Reach Out and Rise

Reach Out and Rise

Reach Out & Rise


The Foundation introduced the Reach Out and Rise (ROAR) Education Development Programme in 2014. The programme is aimed to provide an opportunity for students to pursue their higher education studies with enrichment support for the students. ROAR scholars comprise bright young people who due to extremely unconducive environments were not able to excel academically.

The ROAR programme covers academic fees, accommodation, meals and enrichment programmes. The programme is fully funded by the Foundation and managed by Science of Life 24/7. The ROAR consists of students pursuing Diploma course leading to a Degree programme at partner universities in the following courses:

  1. Accounting and Finance – HELP University, KL
  2. Business and Marketing – SEGi University, Kota D’sara
  3. Software Engineering – Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation, Bukit Jalil
  4. Logistics Management – UCSI University, Cheras
  5. Graphic Design – UCSI University, Cheras

The enrichment programme under ROAR includes English language and communication skills training, leadership and character development, IT and computing skills training, as well.

  • English Language
  • IT & Computing skills
  • Leadership & Character building (Presentation skills, Stress Management, Speak with Confidence, etc)
  • Study Tours & Camps
  • Mentoring and counselling sessions
  • Participating in volunteering activities

Overall, the ROAR programme helps participants to improve their knowledge, skills set and personality in order to better equip them to join the workforce upon completion of their studies. To date, there are 53 scholars in the programme.

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Roar Graduates

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Kevin Sraatharan

Bachelor of Science in Logistics Management, UCSI University

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Asvin Sraatharan

Bachelor of Arts Software in Engineering, Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation


Kevin Sraatharan and Asvin Sraatharan are twin brothers selected to join the Foundation ROAR scholarship programme in 2014. Their parents faced financial constraints to educate the twins and were delighted when the HLF ROAR scholarship was offered to them. Both, Kevin and Asvin pursued undergraduate studies in Bachelor of Science in Logistics Management and Bachelor of Arts Software in Engineering respectively. The twins graduated in 2017 and have embarked on their career journey in reputable organisaton. Kevin interned at Schlumberger (M) Sdn Bhd in his final semester and is now working as a Customer Relations Officer at Shell Malaysia while Asvin has secured a job as a Program Analyst with Haworth Industries Sdn Bhd and currently, undergoing one-month training in Michigan, USA.

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