2017 Walk for Autism

Miembro

Sue Sem Yap


Duration

abril 30, 2017

Objetivo

Sandakan citizen


Población objetivo

500


Edad objetivo promedio

38


Personas impactadas

100


Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible

Reducción de la Desigualidad


Estado de desarrollo

Salud y Bienestar


Propósito

The purpose of this project is to raise awareness and understanding on Autism among the citizen in Sandakan.


Visión general

Walk for Autism is a continuous community project jointly organised by JCI Sandakan and Persatuan CHILD since 2015. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness among Sandakan citizens about community with autism and funds to support autism awareness activities in Sandakan. This year, the walk was divided into two (2) categories, i.e 8km and 3km. It was organised on the 30th April 2017 at the Sibuga Sports Complex. Each participant received a piece of T-shirt, goody bag and medal. It was opened for autistics and non-autistics. Income from the project is donated to autism centers in Sandakan.


Resultados

The project successfully received 869 registrations and 700 attendees. This number of registrations was doubled from previous year. It also received supports from the government representative, the State Assemblyman of Elopura Y.B Datuk Au Kam Wah, private companies and several civil societies. It was able to raise funds to purchase essential items for the autism centers in Sandakan.The event also provided a platform for autistic children to sell their products, i.e homemade cookies and drawings. Awareness among the local citizens were successfully raised. The event also took the opportunity to promote 'Peace is Possible' to the public. It also brought together JCI members from local and national levels.


Recomendaciones

This project need to be continued in the future to benefit more autism centers in Sandakan and continuous awareness among the public.

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