The Kreatif Kommunity
At Pusat Kreatif Kanak-kanak Tuanku Bainun, we believe that art is also a means by which to serve the community and the development of a strong network of creative minds can only further the progress of the arts in Malaysia. In light of this conviction, we have organized a series of programs that involve both adults and children alike.
YOUNG CHANGEMAKERS AWARD
The Tuanku Bainun Young Changemakers Award was established in 2015 and is held annually in the month of November to coincide with Universal Children’s Day.
The award was created to recognize the contributions of the young to their communities. The movement was also initiated to increase awareness and stimulate interest in the strategic value of exemplary young people doing good. It is a platform to recognize and celebrate children in Malaysia who are doing amazing things. These extraordinary children’s work not only inspires their peers but adults alike.
The awards has grown with more submissions from all over the country. As part of this programme, nationwide changemaking workshops, a children summit and workshops conducted by children for children are organized. Remarkable projects and individuals are nominated based on their projects and initiatives that are aimed to champion peace, safety, justice and equality; eradicate poverty and hunger; preserve and develop sustainable cities and communities; care for the environment and prevent pollution; and develop community through economy and humanity.
10 finalist are shortlisted to present their projects during the award ceremony and three were voted for to receive The Tuanku Bainun Youngchangemakers Award 2018. In 2018, a new Special Mention category was conceived to recognize the Young Changemakers Advocate, the champion adult who has been enabling, supporting and consistently motivating the children to be better role models to their peers.
In conjunction with Universal Children’s Day, the annual Tuanku Bainun Young Changemakers Award 2018 was held on 23rd November 2018. It is a platform to recognize and celebrate children in Malaysia who are doing great things for the community. These extraordinary children’s work not only inspires their peers but adults alike
Category: Individual 6-12 years old
• Sarah Najihah binti Mohamad Fauzi - Jitra, Kedah
Sarah Najihah Binti Mohamad Fauzi, 10 years old from Sekolah Padang Pekan, Jitra, Kedah
created and designed her very own handmade soap “Sara Ann Surprise Soap”.
She displayed great spirits and affinity in community development activities focusing on personal hygiene. Her mission is to cultivate and encourage children as early as 6 years old to start taking care of their personal hygiene, especially their hand hygiene. She has designed and produced hand-made soaps that contains toys inside the soap as form or reward and incentive to encourage children to wash their hands regularly.
The idea is that the more they wash their hands, the faster they can get to the toy. Sarah hopes that her contribution to her community will result in greater impact in the future generation. She has always believed that a generation that cares for cleanliness will produce a healthier and more productive society in the future. Her project is seen as a social investment that will create a healthy society in the future.
Category: Individual 13-15 years old
• Muhammad Danish bin Agunawan - Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Muhammad Danish bin Agunawan from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah created a movement to lessen the use of plastics and polystyrene is his community.
Current impacts and changes that Muhammad Danish has made are his schoolmates do not use polystyrene in school and now bring their own food and beverage containers. As he assists in his father’s restaurant, he constantly informs the customers of this project and customers have begun bringing in food containers and environmentally friendly bag carriers for their take-away.
Through his project, he is more aware of the different types of plastics and whether it can be recycled and its effects on health and environment. Through the Speaker’s Corner at his school canteen and through the Community Project, Plogging (jogging & collecting rubbish) he is more confident in his aim to create more awareness of the environmental issues caused by plastic.
He also produced a broom entirely made out of recycled plastic bottles and convinced his friends to produce more brooms to be used in their school. With that, they are able to reduce the school’s cost of purchasing new brooms and make use of the plastic bottles that are not being recycled.
Category: Group Project
• Hand For Education by Sri KDU Secondary School - Shah Alam, Selangor
Hands for Education is an independent student initiative, it comprises children from ages 13 to 17 years old and is not associated with any school. Their aim is to help underprivileged students excel academically and grow holistically, through weekly peer-to-peer mentoring sessions. Their aim is to help students from low-income families, living in the PPR Kota Damansara flats by connecting them with other high-achieving students from other schools.
The group provides academic support by preparing students with the skills needed to face exams, and life. At the end of the day they hope to be able to uplift their socio-economic status and break out of the poverty cycle through meaningful and effective education, where they are not left behind. They have an apathetic attitude towards their financial state, their homes and their own community. There seems to be a lack of motivation to improve themselves and the state of their surroundings. They found that the most of the residents living there have very similar mindsets which may contribute to their lifestyle and their inability to break out of the poverty cycle.
Hence, they came up with a programme that is able to provide opportunities, motivation, education and most importantly, hope to underprivileged children. Hands for Education believes this programme will not only make it easier for them to integrate into society when they get older but it can also create a generation thriving with successful leaders, performers, entrepreneurs and so on. Hands For Education changes mindsets so that distant dreams can become achievable goals.
Category: Special Mention Award:
• Ernest Kelly Subin - Tamparuli Sabah
Each year, this teacher has successfully created a team to run a community-assisted project. Among the projects: Building a flood safety tool to save lives of street users (2015), Easy Pipe Filter (2017) to help Special Education students. Many students are inspired to join his team. One of his student groups - BBKK2.0 - is the winner of the group category for Young Changemakers Award Tuanku Bainun 2017.
Congratulations to all the winners of The Tuanku Bainun Young Changemakers Award 2018.
The Young Changemakers Award 2017 was held on 22nd November 2017 at the theatre KuAsh. The Young Changemakers is a platform for children in Malaysia who are doing amazing things or are amazing persons themselves; to be recognised and celebrated for their courage, resilience and inspiring contributions so they may inspire others, especially their peers.
• Andrew Kuik Jie En
Andrew Kuik Jie En from Seri Kembangan Selangor. Andrew, a 12 year old piano prodigy raised RM65 300 at his first solo recital in September 2017 for the National Autism Society of Malaysia, and to buy a piano for his alma matter, SJKC Shin Cheng (Ladang Harcroft). Andrew wants to use his own passion in the arts to raise awareness and money for causes he believes in.
13 year old app developer Ellysha created an educational app called Zoogle that won the 2016 Technology Innovation for Globalisation by MDec. She will represent Malaysia at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India. She believes that everyone can shape the future by empowering one another to succeed.
This group of 16 year old Sabahan students entered the MyHarapan Social project Challenge to address clogged water sources faced by villagers in their area. Led by Arico John, Jesslyssa, Shelcy, Jenevy, Preshly and Vincent Kualah, BBKK developed the easy pipe Filter (E.P.F) that filters debris from natural streams to provide about 2000 villagers with clean water. The team aspires to solve more problems to benefit villagers around Sabah.
Special Mention Award:
SJKT Kajang Interact Club
Congratulations to all the winners of The Tuanku Bainun Young Changemakers Award 2017.
The Young Changemakers Summit 2016 was organised with a series of workshops conducted by children, for children, and ended with the Tuanku Bainun Young Changemakers Awards ceremony as the highlight of the summit. It was attended by 300 young change makers, comprising children from 7 schools, young change makers alumi and finalists, toegther with their enablers, parents, guardians, families, teachers and private corporations.
For 2016, the search and selection of the nominees and recipients of the awards were helmed by Pusat Kreatif Kanak-kanak Tuanku Bainun, together with the English division of co-curricular and Arts Department of the Ministry of Education, Pertubuhan Pembangunan Kendiri Wanita dan Gadis (WOMEN:girls), UNICEF and DiGi Telecommunications Berhad. Over 150 nominations nationwide and 10 finalists were selected based on their courage, resilience and inspiring contributions to make the world a better place.
The Young Changmakers Awards 2016 recipents were:
• Lee Zixuan
• Medina Zaharah binti Onn
• Serena Zara binti Taufiq
Congratulations to all the winners of The Tuanku Bainun Young Changemakers Award 2016.
Established in 2015, the Young Changemakers Awards were created to recognize the contributions of the young to their communities. The movement was also initiated to increase awareness and stimulate interest in the strategic value of exemplary young people doing good.
The recipients for the inaugural Young Changemakers Awards 2015 were:
• Leah Choy Sze Qin
• Firdaus Ahmad Farouk
• Loh Shi Ya
Congratulations to all the winners of The Tuanku Bainun Young Changemakers Award 2015.
HOW CAN I HELP?
Pusat Kreatif Kanak-kanak Tuanku Bainun welcomes contributions from all individuals who would like to contribute their time, items, services or resources. Our volunteers would have the opportunity to serve young people from all walks of life and get to put their own talents to use in the service of others. Some ways in which volunteers can contribute would be to assist in the coordination of our programmes, administrative tasks and assisting our staff with the coordination of events.
Please include in your message if you have any preference that you might have for your volunteer efforts, ie administrative tasks / coordinating events / etc.
TIRAI 2019: THE LEGEND OF BIDASARI & SHOWCASE BY ALAM KREATIF
ORGANIZED BY PUSAT KREATIF KANAK-KANAK TUANKU BAINUN
Over 200 children and youth participated in our annual showcase and charity bazaar, Tirai 2019: The Legend of Bidasari & Showcase by Alam Kreatif.
The annual showcase celebrated our childrens’ journey and achievements. It was a culmination of what children have learned over their 1-year programme. This year, we presented The Legend of Bidasari, an in-house production which is an adaptation of the book “Bidasari and The Djinn” by Ninot Aziz. Bidasari has deep roots in ancient Nusantara myths and tales and is said to be the precursor to the famous tale Sleeping Beauty. The production incorporated performances from our Theatre & Drama, Traditional Dance, Silat Tari, Angklung and Gamelan classes with props by our Visual Arts students with a special appearance by the Little Big Stars children. On top of that, emcees during the production were children from Alam Kreatif’s 7Skills class.
Our partners included Behati, a Malaysian fashion label, who conceptualized and produced the costumes for the cast, Project ID who joined us as actors and Cikgu Huda, a freelance artist, who designed the background for the production. Tirai 2019 also featured Cooking Demonstrations, Art Displays, and Exhibitions that highlight the creative works of our children. Throughout the day, there was a charity bazaar with stalls ranging from local handmade crafts to food & beverages together with traditional indoor & outdoor games and activities
PKK Tuanku Bainun’s sponsored classes are supported by Yayasan Hasanah, a foundation of Khazanah Nasional for the second consecutive year, they have been instrumental in helping us to continue our efforts in offering free classes to underprivileged children. With the grant provided by Yayasan Hasanah, a foundation of Khazanah Nasional, corporate and individual donors and partners, we are able to continue to work towards creating more opportunities, exposure and activities to benefit the children in our community.
In 2018, over 400 children came through PKK Tuanku Bainun under our Alam Kreatif programme for both paid and free programmes which includes children from shelter homes, orphanages, low income families (B40), Program Perumahan Rakyat, orang asli community, juvenile delinquents as well as children with special needs.
Children Involvement in Tirai 2019:
Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Lanjan Asli, Program Perumahan Rakyat Lembah Subang, Rakyat Ria, Cempaka, Sekolah Tunas Bakti, Rumah Kanak-kanak Tengku Budriah, Asrama Bahagia, Rumah Panjang Bukit Kiara, children from Little Big Stars, 7Skills and Young Chef for Special Needs and more.
Showcase - Tirai (13th Jan 2017)
The children have worked hard and diligently throughout 2016, culminating in a poignant and meaningful showcase held for the first time at the KuAsh Theatre. The KuAsh Theatre was filled to the brim with parents, family, children, caretakers, guardians, sponsors, donor and stakeholder of the company.
Open day was held on the same day with the Showcase-Tirai. The purpose of the Open Day is to launch our program for 2018. Activities conducted were Drum Circle, Gamelan by Rapsodi (our in-house Gamelan Players), Arts & Crafts, Creative Story Telling, Baking and Sewing.
The activities were teasers to what we will offer in our semester programmes. Many parents and children participated in each of the activities.
20 children from Rumah Amal Suci Rohani attended this Open Day and OrphanCare Foundation took up a booth to promote their organisation. Amongst the booths opened that day were the henna design, drinks, food trucks and jewelleries.
SPK Pertuturan KIU school visit to PKK Tuanku Bainun - 9th March 2017
SPK Pertuturan KIU is a school which specialises with deaf children, teaching sign language and lip reading. A total of 50 children participated in our one-day programme classes. 25 students participated in Young Chef & the other 25 participated in Story Telling. The children and teachers had an enjoyable time and would like to visit PKK Tuanku Bainun again.
Gema Gemalai is the culmination of the Joget Gamelan Sustainability and Cultural Heritage Project by Pusat Kreatif Kanak-kanak Tuanku Bainun and PUSAKA, supported by Yayasan Hasanah, a foundation of Khazanah Nasional.
This project aims to enhance the conservation of the Joget Gamelan, a royal court tradition of Terengganu, by training 52 students from Terengganu and Kuala Lumpur .
This showcase is the maiden public performance of these young students.
This delightful showcase was graced by Her Royal Highness Raja Permaisuri Perak Darul Ridzuan, Tuanku Zara Salim and PKK Tuanku Bainun’s Chairman, YTM Raja Dato’ Seri Azureen binti Sultan Azlan Shah.
It was the followed by speeches from Mr Eddin Khoo, the founder and director of PUSAKA and Tan Sri Dato Azman Mokhtar, Managing Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad .
The opening act , ‘’Silat Tari’’ was performed by the children from Rumah Solehah and Rumah Safiyyah whilst the instrumental gamelan performance was done by students of SMK Sultan Sulaiman, Kuala Terengganu.
The Gamelan ensemble, under the PUSAKA training programme, with the cooperation of Warisan Sari, played the “Perang Selinang”, “Nongga” and “Gambuh Menyanyi” melodies.
The audience were captivated and mesmerized by the delicate and supple movements of the dancers performing the Joget Gamelan to the tune of “Togok”, Joget Gamelan Timang Burung and the energetic Tarian Topeng.
The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between PKK Tuanku Bainun with Special Olympics Kuala Lumpur (SOKL) took place on the 23rd May 2017, seeking a collaboration benefiting the two organisations toward achieving their shared goals.
The MoU, held at Temu Tamu was signed by Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Wan Mohamad Yaacob bin Wan Salaidin, PKK Tuanku Bainun’s Director and Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Daud Ahmad, President SOKL.
The exchange of documents were witnessed by Yang Teramat Mulia Raja Dato’ Seri Azureen binti Sultan Azlan Shah, Chairman of PKK Tuanku Bainun, Yang Mulia Raja Mazlena binti Raja Aziz, General Manager of PKK Tuanku Bainun and Cik Azida Dato’ Daud, Chair Interim Management Committee, Special Olympics.
The establishment of a Bocce Training Centre falls neatly into place with PKK Tuanku Bainun’s Alam Kreatif Programme; whereby games form a part of the living-skills programme along with gardening, culinary and sewing.
PKK Tuanku Bainun took this opportunity to simultaneously announce our support of the Special Olympics Sports Programme by way of availing venues, facilities, equipment and general volunteers for the Special Olympics athletes in Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan.
Special Olympics is the world’s largest sport organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
9 students from S.K Bukit Lanjan, Petaling Jaya performed in front of the Sultan Perak, Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Nazrin Muizuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Shah Muhibuddin Shah Al-Maghfur-lah and the Prime Minister of Malaysia at the Khazanah Raya Open House at the Mandarin Oriental Hotal Kuala Lumpur on the 14th July 2017.
These students are from the Alam Gamelan class which is funded by Yayasan Hasanah. They performed the Togok, Antawada and Timang Burung. The Khazanah Raya Open House has certainly created an opportunity for the students of S.K Bukit Lanjan to be the “Alam Gamelan Performers” as this was their first performance outside Pusat Kreatif Kanak-kanak Tuanku Bainun.
A Bocce Mini Tournament was held on the 9th September 2017. This mini tournament drew a total of 40 participants ranging from 8 years and above, from Pusat Kreatif, Pusat Jagaan dan Latihan Insan Istimewa (IMC) and the Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation.
An event such as this is so much more than the sport and Special Olympics. It is a platform for parents, participants, volunteers and the general public to get together. More importantly, it creates inclusivity as well an avenue for the participants and parents to socialise and make friends.
The 2nd Fundraising Art Exhibition 2018 was held in our very KuAsh Theatre where we featured 98 pieces of exquisite paintings from 69 renowned local artist. All proceeds were channeled to our Alam Kreatif programmes for the underprivileged and intellectually disabled children.
We are grateful to all that supported this event which enables us to continue to build a sustainable foundation to provide opportunities to underprivileged children to improve their lives. As mentioned by YTM Raja Dato’ Seri Azureen bt Sultan Azlan Shah, Chairman of Pusat kreatif Kanak-kanak Tuanku Bainun during the event, “What we aim to do is to work towards making a difference in another’s life”.
During the opening night, we had a special Gamelan Performance by our Alam Kreatif children from Projek Perumahan Rakyat Seri Pantai, a collaboration us and Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat Kuala Lumpur. These children are also part of the Children Responsive & Active (CREATIVE) year long programme which aims to increase their exposure towards the Malaysian arts, heritage and culture as well as to develop their inner creativity.
52 artworks have been selected to be put up on auction, each one representative of the different interpretation that is essentially art. Artworks were by well-known local artists such as Khalil Ibrahim, Awang Damit Ahmad, Tajuddin Ismail, Yusof Ghani and Jolly Koh to name a few.
Guests arrived to a brunch at the Temu Tamu Hall and later proceeded to KuAsh Theatre for the auction.
7th October 2017
Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (JKM WPKL) and PKK Tuanku Bainun entered into a collaboration on children’s creative programme with the signing of an MoU at Temu Tamu Hall in October.
The MoU was signed by Puan Wan Noraidah, JKM WPKL Director and Yang Mulia Puan Raja Mazlena, PKK Tuanku Bainun’s General Manager, and witnessed by PKK Tuanku Bainun’s Chairman, Raja Dato’ Seri Azureen binti Sultan Azlan Shah.
This collaborative children’s creativity programme aims to expose children and teenagers from Projek Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) and Perumahan Awam (PA) to the arts, heritage and culture through our Alam Kreatif Programmes for underprivileged children and to fill their spare time with beneficial activities rather than social ills and immoral activities. With this in mind, JKM WPKL and PKK Tuanku Bainun have taken this initiative to open and steer the minds of these children towards a goal.
UCSI Shoebox Chicken & Duck CSR Project with Yusof Gajah & PKKTB
(2nd September 2018)
In early September, we had a collaboration between UCSI University School of Architecture & Built Environment and our Visual Art Educator Yusof Gajah to use architecture arts as a tool to expose Alam Kreatif children to different means and forms of art by sharing their Shoebox Chicken & Duck Project where sculptures of chicken and ducks were created. The collaboration provided a platform and opportunity for children to further develop their creativity and open their minds to different types of art form.
As part of the CSR project, Alam Kreatif children from Rumah Tengku Budriah and UCSI students placed the animal sculptures in the surrounding area of the Centre to further enhance the learning environment. Art activities and singing sessions were organized by UCSI students and Alam Kreatif children enjoyed spending the day with these inspiring youths.
Rumah Panjang TTDI
(24th April 2018)
In support of our neighbors as part of our Komuniti Engagement, an annual donation of rice and milk was presented to its residents. Children from the Rumah Panjang TTDI community has also been attending our Alam Kreatif programmes for free since 2013.
Embracing Wildlife on Hari Hasanah
(14th September 2018)
Hari Hasanah (goodness or good deed in Arabic), a social movement by Yayasan Hasanah, a foundation of Khazanah Nasional Berhad where very year in the month of September Malaysians will “do a good deed”.
Pusat Kreatif Kanak-kanak Tuanku Bainun staff together with our Alam Kreatif children from Sekolah Kebangsaan Tunas Bakti celebrated Hari Hasanah this year differently and decided that the “good deed” shall be towards animals. It was a remarkable experience for the youths and staff to spend a day volunteering at the Zoo Negara Malaysia.
A unique experience where you get your hands dirty and go behind the scenes. Tasks included cleaning the animals and their exhibits, preparing food, feeding and learning about the importance of protecting wildlife.
It was a rewarding experience as the teenagers were placed in an environment that was out of comfort zone and regular routine. It brought out different individual characteristics and their teachers were able to see them respond positively in the environment and when interacting with animals. The youths adapted well to the tasks given and everyone who volunteered were reminded on the importance of the welfare of all living things which includes animals and flora & fauna.
Music in the Forest- Taman Tugu Project
( 22nd September 2018)
Taman Tugu Project is a CSR initiative by Khazanah Nasional Berhad in collaboration with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) with the support of various public sector agencies, private sectors companies and civil-society organisations. It is a project dedicated to conserving a 66-acre forest and turning it into an urban forest park for the community.
A group of 21 Alam Kreatif children from Rumah Kasih Harmoni Paya Jaras had the opportunity to perform during the Taman Tugu Eco Day to celebrate the launch of the iconic park. The traditional Angklung performance was performed in the forest trails itself complementing the serene and peaceful nature surroundings. Hikers enjoyed the sounds of the Traditional Angklung as it flowed through the forest trails. The Centre is delighted to support this project with the aim of spreading awareness of green space conservation.
Official Visit of Deputy Prime Minister to SKTBKL
(8th November 2018)
Pusat Kreatif Kanak-kanak Tuanku Bainun had the honor of sharing our work with YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Deputy Prime Minister who is also the Minister of the Department of Women, Family & Community Development during her visit to Sekolah Tunas Bakti where the Centre provides sponsored classes to 90 children.
YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said “The community also needs to play a role in providing these children a second chance in life so they may also contribute to the nation.” She views NGOs as one of the facilitators for the children to be reintegrated into the society.
In 2018, it has been a pleasure for the Centre to be able to provide creative programmes such as Visual Arts, Traditional Dance and Culinary classes to the youths. It has been a wonderful journey to see them grow in their own ways while developing their self-confidence, ability to appreciate working in a team and strengthening their moral and spiritual values.
Sekolah Tunas Bakti is an approved institution for education, training and detention school for children (boys only) established under the Section 65 of the Child Act 2001. It provides rehabilitation to youth who are involved in minor criminal offence.
YOUNG CHANGEMAKERS AWARD
HOW CAN I HELP?
OPEN DAY - TIRAI
SPK PERTUTURAN KIU VISIT
GEMA GEMALAI SHOWCASE
BOCCE SPECIAL OLYMPICS MOU
KHAZANAH RAYA OPEN HOUSE
BOCCE MINI TOURNAMENT
CHARITY ART FUNDRAISER
MOU WITH JKM
UCSI SHOEBOX CHICKEN & DUCK CSR
MUSIC IN THE FOREST
OFFICIAL VISIT OF TPM
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