Get to know Charity Right
Charity Right is an international food aid organisation that works in neglected communities around the world, feeding forgotten and underserved individuals.
Our meals support schoolchildren and adults in refugee camps, slums, jungles, and remote villages across Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Currently we are operating in Malaysia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sudan, and Turkey.
Children from these areas don’t often have the opportunity to escape poverty, but by providing regular meals at school, they are more likely to stay in education, which means they have a chance at a prosperous future.
Why do we focus on
providing food to children?
Charity Right provides continuous food aid to these children to get them in school and keep them learning.
Hunger: The World’s Biggest Solvable Problem
As studied by the World Health Organization (WHO), chronic hunger shows greater increase by each passing time since 2014. Asia is leading the number of undernourished (381 million), followed by Africa (250 million), Latin America and the Caribbean (48 million).
The progress in fighting hunger is stalling, while the COVID-19 pandemic escalates the vulnerabilities and the shortage of global food system.
Our world’s population estimated to be just over 7 billion. And there is enough food in the world to feed 10 billion.
Hunger is one of the world’s biggest problems today. However, it’s solvable.
We provide meals to school going children.
We deliver food packs to the same families every month.
We distribute food to communities affected by an emergency.
Breaking The Cycle With School Meals.
All our meals are carefully designed to provide maximum nutritional value. We’re fighting more than hunger; we’re fighting malnutrition too.
All our meals are carefully designed to provide maximum nutritional value. We’re fighting more than hunger; we’re fighting malnutrition too. We focus on providing food from three main food groups: carbohydrates, protein, and minerals – specifically calcium. Each meal we serve comes with one item from each group.
Menus are adapted to reflect different regions, food prices, and local traditions.
How we make decision for our projects
We go through a vital four step process when deciding where we will work. This helps us to identify the exact needs of those suffering from hunger.
Feed to Educate aims to alleviate hunger from poverty-stricken households by providing monthly food aid to enable the beneficiaries and their families to sustain without relying on their children for supplemental income so they may continue to go to school and focus on their studies.
Our Food Box is monitored and approved by our in-house nutritionist making sure that our beneficiaries are getting the nutrition they need.
Through Feed to Educate, we make sure children don’t skip school as we believe that education is vital to the emancipation of poverty. To ensure that, a minimum of 80% school attendance is needed to qualify for the food aid.
Together with its partners, Charity Right Malaysia conducts a one-year entrepreneurship program aimed at harnessing the skills and improving the financial strength and livelihood of these families by getting the parents or caregivers involved in these programs to qualify for the food aid. The program is designed to encourage the families to be able to create a sustainable income on their own eventually.
Our “Feed To Educate” Program Won Outstanding Flagship Project Award from United Nations Universities in 2020
Our approach has been acknowledged by the United Nations University for its sustainable approach to eradicating poverty. The “Feed to Educate” program has been awarded an Outstanding Flagship Award from United Nations University under contribution to UN Sustainable Development Goal 1: No Poverty.
The backbone of Charity Right
Mohd Ridzal Mohd Sheriff
Mohd Ridzal is the CEO of InfinitoDAX (L) Pte Ltd, a financial advisory company based in Labuan, providing both traditional and blockchain-based fundraising avenues. Prior to that, he served as the CEO of Infinity Blockchain Ventures, a blockchain technology group. Mohd Ridzal also served as the Deputy Secretary General of the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade & Industry from April 2012 to March 2015. From December 2006 to March 2012, Mohd Ridzal served in Deutsche Bank Malaysia Bhd, firstly as a Director, Corporate Investment Banking and thereafter, in 2009, as the Head of Global Transaction Banking Malaysia. Between January 2000 and March 2006, Mohd Ridzal held various roles in Bursa Malaysia, including as the CEO of the Derivatives Clearing House, Head of Clearing Settlement and Depository, and Head of Group Business Development.
Mohd Ridzal has been appointed as the Chairman of the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia (FIMM) with effect from 12 June 2019. He also serves as a Director of Franklin Templeton Asset Management (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. Previously, he held directorships in the following organizations: Deutsche Trustees Malaysia Bhd (as Chairman), SME Corporation Malaysia (as Deputy Chairman), Deutsche Corporate Advisory Malaysia, Malaysian Derivatives Clearing House Bhd, and Kuala Lumpur Options & Financial Futures Exchange Bhd.
Mohd Ridzal holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from University of London, and was a licenced stockbroker and financial derivatives trader.
Muhammad Fawwaz Aminuddin
Fawwaz Aminuddin is a dual charter-holder of both Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Accountant (ACA) by The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
He has an extensive experience in investment management with specialisation in strategic planning, organisational development, transaction structuring, corporate finance, project management, investment evaluation, fundraising, and business development.
He served as an auditor at Deloitte United Kingdom before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Malaysia as a corporate finance consultant. He was also a general manager of UMW Group and a top management executive of several companies in the Middle East.
His career has given him exposures to a broad range of industries including financial services, real estate, hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, education, automotive, communication, logistics, F&B, and public sector.
He is currently the General Manager of Strategic Investments at Lembaga Tabung Haji.
Salwah Abdul Shukor
Salwah Abdul Shukor is a senior partner and head of the Corporate as well as the Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice groups of Zain & Co. She commenced practice in 1994 and has been partner since 2000. Zain & Co is a member of Dentons, currently the world’s largest global firm with more than 10,000 lawyers across the world.
She has been cited as an industry “Leading Individual” (Chambers Asia-Pacific and Legal 500), “Notable Practitioner” (Chambers Asia-Pacific) and Distinguished Practitioner in Corporate/M&A Asialaw Profiles, 2020. Salwah was also admitted into the inaugural Asia Pacific Legal 500 Hall of Fame in 2020 and identified as one of Malaysia Top 100 Lawyers based on research conducted by Asia Business Law Journal.
She holds a degree in Bachelor of Law, LLB (Hons.) from the University of Bristol and a Diploma in Shariah Law and Practice from the International Islamic University Malaysia. Other than an Advisory Board for Charity Right, she also serves the Founder Trustee for Pink Ribbon Deeds Foundation and as a Trustee for GOLD (Generating Opportunities for Learning Disabled)
Tajuddin is one of the principal partners at ADD Coral Services Sdn Bhd, a company providing expert, efficient and effective human resource outsourcing support. Tajuddin has close to three decades of varied industry experience as a HR professional, with a track record in developing employees’ professional aspects, formulating and establishing successful initiatives in line with key business objectives and forming successful teams in the region.
Previously, he was the Senior Executive Director of Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Procurement and Quality at Felda Holdings Bhd and FGVH. Earlier, he was Head of Group Human Resources and Administration for Bursa Malaysia Bhd.
Tajuddin holds an MA in Human Resources (Training & Development) from the Asia Pacific International University. He formerly sat on several boards, including Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Berhad, Proton Edar Sdn Bhd, Proton Marketing Sdn Bhd, Proton Tanjung Malim Sdn Bhd, Yayasan Proton, Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Proton Holdings Berhad.