FOREWORD YABhg. Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor Honorary Patron, "Gaza Dibela" Initiative
s a mother, I feel remorse to see the suffering of children in Gaza, Palestine. As I understood, hundreds of children were killed and thousands of them lost their parents or were injured in the recent armed conflict. It saddened me to see the pictures of these children. I could feel them calling for help from our global community. That is why I am keen to be the Honorary Patron of “Gaza Dibela” initiative by the Universal Peace Federation of Malaysia. Today, we find that the world has grown smaller and the world's people have become almost one community. The advancement of internet and telecommunications are eliminating ancient barriers of distance, culture and race. In the past, isolated communities could afford to think of one another as fundamentally separate and even existed in total isolation. Nowadays, however, events in one part of the world eventually affect the entire global community. Therefore we have to treat each major local problem as a global concern. We need to understand that we are all part of this one big global family. We are all interconnected and interdependent. We must learn to work not just for our self, our family or nation, but for the benefit of all mankind. The 'Power of 10 sen – Gaza Dibela' promotes such universal responsibility and the spirit of brother- and sisterhood. I believe such simple act of kindness is planting the seed of love and kindness in the heart of our children. It doesn’t matter how much we collected because what is more important is how our mold and raise our future generation, who will determine the future of humanity. The culture of giving for others, the genuine practice of love and compassion, is the foundation of a peaceful and civilized future. I must thank all organisations and schools that have taken part in this noble campaign. Your involvement has shown the great compassion of Malaysian people and this is giving tremendous hope to the children in Gaza. I hope this initiative will continue and be broadened to help children in other countries such as Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Cambodia and so on. Let us continue to protect and nurture the lives of ‘our’ children around the world.
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” –Mahatma Gandhi
Thank you very much.
“In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.” –Mother Teresa
(Y.A.BHG. DATIN PADUKA SERI ROSMAH MANSOR)
YB. Senator Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon
Tan Sri Datin Paduka Seri Hjh Zaleha Ismail
Minister In The Prime Minister's Department (Unity & Performance)
President, Universal Peace Federation of Malaysia
t is a great pleasure for me to welcome everyone of you to The Appreciation Ceremony of Power of 10 sen Gaza Dibela co-organized by Universal Peace Federation and Malaysian Red Crescent Society.
elcome to the ‘Power of 10 Sen – Gaza Dibela’ Appreciation Ceremony. This is truly a humanitarian effort “for children, by children”, and the first of its kind taking place in Malaysia. I must express my sincere gratitude to our Honorary Patron, Yang Amat Berbahagia Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor for giving us her inspiration and encouragement for us to realize this meaningful initiative.
I believe that people of all societies are entitled to live in an environment that is socially just and equitable, and be allowed to pursue a life of dignity and fulfillment. Children constitute more than half of the population of Gaza and are bearing the brunt of the crisis. They are severely suffering from a series of restrictions imposed upon them. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child puts an emphasis on the need to take all feasible measures to ensure the protection, care and welfare of children who are affected by armed conflict. As the saying goes, little drops of water make a mighty ocean. The 10 sen coins can multiply in to a meaningful amount able to feed many needy mouths of Gaza. The ‘Power of 10 Sen’ is an awareness program to inculcate a culture of peace and service amongst the children of Malaysia towards building the realization of a single Global Family transcending race, religion and culture. The ‘Power of 10 Sen’ raises fund through collection of 10 sen from Malaysian children to help those children who suffering due to war, conflict, disaster, poverty and diseases. The donation drive is also aimed at helping the children caged in The Gaza Strip, who have witnessed more death and destruction than most other humans might have witnessed in a lifetime, and to raise awareness about their ongoing plight. Without the help that they desperately need to heal their physical, mental, and emotional wounds, these children do not stand a chance. Finally, I urge everyone to work together in ensuring Malaysians are instilled with moral values, discipline and positive social values for the development of our human capital – 1Malaysia.
The ‘Power of 10 Sen’ is an initiative to promote the culture of giving and living for others especially among the younger generation. The crux of the drive is the belief that ‘everyone can give’, and for as little as 10 sen and collectively it can make a huge difference. ‘Power of 10 Sen – Gaza Dibela’ was launched on 9 March 2009 to raise funds for the children in war-torn Gaza. Until today, many are suffering from poverty, malnutrition and the situation has become critical after the recent war this year. Throughout the two-month campaign, our Malaysian children has amazed me at how compassionate and caring they are towards the suffering of the children – their brothers and sisters in war-torn Gaza. We have collected about 1.4 million 10 sen coins from kindergardens, primary and secondary schools, some good-hearted individuals and NGOs. Our children have shown us not just the Power of 10 sen, but the ‘power of love’. They are making a difference to the thousands of suffering children in Gaza. Let us applaud the dedication shown by the children in Malaysia. Let us encourage everyone of them to live a lifestyle of giving and living for the sake of others. I believe the spirit of altruistic love is the pillar of good character and leadership of the next generation. I would also like to thank all partners of this project – Malaysian Red Crescent, National Unity and Integration Department, Universiti Malaya and Ministry of Education for your kind support in making the Power of 10 Sen – Gaza Dibela a great success.
Thank you very much.
(TAN SRI DR. KOH TSU KOON)
(TAN SRI DATIN PADUKA SERI HJH ZALEHA ISMAIL)
FOREWORD Tunku Tan Sri Dato’ Shahriman Bin Tunku Sulaiman
APPRECIATION CEREMONY Progamme – 24 June 2009
National Chairman, Malaysian Red Crescent
he 'Power of 10 Sen' is the first ever collaboration with the Universal Peace Federation of Malaysia (UPF) that attempts to connect the children in Malaysia with the children in Gaza, in a simple but meaningful gesture. Besides helping to alleviate the pain and suffering of the Palestinian children; Malaysians also benefit by learning about the value of money, as well as to emphatise with others who are less fortunate.
MRC was involved in carrying out the campaign in secondary and primary schools throughout the country. The effort received a lot of support from the committed school principals, headmasters, teachers, youths and children. Good cooperation given by all the state’s education department greatly facilitated our task of accessing the schools and students nationwide. In general, it was an exciting and rewarding experience for all involved, adults and students alike. Here, I must congratulate all those involved including volunteers, teachers and students on a job well done. As the national chairman of the Malaysian Red Crescent, I wish to convey many thanks to Yang Amat Berbahagia Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor for her support throughout this project. I would also like to express our appreciation to YBhg. Tan Sri Hjh Zaleha Ismail and the UPF team for mooting this idea and collaborating with Malaysian Red Crescent, in the recent months to ensure its successful implementation. It was an honour for MRC to be given the opportunity to work with UPF on this special project and we look forward to more positive collaboration in the future.
8.40 am 9.20 am
Arrival of Guest of Honor
YABhg. Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor
Honorary Patron of ‘Gaza Dibela' Initiative
YBhg. Datuk Mahadzir Lokman
Master of Ceremony
Video Presentation The Journey of ‘Power of 10 Sen – Gaza Dibela’
Welcome Address by
YBhg. Tan Sri Datin Paduka Seri Hjh Zaleha Ismail
President of Universal Peace Federation of Malaysia
YM Tunku Tan Sri Dato’ Shahriman bin Tunku Sulaiman
National Chairman of Malaysian Red Crescent Society
Video Presentation ‘Determined Heart of Malaysia Children’
Poem Recital 'Power of 10 Sen – Gaza Dibela'
Appreciation Address by
Honorary Patron of ‘Gaza Dibela' Initiative
Mock Cheque Presentation
Presentation of Souvenirs & Certificates
Ambassadors for Peace Appointment
Presentation of Souvenir to the Honorary Patron
‘International Humanitarian Law’ in Gaza by Red Crescent Society of WPKL
(Tunku Tan Sri Dato’ Shahriman Bin Tunku Sulaiman)
Arrival of Invited Guests & Members of the Media
(Cekalnya Hati Anak Malaysia)
'Crystal Heart of the Little Mermaid – Universal Peace' (Hati Kristal Si Duyung Cilik – Keamanan Sejagat) by Tabika Perpaduan WPKL
YABhg. Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor
Launching of Gaza Dibela
By Children For Children Charity Drive
Nationwide Donation Drive UPF & MRCS
his campaign was launched on 9 March 2009 by YABhg Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor at Dewan Tunku Canselor, University of Malaya. More than 1,500 participants from 12 universities and colleges, secondary schools, NGOs, and government departments filled to capacity the hall.
Two Gaza children, Muhammed and Mo’men, ages 6 and 5, made an appearance on stage when the campaign was launched. They had arrived from Gaza just a week earlier with their parents. Their home was damaged in the recent conflict and they hope to start a new life in Malaysia. According to the father, most of the children in Gaza are still living in poverty and lack a proper education. Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, the Patron of "Gaza Dibela" Initiative said in her address: “It is very timely to launch this campaign as children are always the biggest victims of war. They deserve to grow up in a peaceful environment with parental love and good education.”
hree hundred primary and secondary schools throughout 13 states in the country ardently participated in this charity drive. Over 6,000 donation boxes were distributed.
SK Sri Melor, Kota Bharu
SK Sri Melor, Kota Bharu
SK Sri Melor, Kota Bharu
Miss Malaysia 2008, Soo Wincci supported Power of 10 Sen launching at MRCS Headquarter
Nationwide Donation Drive "Tabika Perpaduan" JPNIN
he Department of National Unity and Integration Malaysia fully supported the 'Power of 10 Sen â€“ Gaza Dibela, By Children For Children' charity drive. 5,000 donation boxes were distributed to 1,600 "Tabika Perpaduan" throughout Malaysia.
Nationwide Donation Drive Press Release
Un iver sa l Peace
Ma laysia n
Federation of Malaysia he Universal Peace Federation is a global network of individuals and organizations committed to peace dialogue, education and service. UPF programs engage leaders representing a wide range of fields and areas of interest, including government, civil society, religion, academia, the media, the arts, sports and the private sector.
The Universal Peace Federation affirms a model of leadership and good governance guided by the principle of “living for the sake of others”. Ambassadors for Peace (AFP) The Ambassadors for Peace (AFP) are a growing network of leaders dedicated to making a difference. AFPs represent the religious, racial and ethnic diversity of the human family, and all disciplines of human endeavor. Service-Learning The Universal Peace Federation carries out service projects for peace, applying the principle of living sake for others and build healthy relationships as a family. Character Education The UPF Character Education initiative offers a comprehensive approach to character education. It focuses on universal values and core ethical principles common to all cultures. It advocates that the family is the first school of love, and teaches that the school has an active role to play in character formation.
Red Crescent Society alaysian Red Crescent was incorporated under The Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) Act 1965 with its constitutional objective to provide humanitarian services as auxiliary to the Government.
Malaysian Red Crescent passes through various phases of development, encounters and resolves diverse humanitarian problems in the process.
Since then, MRCS has been devoted to the care of the most vulnerable, providing assistance to the people and victims of disaster or crisis in incredible need.
Throughout its 61 years of existence, it has earned a reputation for excellent public service and has become a living testimony of the Malaysians courage and innate desire to help those in need and rely for the basics of survival.
Malaysian Red Crescent biggest achievements is coping with problems of the Vietnamese Boat People; training of First Aider in Every Home; sustaining rehabilitation and reconstruction programmes resulting from the Tsunami catastrophe; providing emergency and post-earthquake services during the Bam Earthquake, Philippines Mud Slide and Landslide, Tsunami in Indonesia, Pakistan & Jogjakarta Earthquake, Myanmar Cyclone Nargis, Sichuan Earthquake and Gaza thereby positioning our volunteers and community based humanitarian organization “acting locally, responding globally”.
Our aim is to be self sustaining via our multifaceted projects. Our mission is to help people in need which is indeed a huge and daunting task. We need fresh funding as the existing funds which MRCS has obtained from various public donations are fast depleting. We can only provide the level of immediate assistance required by the vulnerable with your help. MRCS can only help then if you help us: ••Disaster Preparedness & Response ••HIV/AIDS ••Health & Care in the Community ••Youth ••Organizational Development ••Ambulance Services
We believe our objectives will be in line with or complementary to the pursuits of your own goals and aspirations in discharging individual/ corporate responsibility towards communities.
UPF is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia Tabika Perpaduan W.P. Kuala Lumpur (127 Kelas) Tabika Perpaduan Negeri Johor (175 Kelas) Tabika Perpaduan Negeri Perak (152 Kelas) Tabika Perpaduan Negeri Selangor (156 Kelas) Tabika Perpaduan Negeri Kedah (102 Kelas) Tabika Perpaduan Negeri Pulau Pinang (115 Kelas) Tabika Perpaduan Negeri Sarawak (136 Kelas) Tabika Perpaduan Negeri Sembilan (117 Kelas) Tabika Perpaduan Negeri Sabah (109 Kelas) Tabika Perpaduan Negeri Kelantan (94 Kelas) Tabika Perpaduan Negeri Terengganu (62 Kelas) Tabika Perpaduan W.P. Labuan (24 Kelas) Tabika Perpaduan W.P. Putrajaya (2 Kelas) Tabika Perpaduan Negeri Perlis (37 Kelas) Tabika Perpaduan Negeri Melaka (61 Kelas)
SMK & SJK Negeri Selangor (20 schools) SMK & SJK Negeri Terengganu (20 schools) SMK & SJK W.P. Kuala Lumpur (20 schools) SMK & SJK Negeri Sarawak (20 schools) SMK & SJK Negeri Perak (20 schools) SMK & SJK Negeri Sabah (20 schools) SMK & SJK Negeri Melaka (20 schools) SMK & SJK Negeri Sembilan (20 schools) SMK & SJK Negeri Kelantan (20 schools) SMK & SJK Negeri Kedah (20 schools) SMK & SJK Negeri Perlis (20 schools) SMK & SJK Negeri Johor (20 schools) SMK & SJK Negeri Pahang (20 schools)
•• National Council of Woman’s Organization •• Rukun Tetangga Section 17 •• Ti-Ratana Welfare Society •• Persatuan Belia Waja Watan Terengganu •• Seloka Sukma Sdn Bhd •• Perak Ladies Club •• At Embassy (M) Sdn Bhd •• Persatuan Restoran Muslim Malaysia •• W-CARP •• Pusat Tuisyen Ilmu Dinamik •• Family Federation for World Peace and Unification
•• Universiti Tun Abdul Razak •• Universiti Malaya •• HELP University College •• Universiti Tun Abdul Rahman •• Universiti Putra Malaysia •• International University College of Technology TWINTECH •• Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University •• University College Sedaya International •• Universiti Teknologi MARA •• Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman
We would like also thanks all INDIVIDUALS (not listed here) who have generously supported the campaign.
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Published on Jul 9, 2009