Pledge and do your part
9 March 2017
Albert Einstein once said: “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile”. Giving back and not wanting anything in return, with the realisation that you’ve helped someone make a significant change in his or her life, is a reward on its own.
In the name of charity, Associate Professor Wong Chee Piau from the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences will be scaling Mount Kinabalu on 20 March 2017. He has been training for the past two months diligently - walking up and down nine flight of stairs daily!
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Dr Wong started a Community Based Practice Program in 2006, which placed second year medical students in community Non-Government Organisations (NGO). In 2013 and 2014, he brought together like-minded individuals within Monash Malaysia to organise the Community Engagement Week. In 2015, he also organised Monash Volunteers.
When asked why he decided to conduct community engagement events, Dr Wong shared, “As doctors, we serve the community. As such, to be effective in our roles, we must be aware of the various social and psychological factors, which can influence their health.”
Together with his team - Associate Professor Dr Grace Lee (School of Business), Dr Jonathan Driskell and Dr Joel Moore (School of Arts and Social Sciences), Dr Babak Salamatinia (School of Engineering) and Renee Loke (JCSMHS) - a series of activities will be organised throughout 2017, with proceeds going to Jumble Station.
Jumble Station, a social entrepreneurship for single parents, is an NGO that operates a thrift shop (Opp Shop) and a tuition centre in Subang Mewah. The Monash team will organise a collection drive for items to be sold in the Opp Shop and help run a ‘Back to School’ initiative. Another activity planned is futsal with the blind
Want to help too? You may pledge cash, donate items such as books or school uniforms, or even participate in futsal with the blind. Simply click here to do your part.