August 30, 2019Options are limited for children with cerebral palsy when it comes to sports because of their mobility issues. Frame football gives these children the chance to play a well-loved sport and get stronger at the same time.
August 23, 2019After her divorce in 2007, housewife Aspalella Shazali became the sole breadwinner.
“I had to start from scratch after the divorce. To support the family financially, I took on two jobs, a house cleaner by day, and a baggage service supervisor in KLIA by night. This meant that my children had to shoulder the load of running our...
July 12, 2019After her divorce, Zarina Zainuddin decided to volunteer in a soup kitchen. She found it so fulfilling that she got her children to volunteer too. For the past five years, the family have found that doing good has been good for them.
May 12, 2019In honour of real-life mothers everywhere on Mother’s Day today (May 12), here are 10 literary guardians we admire for how determined they are that their charges will be the best they can be.
Caroline Ingalls from Little House On The Prairie (Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1935)
Ever resourceful and eternally patient, this woman crafts...
March 15, 2019The late Dr Gwendolen Smith, consultant paediatrician, is remembered by many with great fondness for her dedication as a clinician as well as her passion in advocating for children’s health and well-being.
One of only two paediatricians in Malaysia in the 1960s, Dr Smith was part of a pioneering group of specialists that established...
October 18, 2018New European research presented this week at the 57th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting suggests that vitamin D supplements may help overweight and obese children lose weight.
October 14, 2018Simply telling children to stay away from water is not a strategy – since when do children listen to adults? Drownings are not ‘just accidents’, and more needs to be done to prevent such deaths.
October 1, 2018New research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2018 has found that growing up near green spaces may be connected to a reduced number of respiratory problems as an adult.
September 23, 2018Test anxiety can affect anyone from primary and secondary school students to college students. While symptoms are varied, and can include trouble concentrating and sleeping the night before a test, some individuals struggle significantly.
September 18, 2018The Make A Splash programme has made swimming lessons accessible to more children to prevent drowning deaths. The programme has been credited with the increased number of kids – about 5-10% – who have learned to swim since its inception.