan observing contestants presentations at booths

“Over the past two months, we have seen this group of diverse students evolve and have become more aware of their social responsibilities. They are able to work as a team and overcome their differences to achieve their goals. The students have truly understood the importance of using and further developing their entrepreneurial skills to innovate solutions to overcome and solve social issues,” says Kelvin Lim, Chief Executive Officer for Change Your World.

Dr Felicia Soon, Ambassador of Be My Protector & Change Your World (Mrs Malaysia Universe 2018/19) & Cathryn Loh, COO of Change Your World

Cathryn Loh, COO of Change Your World & Edison Choong, Deputy Director of MATRADE

The Kids For Kids program consisted of three stages which are KIDVENTURE, KIDNOVATOR and KIDEXPRESS. These 3 stages have led up to the grand finals called KIDSPRESENT, where 8 groups of students presented their team’s idea and solution to the judges. The teams with the Best Idea for each category (Pollution, Inequality or Child Exploitation) were announced on the 23rd November 2019.

Captain Martin A Sebastian, Capt Royal Malaysian Navy (R) & Former UN Peacekeeping Strategic Planner of New York

Results of the competition is as follows:

1. Unikeros (Help International School & Sekolah Kebangsaan Jalan U3) - Cyber Grooming

2. Superkids (Help International School & Sekolah Kebangsaan Jalan U3) - Pollution

3. Problem solvers (Oasis International School & SK Putra Perdana) - Inequality

Champions of the People at the Kids for Kids 2019

Other VIPs, Partners and Honorable Judges present were also Dato’ Freida Pilus, Founder of Cempaka Group of Schools; Dato’ Edwin Tan, CEO of Hatten Hotels Worldwide; Datuk Michael Kang, National Director of SME Association of Malaysia; Prof Dato’ Dr Jayles Yeoh, President of ASEAN Retail-Chains & Franchise Federation; Emilia Azyyati Abdul Rahman, General Manager of Corporate Communications of UEM Sunrise Berhad; Chiau Haw Choon, Group Managing Director of Chin Hin Group; and Joescher Chee, Principal of Global Entrepreneur Exchange.

Gala Dinner Awards of Kids for Kids 2019

For more info, please log on to Change Your World on Facebook or visit www.changeyourworld.com.my.

Co-Emcee, Cassandra Yeoh introducing the Kids for Kids 2019 program for the evening