25 October, ISKANDAR MALAYSIA – A total of 9 NGOs, 9 exemplary individuals and 2 Companies CSR initiatives were recognised and acknowledged at the 5th Iskandar Malaysia Social Hero Awards 2018 (IMSHA 2018) at Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel this evening.
The event was graced by Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Idris Iskandar Ismail Abdul Rahman Ibni Tunku Ibrahim Ismail, Tunku Temenggong Johor.
In total 20 award recipients comprising individuals and organisations were given recognition for their outstanding contribution in making a difference in Iskandar Malaysia.
The 11 categories (applicable to individual or organisational nomination) were Animal & Wildlife, Disaster Relief and Public Safety, Education Advancement, Environmental Preservation/Protection, Health Services, Human Empowerment, Poverty & Hunger Relief, Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Innovator, Arts, Culture & Heritage.
Envisioned as Iskandar Malaysia’s premier community service award, IMSHA aims to identify, recognise and celebrate individuals, organisations and groups who are making a difference in our community. IMSHA intends to raise awareness on the need for all to share the responsibility of working towards a more inclusive, compassionate and effective society.
This year, 262 nominations were received for organisations and individuals via Facebook and email. The nominations were then analysed and rated against a ‘social impact rating’ system by Frost and Sullivan, an independent technical committee and the results vetted for a final time by a Leadership Council made up of prominent citizens.
IMSHA2018 is a community-led event driven by The Iskandarian (Iskandar Malaysia’s Official Newspaper) and Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA).
IMSHA2018 is supported by KPRJ and Maslee Express as Platinum Sponsors, and UMLand Berhad and Mah Sing Properties as Gold Sponsors. Wearnes Autohaus are also supporting partners in branding.
The 6th Iskandar Malaysia Social Hero Awards 2019 (IMSHA2019) nominations are now open and members of the public may submit nominations through The Iskandarian’s website www.theiskandarian.com.
Further information on IMSHA can also be found on www.facebook.com/socialheroawards.