Foundation







About Scientex Foundation

Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR remains a priority at Scientex with our efforts centred on the Scientex Foundation, which was incorporated on 26th June 2008 to address issues and concerns in the areas of healthcare and environment.


Scientex Foundation is a non-profit charitable organisation funded by contributions from Scientex Berhad and voluntary contributions from interested individuals and private organisations.

 
Scientex Foundation can be reached at:

c/o Mr. Phang Chi Ming
Scientex Foundation
Corporate Office, Scientex Berhad
No.9, Persiaran Selangor,
Seksyen 15, 40200 Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia


Tel : 603-5524 8888, 603-5519 1325
Fax : 603-5519 1884
E-mail: scientexfoundation@scientex.com.my







Scientex Foundation's Mission

Scientex Foundation is committed to the goal of better health for the communities by collaborating with and supporting organizations which are involved in the prevention and treatment of cancer and other life threatening diseases and illnesses. The Foundation is also committed to fostering a healthy environment by educating the public on environmental issues such as climate change, the energy crisis, protection of natural resources and ways to develop a more sustainable future.

 

Scientex Foundation's Main Objectives

Through Scientex Foundation, we are committed to pursue the following objectives for the betterment of all:

  • Promote the wellbeing of employees and good practices at the workplace and marketplace
  • Support the community through the creation of public awareness and education in health related programs and research projects
  • Protect the environment through awareness campaigns on the need for the protection and conservation of the environment




Environment

In the area of environmental issues, the Foundation’s objectives are:

  • To fund programmes designed for the conservation, research, development, protection, enhancement and support of nature and natural resources.
  • To promote public awareness on the importance of protection, preservation and sound management of environment.
  • To promote and implement a corporate-wide initiative to reduce, reuse and recycle paper, cardboard, glass and plastic bottles and bags.
  • To cooperate with other voluntary bodies and statutory authorities on the above initiatives and to exchange information and advice with them.
  


Health Care

In the area of healthcare, the Foundation’s objectives are:

  • To collaborate with other charitable foundations and non-government organizations (NGOs) to work together on various healthcare programmes.
  • To provide funds and financial assistance in the areas of research and the promotion and provision of early detection testing and treatment methods for diseases and illnesses including cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • To create public awareness and understanding of these diseases.




Currently, the Foundation is supporting the following:


EMPOWERED

The Cancer Advocacy Society of Malaysia is a non-profit tax-exempt organization committed to saving lives, preventing cancer and serving the poor in Malaysia who are afflicted with cancer. The first collaborative program between the Foundation and the Cancer Advocacy Society of Malaysia (EMPOWERED) was carried out for the poor and underprivileged people in the low income community in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur. They were given an opportunity to be tested for colon cancer.


This community outreach program was executed in 4 phases:-
1) Phase 1 - community pre-selection and colorectal cancer awareness workshop,
2) Phase 2 - colorectal cancer screening workshop,
3) Phase 3 - return of used faecal immunohistochemical test (FIT) kit; and
4) Patient Support Program


Close to 10,000 residents in Setapak benefitted from the program, out of which 229 were from the colorectal cancer high risk group.



 

The colorectal cancer awareness workshops were held in October-November 2012 and the colorectal cancer screening workshops were held in March-June 2013.


In the customised colorectal cancer awareness workshop, EMPOWERED brought the latest scientific information about colorectal cancer and its curability when detected early by equipping the residents with the necessary support needed to make important changes in their lifestyles.


Residents from the colorectal cancer high risk group were given a FIT kit to be tested at home which were then collected and sent to a participating hospital for processing.


In the Patient Support Program, an elaborate support mechanism is put in place for the program beneficiaries to be supported emotionally, morally and financially in their medical journey.


The colorectal cancer awareness and screening program were also supported by governmental and non governmental organisations, medical university, hospitals and other donors.



National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM)

Collaborated with NCSM in organizing a community supported Cervical Cancer Screening Programme which aims to reduce morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer through an organized approach to cervical screening which will provide better protection against cervical cancer. Through this initiative, more than 2,000 underprivileged women in the Klang Valley were given free cervical cancer screening. To promote greater public awareness and understanding of cervical cancer, more than 130,000 leaflets were distributed to more than 1,300 clinics nationwide.
Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation Malaysia (ADFM)

The Foundation tied up with ADFM to set up a new Multimedia Library & Resource Centre within the premises of ADFM which acts as a resource centre to provide accurate information and data and to provide the facilities to enable people to conduct research and to educate the patients, caregivers, doctors, students and anybody interested in the nature of the said disease as well as to promote and increase nationwide awareness and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease in general.
National Cancer Council (Majlis Kanser Nasional or MAKNA)

The Foundation has partnered Majlis Kanser Nasional or MAKNA to support various cancer research programs which is currently on-going. The programmes involve the testing of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) for cancer management, and in particular the use of MSC to repair damaged organs, the use of genetically modified MSC for treatment of anemia of cancers and the generation of MSC from induced pluripotent stem cells. The research and testing, if proven successful under laboratory conditions, may then be adopted for clinical trials.
Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA)

To support and implement community projects which aim to protect the environment, prevent pollution, to preserve nature and natural resources that improve environmental performance and quality of life, the Foundation has collaborated with MPMA for the past 3 years in rolling out the 3Rs campaign to selected schools in the Klang Valley, Johor and Melaka. The 3Rs program hopes to educate the school children on the benefits of 3Rs with the emphasis on promoting the culture of recycling reuseable items such as plastics, glass and paper. This highly successful program has obtained the endorsement from the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Housing and Local Government as well as the support of the various state governmental bodies. To promote awareness and understanding of environmental issues through environmental education and programmes, drawing contests, public speaking contests, recycling contests were organised for the schools which has seen a strong and enthusiastic response from all.


Board of Trustees

The Foundation has a 6-member Board of Trustees comprising eminent individuals who have shown great interest in healthcare and environmental concerns. The Board governs the Foundation and determines the payment, disbursement and distribution of funds from the trust fund to the various projects, charitable organizations or causes that qualify for the assistance from the Foundation. The Trustees serve the Board on a voluntary basis.

Chairman
Tan Sri Dato’ Mohd Sheriff Bin Mohd Kassim

Trustees
Lim Teck Meng
Lim Peng Jin
Wong Chin Mun
Tan Tah Way
Soon Hui Moong

 

Executive Committee (EXCO)

The Board is represented by an EXCO of 6 members which guides the Foundation’s management team in the execution of daily operational and financial matters as well as in determining the Foundation’s activities and overall direction.


Executive Committee
Lim Peng Jin (Chairman)
Wong Chin Mun (Hon. Treasurer)
Tan Tah Way (Project Development)
Soon Hui Moong (Publicity & Promotions)