Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"Mari Bina Surau"

Assalamualaikum and Hello everyone!

It has been awhile since our last update on Project Mata Hati (PMH), but worry not! We are still alive *wink*. We have recently launched a campaign called "Mari Bina Surau" to collect funds for the construction of a new Musolla (surau) for SMPK Setapak.

Our official poster for the "Mari Bina Surau" campaign

The surau construction started on 17th August 2014 and was initially planned to be completed in June 2015. Unfortunately, due to insufficient funds the construction works have been temporarily stopped until we have collected the required amount.

 Surau construction as of 15th June 2015

Surau construction as of 15th June 2015

Currently, we have managed to collect as much as RM 125,000. However, this amount is still far beyond what we require. The total construction cost for the new surau is RM 463, 924.65, so we  are really hoping and relying on your generous contributions to make this surau a dream come true for the students.

You might wonder why our new surau construction cost is relatively expensive. Well, this is mainly because it is equipped with visually impaired/blind-friendly facilities such as hand railings, studded tile paths and also special coarse texture bricks for walls.

The purpose of building this new surau is also to provide a comfortable praying environment for the students. The current surau is located in the male students' hostel at Level 1, and the female students would have to walk there every time they would want to use it. The current surau is small and not able to accommodate all the students for activities such as Quran Recitation Classes, Prayers, Tahlil, Islamic Forums and so on. So, we hope the new surau would be comfortable for these students and also visitors, and would ultimately be able to enhance their spiritual connection with Allah S.W.T as well as improving their lifestyle.

New Surau Plan View & Perspective from designer (ain't it cool? ;p)
So, please help us to spread the word and support us in this cause! We would be very thankful to receive any amount of donation. Remember, a small difference for you, a huge difference for them :)

PMH has been working together with the school itself (SMPK Setapak) and UPSI in raising the funds, so any contribution may be channeled to :

Bank                      : BANK ISLAM MALAYSIA BERHAD
Account No.          : 08068010003264
Reference              : Surau2015

Important notes: 
  1. Kindly contact us prior to payment.
  2. Kindly contact us when you have made any deposit as we would require your detailed information for our record and reference.
  3. You may email the transaction receipt to faisal.sarim@miscbhd.com.
  4. All donors will receive a Tax Exemption Receipt for their contributions.
  5. For further inquiries regarding the donation or our campaign, please contact Faisal at 010 371 0422.
PMH is really looking forward to your support and please stay with us to know our latest updates and news! Until then, have a blessed Ramadan and a wonderful day ! :)

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Monday, August 25, 2014


The first half of 2013 saw a flurry of activity by Project Mata Hati, a corporate social responsibility (CSR) project by Group Technical Services (GTS), under MISC Outreach Programme, in collaboration with Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) and Sekolah Menengah Pendidikan Khas (Cacat Penglihatan) Setapak.

Project Mata Hati sees to the needs of visually impaired students from SMPK Setapak by helping the school achieve its aspiration of being a world class institution for the blind and visually impaired, through ongoing programmes that explore and enhance the hidden potential of these students.
                To raise funds for this purpose, the annual Charity Luncheon was held on the 11th May 2013, followed by an Art Exhibition entitled ‘Heart on Wheels’ from the 21st  to 23rd  June 2013.
The students had a fun filled day at the Charity Luncheon, as they were entertained with activities throughout the morning, before the Luncheon finally kicked off at noon. This time around, all 142 students from the school attended the event and were given the opportunity to meet sponsors and supporters that have pledged to aid the visually impaired youths through Project Mata Hati. In return, the students put their best foot forward with exciting performances which included a Dikir Barat and a Live Band show among others.


The Art Exhibition held at the Annexe Gallery, Central Market, further showcased the diversity of the students’ talents. In a charity drive prior to the exhibition, these visually impaired students were given the opportunity to ride in a supercar, courtesy of the supercar fraternity, The Blue Jackets Society. Despite their disability, the students fully utilised their other senses – touch, smell and hearing - to soak up this rare experience and then express it through art. How do they choose colours they’ve never seen? This glimpse into how they ‘see’ things in their mind was what set the “Heart on Wheels” exhibition apart from the rest.

Project Mata Hati would like to extend their gratitude to everyone involved in the Charity Luncheon and the Art Exhibition. Rest assured your time, money and support has gone to a good cause. Interested donors can contribute by making a personal donation, purchase artwork or by attending/volunteering for future events. For more information, kindly contact Ailina (ext: 2890) or Georgina (ext: 3203).

Monday, September 3, 2012

Charity Luncheon is Coming Soon

(Click on image to enlarge)

School Background

Founded in 1974, Sekolah Menengah Pendidikan Khas Setapak (SMPKS) has been serving as a boarding school for the blind and visually impaired (BVI) students. Currently we house 144 students, comprising of students from form 1 to form 5. Despite the visual challenges that they have, the students undergo normal syllabus as other mainstream schools. They sit for PMR and SPM, just like the other normal students. Many of them managed to become successful individuals and make significant contribution to the country.


Our school aspires to be a World Class Institution for Blind Visually Impaired (BVI) in the future. We have always been supportive of this relentless pursuit of happiness. We would like to work towards a brighter future for our students and this cannot be done alone. Thus, we plead for support and collaboration from all members of the society to join us in this remarkable journey.


Group Technical Services (GTS) of MISC Bhd, Sekolah Menengah Pendidikan Khas (Cacat Penglihatan) Setapak and University Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) have collaborated to set up a joint trust account, which the account is kept at UPSI. All the fund raised through this luncheon will go to this joint trust account, of which will be monitored closely by all three (3) parties, i.e. GTS, the school and UPSI. This will eventually enhance the programs identified for the development of the students.

We have embarked with this project last year (2011) in various forms of development programs where we have seen success from the students, i.e. art lesson & exhibition, Japanese language class, sports day etc.

How You Can Help...

There are three ways of helping that you can offer:

  1. Partnership – by participating in our programs
  2. Sponsorship – monetary form by buying luncheon seats
  3. Heartfelt Donation – by donating any amount of money to the school

There is no restriction on how you can help them. All we see is POSSIBILITY.

Charity Options

You can choose to be our special sponsor by selecting the Diamond Class. Your contribution will go to a specific development program for the school (please refer to the table below). Everyone is born with undiscovered potential. We identify the prospects of what they could specialize and try to project them to greater heights. We believe that through the programs we planned, they could gain sufficient confidence in pursuing their dreams. This initiative does not covered by Ministry of Education allocation. Each package will cost RM 20, 000 and it comes with ten (10) seats / one (1) table for the Charity Luncheon. In addition, we welcome you to become our strategic partners in development program that you have selected:
Packages are as follow:

Package Code
Diamond Package
Music Courses, Equipment, Studio Recording 
Equipment, Sports Day & Coaching
Art Courses, Art Beyond Sight Gallery
Motivation Talk, Public Speaking & Competitions
Tahfiz Courses
Information Technology
IT Courses
PICO Embossers
JAWS Screen Reader
New computers & Upgrades
Tiger Premier Braille Printers


You can also select the four packages listed below that come with different prices and different number of seats. You can buy any number of seats/tables for any of the packages. A table consists of ten (10) tables.

The expected proceed of RM 380,000 from this charity event will be used towards general expenses and welfare of the students. The name of our development programs will be dedicated to our respective Diamond Sponsors, together with a gratitude plaque placed at the school. All contributors will be receiving a Tax Exemption Receipt. This charity is done with full transparency.

Contact Person

Nur Davina Skymmar
Office: +60322752012
Mobile: +60129388598
Email: nurdavinaskymmar@miscbhd.com (email)

Nur Davina Skymmar
-Director, Project Mata Hati

Nordin bin Mat Yusoff
-Patron, SMPK Setapak
-Vice President, GTS MISC Bhd
-Chairman, Malaysia Ship-owners’ Association (MASA)