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World Autism Awareness

Do you know that April is the month for World Autism Awareness?

To commemorate World Autism Awareness Day on 2nd April, AkzoNobel, producer of leading decorative paint 🎨brand, Dulux celebrates the significant day by transforming National Autism Society of Malaysia’s (NASOM) vocational centre 🏡 in Jalan Ipoh, Malaysia 🇲🇾

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Bravo! AkzoNobel brings life in a new light to Autistic students!

Mr. Indra Laban, General Manager 👨🏻‍💼of AkzoNobel Decorative Paints Malaysia has thanked Malaysia’s renowned colour therapist👩🏻‍💼, Ms. Evelyn Leong on her collaboration with AkzoNobel working alongside Dulux’s Colour Consultants to provide the colour schemes to create a better learning environment for both students & teachers.

Mr. Indra further elaborated that there are visual, symbolic, synesthetic, emotional, physiological & psychological effects of colours. AkzoNobel strongly believes that colours are vital in uplifting mood and will bring positive effects to people’s lives & the importance of the right environment in the vocational centre to bring out the best in student 👩🏻‍🎓👨🏻‍🎓 & teachers 👩🏻‍🏫👨🏻‍🏫

Ms. Evelyn Leong, colour therapist ( https://www.colourzwork.com/about-us ) explains, “It is great to see AkzoNobel has constantly striving to improve the communities & people through the power of colours.”

Sharing some of the interesting facts about colours learnt from the event,

  • It influences people’s attitudes, grabs attention & evokes feelings.
  • Colour can have such transforming & uplifting effect on people & places.
  • It can promote both physical & mental relaxation as well as reducing stress.
  • Inspirational colours can be very effective in learning settings.

Sharing some facts about the puzzle ribbon learnt from the event,

  • This puzzle ribbon was adopted in 1999 as the universal sign of Autism Awareness
  • It reflects the complexity of the Autism Spectrum
  • The different colours & shapes represent the diversity of the people & families living with the condition
  • The brightness of the ribbon signals hope that through increased awareness of autism, early intervention & access to appropriate services/ supports

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is one of the fastest growing & life-long developmental disability that affects the functioning of the brain, thus impairing social interaction & communication skills, which makes it difficult for them to relate & communicate with others. People who have autism are also more likely to experience sensitivities in the 5 senses i.e. sight, hearing, touch, taste & smell.

As an autistic person, they tend to be more sensitive with their senses & the colours used in the vocational centre are mostly in shades of pastel with low stimulation. Each of the rooms in the centre is painted with a different colour to create different moods e.g. the staff room is painted light pink to further harness loving & compassionate teachers/ personnel; orange is used on the walls near the kitchen/ dining area to stimulate creative activities.

“Our students spend an average of 8 hours a day in the centre & it is important for us to provide a conducive environment for them to learn & grow. We are thankful to both AkzoNobel & Evelyn Leong to help transform our vocational training centre, to assist in livening up using the power of colour to provide a better learning space for our students”, says Feilina Feisol, Chairman of NASOM.

Everyone of us can contribute & make a difference to the autism community. You may help to support autism education, awareness, advocacy, research & families living with autism via http://www.nasom.org.my/autism/

For more information on Dulux, please visit http://www.dulux.com.my

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The Women Empowerment Bazaar & NASOM Fundraiser by AVANA

Yeah! SiennyLovesDrawing would like to share about The Women Empowerment Bazaar & National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM) Fundraiser by AVANA 👍🏻👏🏻😃

Date: 18 Feb 2017 (Sat)

Time:  10am – 10pm

Venue: Level LG, Level G & Level 1 of SS15 Courtyard Mall, Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, West Malaysia

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NASOM is a society formed in 1987 by a group of parents & professionals with the aim to deliver lifespan services to the community of persons suffering from autism. This fundraising event aims to raise awareness for autism in Malaysia 🇲🇾 Then, by channeling a 10% of the sales proceeds from all the vendors from the Women’s Empowerment to NASOM with an awesome objective to providing the opportunities for the autism person to learn & lead a productive & fulfilling life 😀

Secretly sharing with you that there will be a choir performance 👫👭👬on stage  at 3pm by the autistic children from NASOM too! 😆

Through this event, AVANA also seeks to empower women 👩🏻‍💻who sell online by equipping them with a simple-to-use platform that automates their day-to-day online selling processes 💻🖥

There will be over 70 booths opened by our local women sellers with some services provided by sponsors & partners e.g. support from iM4U who also have projects that cater for youths with special needs, support from Coffee ☕️ For Good who works closely Autism Café Project, a café run by youth with autism that also provides training & employment to secure a brighter future for youth with autism 😊

In this connection, do spend your time to enjoy your shopping from Level LG, Level G to Level 1 of SS15 Courtyard Mall on 18 Feb 😄

Bravo to AVANA! This is because Avana has providing all its vendors a free booth during this event, a free online store as well as a free 4 hours in-house workshop on “How to sell on Facebook” through a systematic & scalable way. All these vendors will be selling a variety of items such food, fashion apparels, desserts, toys, beauty products etc. 👍🏻👏🏻

So, let’s support this fundraising event for capable women as well as autism society! 🤗

A = Avana = Autism = Amazing women = Awesome fundraising campaign 🅰️

SiennyLovesDrawing will be there with friends to support it!

If you will be there too, do say “Hi” ya 😉☺️

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Updated@18Feb2017, 12pm


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