Bolstering rural lives, one child at a time | Star Golden Hearts Awards 2023

Published on 15 Nov 2023 5:00:06 AM

After witnessing the harsh conditions faced by rural communities in Sabah 15 years ago, retired businessman Jimmy Lei chose to leave Australia and return to Malaysia to address these challenges.

Struck by the sight of school children braving the rain to return home, Lei set up the Starfish Malaysia Foundation - a foundation which focuses on empowering marginalised communities in Sabah and Sarawak.

The Starfish Malaysia Foundation is one of the winners of the Star Golden Hearts Award 2023, an annual award by The Star and Yayasan Gamuda that recognises selfless Malaysian unsung heroes who make a positive impact on society and promote unity among the people.

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