Collaborative Partnerships and Capacity Building Programmes are Key to support B40 communities

The recently revised poverty line by the Malaysian government has shown an increase of households from 17,000 to 405,000 that falls under the Absolute Poverty bracket (DOS 2020, Khazanah Research Institute calculations). Set against the backdrop of COVID-19 which has detrimentally affected global economies, livelihoods are at stakes and the B40 communities especially are pushed further […]

Preserving Malaysia’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

In recent decades, the contents of the term ‘cultural heritage’ has been changed considerably, it does not end at built heritage such as monuments and collections of objects. It also includes knowledge, traditions or living expressions inherited from ancestors and passed on to the next generation. In the 1990s, the concept of intangible cultural heritage […]

Monumental Preservation of Rumah Degil

Cultural heritage and natural history of a nation has a very high value and is integral to defining people’s identity and link between generations. Heritage sites are arguably the physical component of a city’s identity. The lived-in architecture, the strategic locations and the uses of these buildings reveal unique stories telling of how our city […]

Protecting River Ecosystems within the Central Forest Spine of Peninsular Malaysia

The forest within the central forest spine of Peninsular provides refuge to a diverse  range  of species and also plays a role in sequestering carbon from the atmosphere to provide oxygen and supplying water. The management of the river basin including its upstream areas which  are  typically natural forests ecosystems, are crucial for the continuous […]

Moving towards a national implementation of a family based care system in Malaysia through the deinstitutionalisation of children (DI)

Research into children’s early development indicates that even a relatively short institutional placement can negatively affect brain development and have life-long consequences on emotional well-being and behaviour. In line with this, since 2014, Hasanah has been working closely with OrphanCare on finding alternative solutions to children being placed in institutions particularly orphanages. This includes appointing […]

Supporting Innovative Approaches to further Inclusive Education

The presence of children with learning disabilities in our classrooms is an opportunity for us to complement, improve and bridge the equity and quality gap between regular students and those with special needs. In the spirit of providing Quality Education for All, the Ministry of Education has taken steps to introduce the Special Education Secondary School Standard […]