KUALA LUMPUR, 8 July - A unique event took place at the espressolab, Times Bookstore, Bangsar Shopping Centre today. PINTAR Foundation, a non-profit organisation who runs a school adoption programme for the underserved students organised a Book Sharing and Signing session for its latest publication entitled “Beating the Odds”.
The book which is published for the purpose to raise funds through proceeds of the book sale was attended by approximately 40 guests and the book was signed by two speakers – Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop and Tan Seri Dato’ Seri Utama Arshad Ayub. What makes the book unique is that seven well-known personalities contributed stories to the book, Beating the Odds which include Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Arshad Ayub, Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, Prof Dato’ Dr Jimmy Choo (OBE), Dato’ Bernard Chandran, Dato’ Nicol David and Datuk Lat.
The idea for sharing stories in a book resulted from the efforts of PINTAR Foundation to inspire the young generation as well as to enhance the motivation and success of the underserved Malaysian students through inspirational real-life stories. It is also aiming to bridge the gap between the rural and the urban communities throughout Malaysia. The book is part of PINTAR Foundation’s fundraiser in which the proceeds will be channeled to the underserved students. During this Book Launch & Signing Ceremony, Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop and Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Arshad Ayub shared their real-life experience and journey in achieving their dreams as well as to share their responsibility and initiative in giving back to the community.
The book which is targeting readers from the age of 7 – 15 years old features a compilation of inspiring stories from well-known personalities who have made it big today. “Beating the Odds” also features inspiring stories by children from the underserved community who experience hardships in their life journey in order to achieve their dreams.