The Hope for Change Badminton Charity Programme offers the opportunity to discover and develop talent in badminton
Hong Yang Hoo Pharma Sdn Bhd, producer of the well-known TYT brand of traditional herbal products, recently contributed towards improving the future of underprivileged children through a RM40,000 contribution to Michael’s Badminton Academy, to benefit the Hope for Change Badminton Charity Programme for a period of one year.
The Hope for Change Badminton Charity Programme is an award-winning training programme for underprivileged children. Established in 2011, this yearly badminton workshop was designed for underprivileged children with the objective of giving them the opportunity to discover and develop their talent in badminton.
The programme, which has an all-rounded focus on all aspects of being an athlete, also provides a platform for underprivileged children to explore a career in the badminton industry. Since its launch, it has benefitted close to 200 children, and the number continues to grow.
“TYT is a household brand that has slowly grown since we were founded in 1957, and we are proud and honoured to have grown with the country since Merdeka. Although our society is diverse, there are many things that bring us together, such as badminton. We find it meaningful that Michael’s Badminton Academy is using this sport – that is both a form of casual exercise for many people and also their number one spectator sport, as the basis of providing a better future for underprivileged children, and we are pleased to support their effort,” said June Choo, Director of Hong Yang Hoo Pharma Sdn Bhd.
“As an organisation inspired by the grassroots passion for badminton, the team at Michael’s Badminton Academy is honoured to receive continuous support from companies like TYT. Their story and our story are all part of the richness of Malaysian history and our social fabric. With their support, we hope to enrich the Malaysian sporting story by discovering potential Malaysian badminton champions and starting them off on their road to success in the sport. Additionally, the children also have the potential for a better future by building a career in the badminton industry, even if they are not potential champions,” said Lee Kok Choong, Managing Director, Michael’s Badminton Academy.
Michael’s Badminton Academy was founded by Malaysian badminton enthusiast Michael Lee, based on a dream to bring together badminton enthusiasts from different communities to share their passion for the lifestyle. Today, MBA is a one-stop centre for all badminton needs, offering professional services from court rentals and pro-shops to a full-fledged badminton academy, training players from Malaysia and around the world. MBA also hosts local and international tournaments, badminton exchange programmes with other countries and corporate events.