NGO Day


Monash University Malaysia invites you to its annual NGO Day, which will be held this year on Wednesday 9 August! 

The day will consist of a number of events and activities: 

1. NGO booths 

Seventeen organisations from Malaysia’s civil society will set up booths at the Main Foyer in front of Building 2 from 10am to 4pm where the Monash community can discover more about their work and look into collaboration opportunities. Students will also be able to register for internships.  

The following organisations are attending: 

  • Women's Aid Organisation
  • Pink Triangle Foundation
  • IDEAS Academy
  • Generasi Gemilang
  • Jumble Station
  • IDEAS Research
  • Monash University Volunteer Programme
  • World Vision Malaysia
  • IDEAS Autism Centre
  • Suaram
  • SUHAKAM
  • Amnesty International Malaysia
  • The Freedom Film Network
  • The Nasi Lemak Project
  • Refugee Youth for Transformation and Excellence
  • Gerai OA 
  • Tenaganita
  • National Cancer Society Malaysia

 

2. Talks by NGOs

The event will also include talks given by local NGOs about their work. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

Time/Venue/Talk

  • 11am-12pm - Lecture Theatre 6009 - Dr Carmelo Ferlito from IDEAS Academy
  • 2-3pm - Room 6209 - Generasi Gemilang 

 

3. Film screening: Gadoh

The Freedom Film Network will also be on campus to hold a screening of Gadoh (Namron & Brenda Danker, 2009). The screening will take place from 1-3pm in room 6005 and will be followed by a Q&A session with representatives from the Freedom Film Network. 

Synopsis:
Gadoh tells a story of a group of teenagers who fought each other along racial lines; a cycle of hatred and violence further escalated by their environment and school system. 

What was to be a quick resolution to improve the school’s bad image, was taken as an opportunity for one teacher who believed that real change was possible. She ropes in the help of an old friend and reluctant maverick theatre activist for this arduous task. 

Is there hope amidst the cycle of discrimination that surrounds us? Watch Gadoh for their story, and what it may very well tell us about ourselves. 

 

4. Blind massage

Blind masseurs will be on campus from 8am-4pm on the NGO Day. The location is to be confirmed. 

 

5. Blind futsal

There will be futsal matches between staff members, Monash futsal team and the National Blind Futsal Team (Pan-Disability Football Club). 
Time: 4-7pm (including briefing time)
Venue: Monash's open field 

The objective of this event is to create awareness of the blind football club's social cause and mission as well as the existence of the blind national team amongst our staff and students. Another objective is to raise funds for the organisation.  

We need 24 Monash players (staff and students) to play 4 matches of futsal games with the blind.  

How you could contribute to this meaningful event:

  • Participate as one of the Monash players (please check if your names are already on the nominated list in the google doc). Please feel free to add names to the nominated list in the shared google doc (up to 32 players only).  
    Note: Please let me know if you have been nominated but are unable to play  
  • Make generous pledges for staff members/students to participate. A minimum of RM100 is required to be eligible to play. Please nominate and make pledges through this google doc (drop me an email if you cannot access the document). Kindly invite others to pledge generously!
    (e.g., 10 people can contribute RM10 each to make a total pledge of RM100 for someone to play in the game).   
  • Come and watch the games. 

 

For more information on the NGO Booths, talks and screening of Gadoh, please email Dr Jonathan Driskell (jonathan.driskell@monash.edu). For more information on the blind massage and blind futsal, please email A/Prof Grace Lee (grace.lee@monash.edu).