The Organizers Independance Day 2016 - Penang have selected three recipients for the funds raised at this event. They are:
AMCHAM's MACEE Scholarship Fund
Dream Zypher Foundation
AMCHAM'S MACEE SCHOLARSHIP
The American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) and the Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) has awarded the AMCHAM-MACEE Scholarship for the past 15 yrars. AMCHAM created a scholarship endowment program in 1998 to benefit deserving Malaysian students planning to pursue their undergraduate studies in the United States.
The AMCHAM-MACEE Scholarship awards a US$20,000 scholarship, covering four years of undergraduate study in the United States ($5000/year renewable for four years subject to meeting the specified conditions). The scholarship is open to qualified Malaysian students who are accepted to an accredited university in the United States for four years of study culminating in a Bachelors degree.http://www.macee.org.my/
Tech Dome Penang
is an initiative by the Penang State Government to create a hub for technology learning and exchange of ideas. Scheduled to open mid-2016, it will be a vehicle for improving scientific literacy and technology ability in Malaysia.OUR MISSION
- To inspire children and students to become future technologists and nurture the interest to use and invent technology.
- To cultivate the spirit of inquiry and nurture the passion to thrive in the fields of science, engineering and technology.
- To showcase the progress of the world’s technology and innovation.
- To highlight the convergence of technology, industry and people.
DREAM ZYPHER FOUNDATION
The Dream Zephyr Foundation (Dreamz) is a charitable organization set up in 2003 to create a sustainable fund that aims to support society’s varied humanistic needs through the provision of financial aid. Since commencing 2011, the foundation has trained its focus on issues affecting women and children.
In recognizing the integral role that women play in building the nation and the world, the foundation is dedicated to the realization of women’s dreams – to propagate the development of women through arts & culture, intellectual and academic pursuits and the cultivation of a more balanced world that alleviates gender disparity; simultaneously encouraging sensitivity to women’s needs and ultimately making a meaningful difference in their lives.
The funds are raised through the staging of various charity events throughout the year to ensure a steady stream of cash resources that will be channeled towards empowering the fairer gender with the means to achieve their life aspirations. This is done via educational funding and cash donations to non- profit institutions, driven by the sincere desire of Dreamz to create a better tomorrow. http://www.dreamzfoundation.com