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IBM international volunteers in Malacca

AvantiKumar | May 28, 2013
IBM's ninth Corporate Service Corps assignment includes working with Malacca's state health department.

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Photo - CSC Melaka IBM international volunteers


A team of international volunteers from technology solutions giant IBM have started work on projects in Malacca, Malaysia, which will help local organisations from various industries to grow into the global market.

IBM Malaysia managing director Paul Moung said IBM Corporate Service Corps' ninth assignment has started in Malacca (Melaka in Malay). The 12 volunteers who come from Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Austria, France, India, United States and Canada are working in four sub-teams for one month.

The projects will involve the Malacca State Health Department, Malaysian Health Promotion Board (MySihat), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) and the World Youth Foundation, said Moung. "Working with the Malacca State Health Department, the team will help develop a strategic blueprint to enhance the engagement of stakeholders, as well as the planning and management capability of the department."

Meanwhile, for the Malaysian Health Promotion Board (MySihat) project, the team will review the Smoke Free Melaka Strategic Plan 2010-2015 and develop an integrated action plan to help the state achieve international recognition from the World Health Organisation as a smoke free state.

Moung said the team working with the World Youth Foundation would develop a content and communication strategy and system to better engage youths in the state. In addition, the project with UTeM will help to develop a strategic plan for the faculty ICT programme for the next five years.

"The CSC programme combines the tenets of transformational leadership, value-based culture, and a global mindset that Malaysian organisations are seeking to embrace in order to achieve their aspirations of becoming successful global players," said Moung. "We believe that through programmes such as the CSC, we can help organisations reach, benefit, and make a difference in the communities and environment they operate in."

Since the IBM CSC programme started in 2008, more than 80 IBM volunteers have been involved across Malaysia in Penang, Johor, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Kuantan to support a broad range of business, non-government and government organisations.

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Photo - Paul Moung, Managing Director, IBM Malaysia.


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