Treasure Hunt for NGOs by Befrienders

Several NGOs based in Johor Bahru came together last Sunday for a treasure hunt event with the theme of ‘Hunt for Health’ at The Zon in Johor Bahru.

The event was organized by Befrienders Johor Bahru, a NGO that offers emotional support by conducting telephone therapy, especially for individuals who are in distress and have a tendency to commit suicide.

The event, which was organized in conjunction with the World Mental Health Day, which falls on October 10, was officiated by Stulang ADUN Mok Chek Hou.

“This treasure hunt is our annual event, and it also acts as a fund raising event,” said Fung Lee Jean, a member of Befrienders who is also the organizing chairperson for the treasure hunt event.

Befrienders JB also set up booths according to specific diseases or illness, in order to help and raise awareness among individuals.

“We have around 10 booths here. We have one booth for Alzheimer’s, one for breast cancer and so on,” she added.

She also said that there are about 65 teams that participated in the treasure hunt event.

Several other NGOs also participated in the event, one of them being JEWEL (Johor’s Women League).

JEWEL is an NGO that works on the empowerment of women and children and focuses on issues such as drug abuse and also the proper documentation for children.

“We work mainly with the poor, and we address issues such as the absence of birth certificates for many children. We received a lot of support from the Registration Department,” said Thanam Viswanathan, the president of JEWEL.

The Pacific Outreach Society also participated in the event, as they attempt to cultivate mental health among youths, as they mainly help youths between the age of 12 to 24.

“We help two types of youth, one is those who are at risk, and secondly youths who want to help their friends who are at risk. In a way, we encourage peer-to-peer education,” said Noorhayati Ismail, the vice president of the NGO.

The event is Befrienders’ first indoor treasure hunt, and is also the 4th Annual Reaching-Out Together fundraising event.

According to Befrienders JB president Esther Teo, approximately 1 million people kill themselves every year.

Befrienders JB offer the emotional support required to prevent further depression for individuals who in emotional dilemmas, and can be contacted at: 607-3312300

Several NGOs based in Johor Bahru came together last Sunday for a treasure hunt event with the theme of ‘Hunt for Health’ at The Zon in Johor Bahru.

The event was organized by Befrienders Johor Bahru, a NGO that offers emotional support by conducting telephone therapy, especially for individuals who are in distress and have a tendency to commit suicide.

The event, which was organized in conjunction with the World Mental Health Day, which falls on October 10, was officiated by Stulang ADUN Mok Chek Hou.

“This treasure hunt is our annual event, and it also acts as a fund raising event,” said Fung Lee Jean, a member of Befrienders who is also the organizing chairperson for the treasure hunt event.

Befrienders JB also set up booths according to specific diseases or illness, in order to help and raise awareness among individuals.

“We have around 10 booths here. We have one booth for Alzheimer’s, one for breast cancer and so on,” she added.

She also said that there are about 65 teams that participated in the treasure hunt event.

Several other NGOs also participated in the event, one of them being JEWEL (Johor’s Women League).

JEWEL is an NGO that works on the empowerment of women and children and focuses on issues such as drug abuse and also the proper documentation for children.

“We work mainly with the poor, and we address issues such as the absence of birth certificates for many children. We received a lot of support from the Registration Department,” said Thanam Viswanathan, the president of JEWEL.

The Pacific Outreach Society also participated in the event, as they attempt to cultivate mental health among youths, as they mainly help youths between the age of 12 to 24.

“We help two types of youth, one is those who are at risk, and secondly youths who want to help their friends who are at risk. In a way, we encourage peer-to-peer education,” said Noorhayati Ismail, the vice president of the NGO.

The event is Befrienders’ first indoor treasure hunt, and is also the 4th Annual Reaching-Out Together fundraising event.

According to Befrienders JB president Esther Teo, approximately 1 million people kill themselves every year.

Befrienders JB offer the emotional support required to prevent further depression for individuals who in emotional dilemmas, and can be contacted at: 607-3312300

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