Apex850 is about harnessing the passion of cycling into an inaugural cycling event to raise funds for Apex. It is a service project by Apex Club of Penang (Apex Penang) and co-organiser Apex Singapore. Apex850 is to help Apex Penang raise funds to reduce poverty by providing daily essentials to ease their current life expenses while putting more effort for them to end poverty by themselves with the basic education.
Beside this, the fund is for APEX PENANG EDUCATION FUND (APEF) and APEX MALAYSIA EDUCATION FUND (ETF) to financially assist underprivileged and average students studying in Universities or Colleges in Malaysia.
In APEX850, cyclists will endure tough terrain and weather conditions, with an appeal for donations from the caring public. The cyclists are from 5 S.E.A. nations, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore & Malaysia. APEX850 is supported by the Penang, Singapore and Phuket, Thailand Government.
2011: 3 Hiker (Hikaton – Mount Kota Kinabalu) 2days
2013: 24 Cyclist: Penang – Singapore (850 km) 4days
2014: 29 Cyclist: Singapore – Penang (850 km) 4days
2015: 28 Cyclist: Phuket, Thailand – Penang (900 km) 4days
2016: 30 Cyclist: Singapore – Phuket, Thailand (1500 km) 7days
2018: 30 Cyclist: Penang – Kota Bharu – Penang (950 km) 5days
Project Result(s) / Impact(s)
Fund raised as below from 6 events with total amount raised RM10,100,000 (RM10.1mil)
2011: RM50,000 (hikaton to Mount Kinabalu)
2013 :RM150,000 + Apex Singapore S$500,000
2014 : RM250,000 + Apex Singapore S$1,100,000
2015 : RM250,000 + Apex Singapore S$1,450,000
2016: RM300,000 + Phuket Hospital 1 Million Baht
2018 : RM380,000
- Increase the out reach of poor family’s geographical area in line with government’s initiative to reduce people in extreme poverty currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day according to UN SDG Target 1.1 and 1.1.1
- We reduced the proportion of people in poverty based on national definition – B40, which is according to UN SDG Target 1.2 , 1.2.1 and 1.2.2
- Ensure that the poor have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance according to UN SDG Target 1.4
The beneficiaries are:
Apex Penang Education Fund RM700K
Apex Malaysia Education Trust Fund RM280K
APEX Harmony Lodge Dementia Hospital S$160,000 (RM430,000)
SRKJ Mak Madin RM20K
SRJK Keow Wah RM20K
Klang Handicapped Center RM20K
SRJK Tamil Rawang RM5K
3 schools in Taiping SRJK total RM15K
Hospital Phuket 50K Baht
SRJK Cameroon Highland RM3K
SRKJ Changlon RM20K of tables and chairs
The tagline for United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) is “Leaving No One Behind.” Please explain how the nominated project helps to realize and advance the commitment of UNSDGs for the future. Highlight any other SDG(s) that your project has directly or indirectly created positive impact to people and society
Everyone is important and we provide support to whoever is in need, for example, scholarship to college students who fell into poverty who have the passion to study. Apex850 provides necessary funds, mentoring program and skill development webinar to assist students to gain more skills for a better future.
Covid-19 has led to one of the highest levels of extreme poverty after generations. Apex Penang connects people from different countries, backgrounds, and professions to raise funds for the needy. Educating the needy on how to increase their income by offering seminars and mentoring programs.
Especially during the year 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic started, we had been actively collaborating with the Hungary Consulate of Penang, Penang government and other partners to distribute food to homeless people around the street, trishaw-riders and also the poor families which suffer due to the loss of income during the lockdown. We aim to reduce the hunger number in Malaysia through the support of mass media to create public awareness towards zero hunger in the local community as for Goal 2 Zero Hunger.
Beside SDG1, we have achieved the SDG4 where we do focus on those under privileged students and also facilities at schools. We also donate to build basic school infrastructure such as replacing the broken projector, printer, furniture and so on at SJKC Chin Hwa, SJKC Poi Eng, new 3D printing machines at SRJK(C) Mak Mandin etc., as well as sponsoring kitchen extension at Apex Leganes Day Care, Leganes, Philippines and many more.
Apex Penang also used the funds raised to create a “Ambil bila Perlu, Sumbang bila mampu” corner where we create awareness for more people to help the needy while those students who are in need can get food too. This corner educates those have ability to donate to this corner too, planting the seed “Giving back to society when you capable”
APEX Penang focuses on the youth development too by sponsoring APEX National Futsal tournament, 5 riders to participate in MTB Padang Serai Kedah & Harian Metro Bike Grand Prix 2016 and also sponsor for Bowling competition and so on.