Breast Cancer Welfare Association of Malaysia (East Malaysia) $4545 for training equipment, tuition and travel expenses for two nurses and to assist with expenses to organize a Pink Charity Run.
The Borneo Project (Sarawak) Purchased a small hydroelectric generator for a longhouse. $3000
National Cancer Society of West Malaysia. Provided free breast screening procedures to 29 low income women. $1300
Kadazan Schools - Purchased computer for use in rural Kadazan school. $1000
Hemodialysis Association of Klang (Selangor). Assist with the purchase of equipment. $500
World Wise Schools (USA). Assist with the program to provide information about world culture to American school children. $500
Sending Aloha Abroad (USA). Assist with the funding of a documentary film about the first Peace Corps Volunteers who went on to serve in Malaysia after training in Hawaii. $305
National Peace Corps Association (USA). Assist with the upgrade expenses of NPCA membership software. $300
Hospis Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur). Assist with palliative care training. $278
Heritage Foundation (Kuala Lumpur). Assist with the building of an example of a headman's house. $250
Doctors Without Borders (Haiti). Assist with earthquake efforts. $250
The Borneo Project (Sarawak). Assist with the cost of providing legal aid to indigenous people of East Malaysia. $250
The Borneo Project (East Malaysia). Purchased children's books written in the Penan language. $250
Humana Child Aid Society (Sabah). Assist with the operational cost of a school for the children of guestworkers.
Friends of Malaysia co-sponsored a reading program in the US on International Children's Day featuring Malaysian children's folktales. Stories were read by more than 40 returned Peace Corps Volunteers in more than 30 states reaching 3500 elementary school students. Children learned about Malaysian culture and Peace Corps experiences.
Friends of Malaysia was contacted by a 4th grade teacher in New Hampshire who had a new student from Malaysia. The student spoke very little English so the teacher requested some children's books in the Malaysian language to ease the transition to learning English. FOM members were able to provide several books for the student.