Health & Welfare
Yayasan Budi Penyayang Community Centre in Kepala Batas, Penang

MALAYSIAN CANCER RESEARCH

In 2011, the Foundation became one of the key sponsors of the Cancer Research Initiatives Malaysia, CARIF, an independent organisation involved in cancer medical research in Malaysia. The Foundation’s sponsorship will assist in the funding of CARIF research programmes over the next five years.

CARIF is led by a 33-strong all-Malaysian team that includes award winning researchers. Their goal is to identify new ways of detecting at-risk Malaysians, discover new cancer treatments, and develop cutting edge services that are not available in the country.


National Heart Foundation Head Office

National Heart Foundation Head Office, Kuala Lumpur

The Albukhary Foundation designed and built the new head office of the National Heart Foundation in Kuala Lumpur. The building consists of an office & administration block and an accommodation facility for families of heart patients undergoing treatment in hospitals in the city. The building’s modular design also provides for future expansion.

Hemodialysis centres
The Foundation built haemodialysis centres in the states of Perlis and Johor to serve the needs of kidney patients in the far north and far south of Peninsular Malaysia.

Old Folks Homes
The Foundation built two old folks homes in Penang – in Pongsu Seribu, Kepala Batas and Balik Pulau on the island. They are designed to accommodate some of the state’s homeless old folks.

Yayasan Budi Penyayang Community Centre
The Albukhary Foundation built this community centre, the venue of training programmes such as skills development to improve the employment prospects of the poor.

Yayasan Budi Penyayang was founded in 1995 by the late Datin Paduka Seri Endon Mahmood, wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Its initiatives include education, public welfare, research, health and medical assistance for disadvantaged individuals and communities.

YEAK PING LIAN, SAVANT SYNDROME ARTIST
Yeak Ping Lian is profiled in the Wisconsin Medical Society as an autistic savant, in possession of prodigious talent in striking contrast to his mental handicap. The teenager has been proclaimed an artistic genius for producing outstanding artworks. His vibrant acrylic painting of a rooster protecting a hen entitled “Prosperous Year” impressed art circles in Malaysia and overseas.

At the age of four, Ping Lian was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and autism. His mother Sarah Lee gave up her job and through a combination of home-schooling and other informal channels, motivated Ping Lian

to talk, read, write and draw. He took to drawing as soon as he could hold a pencil and started to attend art classes at the age of eight. Here, he caught the attention of teachers with his unique brush work.

Since then, Ping Lian has participated in exhibitions. His artworks, done mainly in charcoal, pencil ink, marker pens and water-colours, portray famous Malaysian landmarks such as the Kuala Lumpur railway station, Christ Church in Melaka and the Petronas Twin Towers.

Sarah Lee’s husband died of a heart attack in 2004. She was left alone to raise Ping Lian and two other children. Inspired by her indomitable spirit, the Albukhary Foundation made a generous contribution to help the single parent raise her gifted special child.


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Old folks home in Penang

 


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