World Marketing Summit Malaysia 2013 'Project Hope'

Sabah has became the first state to kick-off the Project Hope of World Marketing Summit Malaysia 2013 with AirAsia where 40 orphans flown from Tambunan, Sabah to Kuala Lumpur. I was very fortunate to be invited to witness this launch at Kompleks Kraftangan on the 11th of June 2013. Activities lined-up for all the 100 children from orphanages around Malaysia through out the three days include football clinic, dinner, singing, a visit to Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya helath check at Colombia Asia Hospital.

Opening remarks and Project Hope presentation by Dr. Marceline Lemarie, Organizing Chairperson of WMS Malaysia 2013.
Dr Marceline Lemarie, Chairperson of WMSM2013 said,” We are very happy to organize WMSM2013 in Malaysia and have a vision of becoming the secretariat of the Asian hub. Hosting WMS2013 in Malaysia is a vision and long-term strategy to connect Asia with the world. Malaysia as the center of Southeast Asia, will be part of this endeavor and the summit will propel Malaysia to the forefront of social change.”

“It is heartening to have on board key corporations as sponsors and strategic partners as well as the participation of local and international media players. We hope the list grows and welcome more corporations keen to participate in this social purpose driven initiative,” she added.

An extension of Project Hope, 8 BILLION, was also launched at the event. 8 BILLION will address MDGs 1 and 2 on a global scale over the next two years, in a drive to increase reach and sustainability of Malaysia efforts.

Donne Ray of the Platters performed three English songs to entertain the guest and children.

Mr. Bean impersonator appeared during Donne Ray's performance and took photos with some of the children. They were so happy and that put a smile on everyone's face.

Captain Wee from AirAsia, briefly explained to the children about having a good education and strong determination if they want to earn high salary becoming a pilot or even a flight attendant in future.

A group photo with WMS Malaysia 2013 Committee and representative from partners and sponsors of Project Hope.
Project Hope is made possible by AirAsia for flying 40 children and their chaperons in from Rumah Anak Yatim Tambunan, Sabah. Kraftangan Malaysia and Karyaneka for offering the launch venue. Pusat Latihan Kemas for providing the accommodations for the children and chaperons. AOS Conventions & Events for sponsoring the chartered buses. Shangri-la Hotel for their toiletries. Columbia Asia Hospital for the medical checkups. AFC for conduction the football activities. Staedtler for official stationery for Project Hope. F&N for sponsoring 100Plus & Ice Mountain mineral water. Volkswagen Group Malaysia for the goodies bag. Jim Liaw Photography Studio for sponsoring their photography services. Manoah Consulting for the bloggers of Project Hope (thanks for making me a part of it). BMI Research for undertaking research activites and last but not least, Alcom for the awesome walkie talkies loaned.

A selection of 100 art pieces by the children will be auctioned to participants of WMS Malaysia on 28-30 September 2013, with all proceeds channeled back to the children's homes. Additionally, the three children with the highest bids on their art pieces will receive a fixed deposit in their names which will be made available to them when they reach 18 years old. The winner will receive RM5,000, runner-up RM2,000 and second runner-up RM1,000. WMSM2013 will continue to check on these children, following up on their development as they grow on their journeys.

I am looking forward for more of these initiatives to help our Malaysian orphanages to be taken care of and at the same time having the same education as any other Malaysian children will have.

For more information about the project or World Marketing Summit Malaysia 2013, do visit their official website at or you can also check out their latest updates on their Facebook page at

.: Peace Out :.