Last Friday, The Daily Seni was given the opportunity to attend the first Volunteer Malaysia Awards 2016 – A Prime Minister’s award ceremony that was held at Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa. The award ceremony organised by iM4U in order to celebrate the outstanding achievements of those who have volunteered and contributed positively towards the betterment of our community.
“Volunteerism is about bringing people together. Volunteers are really the VIP here,” says Rudy Malik, iM4U’s Chief Executive Officer during the post-award press conference. Award recipients received a trophy and certificate signed by our Prime Minister, YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak as well as seed funding from iM4U’s DRe1M fund for their next projects.
13 awards were presented on the night and above all those awards, iM4U volunteers across Malaysia who have volunteered a certain number of hours in a year also recognised by VMA’s Bronze, Silver and Gold Achievements.
Here is the list of VMA winners:
Best Volunteer Initiative
Public Service Sector: Program Duta Jauhar – Yayasan Pelajaran Johor
Private Sector: AEON Hometown Forest Programme – AEON Co. (M) Bhd.
NGO/NPO/Collective: Generating Opportunities for the Learning Disabled (GOLD) – Association of the Learning Disabled
DRe1M: Teratak Semai Project – Faculty of Design & Architecture, UPM
Media Organisations: Disaster Relief; Sabah Ranau Earthquake Recovery Project – Yayasan Nanyang Press
School: Warung Santalia Project – SMK Padang Midin, Kuala Terengganu
Pesonality (Online Voting): iAMFAITHMEN – Faizal Tahir
People’s Choice: Bersamamu – Primeworks Studios
Best Social Media Campaign for A Volunteer Initiative
The mBL Epic Build – myBurgerLab
Lifetime Achievement Award
Balasupramaniam Krishnan (Capt. Bala) – Safety Activist, Founder of MVFRA
Superelawan of the Year
Project T.R.Y (Transforming Rural Youth)
iM4U fm Best Humanitarian Song Award
Asslamualaikum – Faizal Tahir
Special Jury Award
Haji Ramli bin Bakar – Kelab Kebajikan dan Pendidikan Puncak
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS!
More photos on: iM4Ufm FB page