Sarah Najihah, one of the 2018 Tuanku Bainun Young Changemaker Awards winner was offered a full scholarship to Cempaka International School.
The high spirited soap making 12 year old caught the eye of YBhg Dato’ Freida Pilus, founder and mentor of Cempaka Group of Schools during the Tuanku Bainun Young Changemakers Awards Ceremony when she presented her mission to cultivate and encourage children as early as 6 years old to start taking care of their personal hygiene by designing and producing hand made soaps that contain toys as a form of reward and incentive to encourage children to wash their hands regularly in her community.
Sarah hopes that contribution will result in a greater impact on the future generation as she believes that a generation that cares for cleanliness will produce a healthier and more productive society in the future.
Sarah was first invited to be a guest speaker during the school’s assembly and hold soap making workshops at Cempaka International School (Damansara Heights & Cheras campus). “The students benefited from her sharing session through her creative problem solving ideas. She has inspired the community of teachers and students to see beyond academics and to embark on entrepreneurship at a young, impressionable age.” said Farah Salizah Ahmad Sarji, Director of Communications, Cempaka Schools.
Pusat Kreatif Kanak-kanak Tuanku Bainun would like to thank Cempaka Group of Schools and YBhg Dato’ Freida Pilus for recognizing the greatness in Sarah Najihah. She is an inspiration to children and we hope that her story will encourage more children to chase their dreams and to take opportunities to join initiatives like the Tuanku Bainun Young Changemakers Awards.
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