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SMA collaborates with Pertiwi Soup Kitchen to distribute food to the homeless

Date : 2 February 2018

In conjunction with KL City Week, the Greener Sysmex team of 30 staff sacrificed their Friday evening to distribute food & recycled clothing to almost 1,000 homeless poor in Kuala Lumpur. Many thanks to Dato Munirah, the founder of Pertiwi Soup Kitchen who agreed to this collaboration with Sysmex Malaysia and other organizations such as Kechara Soup Kitchen, Food Aid Foundation and Gardenia Bread.

This augurs well with the spirit of the coming Chinese New Year and represents the Greener Sysmex Committee initiative to encourage the habit of giving back to the society and giving a treat to the underprivilege community.

Food distributed includes biscuits, waffles, bread, beverages and mandarin oranges, while recycled clothes and shoes was given away amidst a celebrity, Chef Zam and his team who were busy preparing meals at Pusat Gelendangan Medan Tuanku.

SMA staffs were divided into different group, taking care of different food stations. There were mandarin oranges station, drinks station, dry food station, clothes station, packing station etc. There were also 6 staffs that were assigned to be runners of the night which their main tasks are to bring kids below age of 5 to collect their food from different station. Sysmex treat bags were given out to the less fortunate on that night at two different location – Lorong Medan Tuanku 2 as well as Anjung Singgah YKN Kuala Lumpur.

It was a night of teamwork for the Greener Sysmex squad who participated in this event with remarkable sharing and meaningful caring for the underprivileged.

Sysmex Malaysia celebrates IFtar Ramadhan with the Orphans

Date : 16 June 2017

As part of the Muslim culture, SMA organized the breaking of the fast dinner for all staff, business partners and invited 30 orphans from the Pusat Jagaan Cahaya Kasih Bestari, Kg Melayu Subang, Shah Alam  as our special guests to this Iftar Ramadhan celebration.

Following the introduction by our emcees, Meor & Jacey and the recital prayer by Ahmad Faizal, , our Managing Director, Albert highlighted in his opening speech the correlation between Sysmex Way values and Greener Sysmex CSR activities to help the less fortunate. It was a grand event complete with Teduh Canopy(Light Fairy decoration in Arabic Transparent canopy and Chivalry Chair Sets with Table) set up in SMA office compound  supplied with catering from the famous Arabic/Lebanese Al-Rawsha restaurant.

A special drama sketch was performed by SMA staff about the open house trend during Hari Raya Aidilfitri (Eid -Muslim Celebration Eve after Fasting) where people will be visiting each other to strengthen the friendship bonds with family members, relatives and friends. A school utility container gift was also presented by all Team Managers to each of the orphans. It was a memorable occasion with everyone gathering to take group photos and the orphans were treated to play with fireworks/sparkles as part of the Muslim culture in this festive celebration.

Sysmex Malaysia collaborate with PERTIWI Soup Kitchen to feed the Homeless to start off the New Year

Date : 06 Jan 2017

Thirty SMA employee and family members sacrificed a Friday night to participate in a Greener Sysmex project in collaboration with PERTIWI Soup Kitchen to feed the homeless in Kuala Lumpur.  This was our second participation and the Greener Sysmex Committee managed to get more participation compared to last year.  PERTIWI Soup Kitchen is a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian food-aid service to the homeless and hard-core poor irrespective of race or religion.

SMA donated total of 600 treat bags which contains of biscuits, swiss roll, soya drink, pop-corn and tissue and 600 waffles from Gardenia Malaysia.  Our employees were divided into few teams taking charge of 6 stations with some of us giving out pack of rice and vegetables, bananas, drinks, snacks and recycle clothes. A number of us became ‘runners’ helping the children and elderly people to carry their foods and drinks.  The distribution were done at Lorong Medan Tuanku 2 and Kota Raya, Kuala Lumpur.

 

SMA Donates Blood to Save Lives at the National Blood Transfusion Centre

On 4th May 2016, SMA  Greener Sysmex organized a blood donation campaign at the National Blood Transfusion Centre, Malaysia. The event was held in conjunction with a Coagulation scientific seminar which was a collaboration between  Sysmex Malaysia and the National Blood Transfusion Centre.

The objective of this blood donation campaign was to promote the importance of blood donation to save lives and a culture of volunteerism among employees at Sysmex Malaysia.

As soon as the campaign started in the morning, Sysmex staffs arrived at the centre in succession. There were a total of 20 staffs signed up as blood donors on that day. 13 of them were eligible to donate blood. All donors were briefed about the terms and conditions of donating blood, as well as some health advice regarding blood donation.

The campaign ended at 12 noon, marked by a group photo taken together with Dato Dr Faraizah who is the Deputy Director of the National Blood Transfusion Centre. She  thanked all donors for their donation and commended about Sysmex Malaysia effort to encourage our staff to donate blood annually. Everyone was proud to be part of the contribution to society and thankful to the Greener Sysmex committee for their organizing efforts.

Sysmex Malaysia collaborate with PERTIWI Soup Kitchen to feed the Homeless

On 18 Jan 2016, twenty two (22) SMA staff and family collaborated with PERTIWI Soup Kitchen to feed the homeless people in Kuala Lumpur as part of our Greener Sysmex program. In this event, we work as a team to provide a simple meal, clothing and medical service to the homeless and hard-core poor. PERTIWI Soup Kitchen also provided sanitary kits. The event started at 9pm at Lorong Medan Tuanku 2 and we helped to distribute rice, fish and vegetables, and drinks. It was a humbling an interesting experience learning the distribution system to ensure the disabled, mothers and children were handed the food before the rest of the crowd. Some of us acted as ‘ runners’; where we help the recipients to carry the foods and drinks for those unable to do it,  such as the elderly and children. SMA staff also donated recycled clothings to those in need of clothes.

After the first location, we headed to the next stop at Kota Raya, Kuala Lumpur. In Total we manage to feed about 800 homeless people and it was a well spent evening as we have the opportunity to help and understand the underprivileged population in Kuala Lumpur.

Ramadan Dinner with GOLD Kids

On 22 Jun 2015 – As the Syawal (Muslim Festive Month) approaches, SMA organized a buka puasa (breaking fast) dinner for all staff and invited special guests from GOLD (Giving Opportunities to Learning Disables) which is an  association dedicated to training mentally disabled children to acquire life skills and employment for independent living.

These special children are taught skills to earn their income through hand made products such as  porcelain/ceramics, baking, handmade cards, special packaging / hampers, home decor and etc. which are normally sought after as corporate gifts, door gifts and ornaments.

By 7.30pm, the break fast prayer was performed by our Sales Engineer, Razif. This year our emcees were Fazli from Sales and Marketing and Wati from IT Application. They wore bright traditional suits; specially for this event. The guest of honor from QMS and our tendering agent partners arrived just before the break fast. We have arranged for the special children to be seated together with our staff and their friendliness and bubbliness surprise us all! They are very sociable and we got along well!

Arabian cuisine consisting of Chicken and Lamb Kasbah, Beef kebabs and the all-time favorite Nasi Arab were served, After dinner, our Managing Director, Albert Tan gave a speech and presented the mock cheque for purchase of their homemade cookies as a sign of support for this organization. Next, came the anticipated key board performance by one of the kids, William; and he played beautifully! To top off the night, we gave everybody 2 helpings of ice cream! (which was welcomed by everyone because it was a very warm night)

It was a memorable night as SMA was able to celebrate a very meaningful occasion with these special children and share delicious food and more importantly, filled their hearts with joy and laughter!

 

Blood Donation Campaign – “Give Blood Save Life”

Following the contribution of SMA for flood victims in the East Coast states of Malaysia, SMA organize another Greener Sysmex Project to help National Blood Bank (Pusat Darah Negara) alleviate the shortage of blood platelet supply due to recent dengue epidemic.

On March 23 2015 with collaboration of National Blood Bank and SMA Greener Sysmex Committee organized a Blood Donation Campaign at our office. National Blood Bank managed to arrange a mobile blood donation bus which was stationed at our office as the bleeding area. While the medical examination and consultation were done at our Conference Room with 3 different check points.

For many of us this is the first experience donating blood inside a coach. It was something different and we managed to draw the public attention as blood donation usually either done at hospital or shopping mall. There are total 50 peoples registered for the blood donation include Sysmex employee, family, friend and the neighbours who work around this area. Out of this number 38 qualified as blood donors.

National Blood Bank expressed their appreciation to Sysmex Malaysia for providing them a comfortable venue and helpful team to make this blood donation campaign a successful one.

Sysmex Malaysia donates to East Coast flood victims

In end December 2014, the East Coast states of Malaysia were inundated with the worst flooding in 30 years, from the South East monsoon. Alot of roads and buildings were flooded to the roof tops in the states of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Perak, Johor and Sabah. More than 200,000 victims were evacuated to evacuation centers and alot of them lost their belongings and homes to the flood waters.

Together with our key customer from Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II, Kota Baru (HRPZII). Sysmex Malaysia Greener Sysmex Committee took the initiative to donate essential supplies to 100 flood victim families. The supplies included rice, biscuit, drinking water, sardine, detergent, sanitary pad and gas stoves.

The essential supplies were delivered to HRPZII, Kota Bahru on Jan 03, 2015 through the collaboration with IMAM Response & Relief Team (IMARET). Staff from Pathology Dept, HRPZII allocated the supplies which was then distributed to 100 families in 3 affected villages in Kuala Krai, Kelantan.

Thanks to Sysmex Malaysia’s staff (Mohd Fazli, Ong Hui Ping, Anderik, Amran and Albert Tan) who helped to make this arrangement within a short period. HRPZII also informed us that they really appreciated our effort and contribution toward the flood victims.

EPIC Team Home Building – Sysmex Way of Improving Life

As part of the FY2014 team building program, Sysmex Malaysia decided to build a home for an underprivileged Orang Asli (local aborigines) family, Norizan & Perina as part of our Greener Sysmex projects. Over a period of 4 days(15 to 19 August 2014), Sysmex Malaysia staff sacrificed their weekends to collaborate with EPIC Home (Extraordinary People Impacting Community) which is a non-profit organization that aims to provide sustainable homes for the orang asli community in Malaysia, to complete the house.

Norizan, Perina and their 4 children were living in a dilapidated shack measuring only 200 sq ft in an Orang Asli village, Kampung Buloh Telor located in Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor. With a monthly household income of less than RM 900, Norizan was unable to provide their family with a safe and decent home. Therefore this project brought a lot of joy to Norizan and family when 47 of Sysmex Malaysia’s employees built a 400 sq ft house (4 module home) and repair their existing kitchen.

Building the house was not an easy task but the Sysmex’s team demonstrated great teamwork and Sysmex competencies to complete the built with the guidance and assistance from the master builder and specialists. To prepare for the building project, Sysmex Malaysia’s employees were required to attend a Builder Basics Workshop to equip them with the right set of skills and knowledge to build the house.

It was a meaningful teambuilding for the Sysmex’s team and on the final day, all our hard work, sweat and commitment were paid off by the Norizan family smiling and beaming in gratitude as they bashfully thanked Sysmex Malaysia and EPIC Homes. The burden of providing shelter for his family has been lifted by the Greener Sysmex teamwork and Norizan can now focus on ensuring his family has enough food, his children have the equipment they need for school and their family will be raised in a safe environment.

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Visitation to Jumble Station Sewing Learning Centre Opening Ceremony

As part of Greener Sysmex CSR project, 22 Sysmex Malaysia staff and our guests from our regional headquarters attended the opening ceremony of Jumble Station Sewing Learning Center in USJ 1, Subang Jaya on 5 July 2013.

Jumble Station, a community outreach initiative of Parents without Partners Bhd, an NGO, was created to raise funds to assist Single Parents in need. In this learning centre Mr Adrian Ong, a well-recognised local fashion designer conducts sewing classes with a minimal fee, for poor housewives and single parents who are keen to learn sewing skills After learning the sewing skills, they can then take tailoring orders and sew to supplement their income.

At this learning centre they will also teach English once a week to single mothers or poor working adults and future plans to include weekly art & craft classes for children.

The event started with a warm welcome speech by Mary Anne Tan (Cofounder), introducing the background of Jumble Station. Mr. Albert Tan, Managing Director of Sysmex Malaysia delivered a speech highlighting Greener Sysmex CSR roles and presented a poster to commemorate Sysmex Malaysia’s sponsorship for the renovation of the Sewing & Learning Centre.

This was followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony officiated by Sysmex Asia Pacific Senior HR Manager, Jumble Station cofounder, Mary Anne Tan and Lioness Club President, Ms Ilene Khoo.

A thankyou gift was presented to Sysmex Malaysia by Lioness Club for the sponsorship of RM3,000 on the renovation cost of the Jumble Station Sewing Learning Center followed by a tea party.

On behalf of Greener Sysmex we like to thank our staff for their generous donations of the used items to Jumble Station with special thanks to Ms Celyn Liew and Mr Sim Chin Seong being the highest contributors.

This event demonstrated the Sysmex Way values of teamwork, passion and flexibility of Sysmex Malaysia’s employees who are committed to make this Greener Sysmex CSR event a great success despite the hot weather on Monday afternoon.

Family Fun Run with Orphans from Loving Home Care Centre

On Sunday October 09, 2012 Sysmex Malaysia staff and family members took part in a 4km Family Fun Run together with 8 orphans from “Pusat Jagaan Rumah Kesayangan” (Loving Home Care Centre). We formed 17 teams in total and each team have at least one adult and two children or both adult and one child.

It was a meaningful event to our staff especially those who brought their spouse and child. It give them an opportunity to spend quality time together and motivating each other.

For few of the child it was their first running experience. Despite the sweating and tiredness they managed to finish up the race. A big bravo to them!

As part of our effort to promote health awareness and encouragement to the orphan Sysmex Malaysia donated a pair of running shoe to 8 of the orphans whom we invited for the run. The orphans have a great time with us and bringing back goodies bag worth of RM350.00 in value from the organizer.

The event ended with a get together breakfast at a nearby Malay Restaurant the Park Corner.

Sysmex Malaysia’s visit to Old Folk Home Rumah Al-Ikhlas (Sincerity Home)

On 29 October 2011 – As part of Greener Sysmex CSR project, 17 Sysmex Malaysia staff sacrificed a Saturday morning on Oct 29, to visit and bring cheers to 46 senior citizens at the Rumah Al-Ikhlas (Sincerity Home) located in Pulau Meranti, Puchong.

Rumah Al-Ikhlas (Sincerity Home) is a non-profit organisation founded by Mrs. Muji since 2003 which provide home shelter to 46 elderly people (21 Male & 25 Female) from ages 50-80s’. Mrs Muji who used to be a chief nurse at Hospital Serdang, took up the courage to open this shelter home for the elderly almost 9 years ago and her passion and strong determination drove her to take on the challenges.

The programme began at 11.00am with a welcome speech and briefing about Rumah Al-Ikhlas by the founder, Mrs.Muji. After the briefing and Q&A session, we mingled around with the senior citizens at Rumah Al-Ikhlas. At 12 noon, we had our lunch together with the old folks and the caretakers. Some of Sysmex staff were given the opportunity to feed the old folks who are unable to feed themselves.

Our presence on that day brought much happiness to the senior citizens who are always looking forward for someone to visit them and spend time listening to them.

The event has been very meaningful to Sysmex employees as it help us make a difference to the old folks home. The organizing committee would like to thank our fellow colleagues for their generous donations ie. foods, groceries, toiletries and adult diapers. This event demonstrated the Sysmex Way values of teamwork, passion and flexibility of SMA employees who are committed to make this Greener Sysmex CSR event a great success.

Eco Reforestation of Mangrove Plants

On November 19,2011, Greener Sysmex Committee organized a CSR event to preserve and conserve the mangrove trees that are declining in Malaysia at Sepang, Selangor. Total 45 participants from Sysmex Malaysia employees and family members participated in this meaningful event.

Upon arrival at the Environmental Interpretive Centre (EIC) Sepang, we were welcomed by the member of EIC staff and the event started off with an opening speech by our Managing Director, Mr Albert Tan followed by an overview presentation and briefing by one of the EIC staff on the nature and habitat of Mangroves forest. Mangroves are various kinds of trees up to medium height and shrubs that grown in saline coastal sediment habitats in the tropics and subtropics. Besides acting as a habitat for birds and fishes, it act as a potential barrier to protect against natural disasters such as tsunami.

Each of the participants was given a pair of glove, boots and a hoe to work on and plant a Mangrove sapling Despite the hot weather our staff and family members managed to completed the plantings of 40 mangrove saplings with great teamwork and followed by a group photo session.

Upon completion of the planting, a Sysmex signage was unveiled by Mohd Syafiq, Event Manager, Albert Tan, Managing Director and several other participants.

Lunch was served back at the EIC Centre.