SASS partners with MHTC on Reality Check Video Challenge 2017

Lee receiving award from Brandon Liu

The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC), an agency under the Ministry of Health Malaysia was tasked to promote Malaysia’s profile as the world’s top-of-mind destination for world class healthcare services through a reality check campaign. Considering the importance of this public engagement program, the School of Arts and Social Sciences (SASS) from Monash University Malaysia signed-up to partnership with MHTC. The objective of the campaign was to groom and provide opportunities for local content creators to shine. A sum of RM 2,000.00 was granted as a seed fund for SASS and students to jump on the video challenge bandwagon. Dr Ghislaine L. Lewis, ex-lecturer in Journalism at SASS, provided coaching to the students in order for them to maximise their creativity.

The prize giving ceremony for this campaign was held on 12 August 2017 at the Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur. SASS had a total of 63 video submissions for the Solo Video Category as each student is allowed to submit 3 five-second videos on the complete “Malaysian Healthcare Experience”, emphasising the core values of being ‘physically fit, mentally healthy and spiritually content. There were a total of 650 individual submissions for this category from seven partnering universities. 

Yap receiving award from Brandon Liu

30 winners were picked including Kimberly Lee Yeah Hui and Yap Whey Ling from SASS. Both Lee and Yap won RM200 cash prize and complimentary vouchers for free dental treatment in the Solo Video Category. Brandon Liu, the Head of Product & Local Market at Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council was there to present the awards to the winners.

Lee, an undergraduate majoring in International Studies and minor in Journalism, expressed that the event had inspired her to make more videos and served as a reminder that what she had learned in school can be applied in real life. “I would encourage more students to join the second phase of MHTC Reality Check as this competition managed to boost student’s creativity, innovation and discipline” said Lee.

Yap, an undergraduate student majoring in Psychology and Communication, discovered what an interesting ride the MHTC Video Challenge was. As someone who loves filming and video editing, she joined the challenge in hopes of gaining experiences while doing something she thoroughly enjoyed. “Brainstorming for video ideas was the challenging part of the MHTC video challenge but filming with the help of friends made the whole experience enjoyable. With the overwhelming amount of entries, I did not expect to win in either categories, so the winning came as quite a surprise for me. From filming, video editing to the unexpected winning, it was such an exciting experience. I’m thankful for the opportunity and experience provided by Monash University and Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council”, said Yap.

Congratulations to all winners!