SASS partners with the MHTC on the Reality Check Video Challenge 2017

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 programme, the School of Arts and Social Sciences (SASS) from Monash University Malaysia signed-up to partnership with MHTC. The objective of this campaign is also 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 maximize their creativity.

The prize giving ceremony for this campaign was held on 12th August 2017 at the Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur. SASS had a total a total 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”, emphasizing the core values of being ‘physically fit, mentally healthy and spiritually content. There were at least a total of 650 individual submissions for this category from seven partnering universities which saw 30 winners. Two out of the thirty winners were Ms Kimberly Lee Yeah Hui and Ms. Yap Whey Ling from SASS. Each of them won RM 200 cash prize reward and complimentary vouchers for free dental treatment in the Solo Video Category. Mr Brandon Liu, the Head of Product & Local Market at Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council was there to present the awards to all the fellow winners.

Kimberly Lee Yeah Hui, an undergraduate majoring in International Studies & minor in Journalism expressed that this event had inspired her to make more videos and it serves 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 manage to boost student’s creativity, innovation and discipline” said Kimberly Lee.

Yap Whey Ling, an undergraduate student majoring in Psychology & Communication found that the MHTC Video Challenge was an interesting ride. As someone that loves filming and video editing, she had joined the challenge in hopes of gaining some experience while doing something she thoroughly enjoyed. “Brainstorming for video ideas had been the more challenging part of the MHTC video challenge but filming with the help of some friends have made the whole experience enjoyable. With the overwhelming amount of entries, I had not expected 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.

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