Established in 2005, Mah Sing Foundation in Mah Sing’s Group Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) platform. The Foundation celebrates the achievement of Mah Sing Group’s longterm and continuous commitment to being a responsible and active participant in building community partnership both locally
In line with Mah Sing’s Group corporate branding transformation back in 2017, Mah Sing Foundation (MSF) follow suite in transforming its logo with a new vision; Reinventing hope, creating lasting change in children’s lives.
To achieve this, MSF aims to work closely with parents, families and communities to have lasting change and sustainability in the lives of children. The Foundation adopted three (3) new key pillars which focus in Education, Health and Well Being as well as Community Development.
SIskul is a project to teach Bajau Laut children who don’t have Malaysian citizenship and thus are unable to enroll in government schools. Iskul Sama diLaut Omadal (Iskul) is a communityrun project initiated to provide basic literacy for stateless children at Omadal Island, Sabah, Malaysia. The word ‘Iskul’ means ‘school’ in the Bajau language. Iskul’s vision is to build young leaders among the stateless and local community through holistic education. Most of the Bajau Laut children are not able to converse in Bahasa Malaysia and they only speak in native Bajau Launguage. The main goal of this programme is to provide quality education which include students’ lessons in Bahasa Malaysia, simple arithmetic and arts, so they can communicate with every layer of Malaysian society.
- Classes are held every weekend, taught by Malaysian schoolgoing youth aged 12-16 also known as the Mastal Arikik (Little Teacher in the Bajau language). In total, there are 32 students who enrolled in the project and percentage of students attending classes have constantly increased. Throughout the project, the kids could write the letters of the alphabet, their names and able to count. It was a joy to see the student’s eagerness in learning and wanting more classes. They also displayed a persistent spirit in completing all test questions despite not knowing the answer.
and community. Being children of subsistence fisherman, they live without electricity and fresh water and their diets are normally fish and tapioca or rice. This project provides two RM2 meals a week to our students after the classes hoping to supplement nutrition they may lack of in their daily meals.
understand that stateless children are hungry for education, so we have come out with this project to give them the opportunity to become a better person in future. On another hand, we also get the Bajau children who are living in the same island to conduct the classes for the stateless children and it will be meaningful for the stateless children as they will feel the belongingness from the society.