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Our History

2021
  • 16 - 24 December 2021: Winter Light of Hope 8.0 for Syria
  • 9 November 2021: Bantuan Harapan Phase 6 and Karisma MediHope (Cancer Aid)
  • 12 September - 12 October 2021: Bantuan Harapan Phase 5
  • 6 September 2021: EduDream (Educational Assistance for Palestine)
  • 11 August - 29 September 2021: Bantuan Harapan Kita Jaga Frontliners Hot Meals Assistance
  • 13 - 28 August 2021: Bantuan Harapan Phase 4 Food Aid for Kelantan and Terengganu Supported by AFFIN Hwang Asset Management
  • 18 July 2021: Launch of Volunteer Pioneers Programme to deploy volunteers nationwide for aid deliveries
  • 1 - 13 July 2021: Bantuan Harapan Local food Assistance Phase 1, 2 and 3
  • 1 August 2021: ‘For Tomorrow’ Fundraising Concert for the Dar Al Ataa Orphanage
  • July 2021:
    - Sedekah Korban
    - Bantuan Harapan (Phase 1, Local assistance)
  • June 2021:
    - PPE and Food Assistance for Sekatan Jalanraya (SJR) Frontliners
    - Dar Al Ataa Orphanage Assistance
    - Gaza Needs You Emergency Assistance (Food Boxes & Water Tanks)
  • May 2021:
    - Palestine Ramadhan’ Box of Hope’
    - Gaza Emergency, Hot Meals (Phase 1)
    - LaBayk Al-Aqsa Palestine Emergency, orphans and widow assistance (Phase 2)
  • April 2021:
    - Seruan Ramadan Bersama Anak Yatim dan Asnaf (Local Ramadan Assistance)
    - Iftar Food (Hot Meals) for Orphans
    - Dar Al Ataa Orphanage Assistance
  • February 2021: KHOM Blood donation ‘Give A Chance At Life’
  • January - March 2021: #KITAJAGAFRONTLINERS Food Assistance
2021
2020
COVID-19 outbreak
  • November 2020: Heart of Hope for Malaysia (Asnaf Aid, Phase 2)
  • October 2020: Heart of Hope for Malaysia (Asnaf Aid, Phase 1)
  • July-December 2020: Save Dar Al Ataa Orphanage for Syrian Refugee Children, Amman, Jordan
  • May 2020: Bantuan Sinar Cahaya Ramadan (Malaysia)
  • May 2020: Palestine assistance Ramadhan Light of Hope 1.0
  • March - April 2020: PPE assistance for the frontliners
2020
2019
Syria relief missions
  • December 2019: Light of Hope 6.0 Winter Mission
  • June 2019: Light of Hope 5.0 Eid for Syria
  • 13 January 2019: Light of Hope 4.0 Emergency 2
  • 29 December 2018 - 3 January 2019: Light of Hope 3.0 Emergency 1
2019
2018
Humaniteddy Educational Project
A camp refugee child races to a food pack provided by KHOM, screaming out “Toys! Toys!” and when told that the contents of the pack are food, she is in disbelief and continues to shout out “Toys!”

Though the adults are relieved to receive food packs from organizations, somehow, many have left little children out of ’humanitarian’ assistance for joy. Most times, it is the little gifts that make the receivers happy and this can’t be said enough about little children who have never once in their lives, owned toys.

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65% of 5.7 million Syrian refugees are children. Syrian children at the age of 10 have never known anything but war. Their childhood has been stripped away from them causing them to miss a very important stage of life. There are no memories but bomb explosions and death.

So, why the Humaniteddy project? We often forget the children have not been able to play. They are not able to have toys. Thus, the Humaniteddy Project was created for KHOM to provide:
  • Emotional and spiritual
  • Books and stationeries needed for children's education.

The idea was born by the Chairperson and her team who suggested for a teddy bear project to be called Humaniteddy, the combination of the word ’humanitarian’ and ’teddybear’. The hand sewn teddy was called Teddycare and was created by a KHOM volunteer. For each purchase of a Teddycare which was to be gifted directly to a Syrian refugee child, the donor also sponsored the child with a supply of stationeries to be used for educational purposes.

As of 28 December of 2019, 150 Humaniteddies were flown to Jordan to be given as gifts together with books and stationeries for 150 refugee children.

The boys although aged 11 or 12 were just as excited as the girls receiving the cute Teddycares. It so seemed that both boys and girls had lost every part of their childhood. They had never had toys, so it wasn’t about gender, it was also not related to age, it was about giving them back a piece of life that was missing. And that missing part was their childhood.

Little things do make the biggest difference.

Watch Humaniteddy Teddycare Project video
2018
2017
First international mission
With confidence built, knowledge at hand and with spirit at heart, the alumni united once again to create a landmark moment in 2017 by sending a team of Karisman experts for their very first international mission to Jordan to assist Syrian refugees.
  • December 2017: Light of Hope 2.0 - Winter Delivery
  • April 2017: Light of Hope 1.0
2017
2015
Where it begins
The alumni successfully gathered RM60,000 worth of funds and physical aid in less than 2 weeks. They then united to go down to the ground to directly deliver emergency aid to flood victims of Kuala Krai and Gua Musang in a 16 vehicle convoy, reaching out to over 1,300 families in the mission known as “Restoring Hope”.
  • July 2015: Bantuan Raya ‘Restoring Hope’
  • March 2015: Bantuan Susulan ‘Restoring Hope’
2015
"If you feel you can't change the whole world, at least change the world of one person."
Nik Marina Hussin
KHOM Chairlady & Mission Director

From just a small private tuition, we developed into a non-profit organization

The Karisma Humanitarian Outreach Mission (KHOM) was established as an initiative flowing from the efforts of the alumni of Pusat Tuisyen Akademik Karisma (PTA Karisma), a private education centre located in Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

The alma mater’s mission to educate, polish and to deliver intellectual students with a mind of their own to do the better good has resulted in the alumni known as Karismans to take action by giving back a piece of themselves to the people, nation, and to the world at large.

Although KHOM was fully established as a non-profit organization on the 27 November of 2018, the Karisma Alumni’s efforts to help the underprivileged and the oppressed began as early as 2004.

It was in 2013 that the Principal of PTA Karisma, Puan Nik Marina bt Datuk Hussin encouraged her alumni to play an active role towards the betterment of humankind. 2013 witnessed a new generation of Kelantan youth being born where a batch of 135 exuberant post SPM students, initiated on-the-ground projects to collect funds for war victims of Syria and Palestine. Proceeds were handed over to relevant organisations like MERCY who was entrusted to send aid to victims of war in the respective countries.

It was in 2015 that Karismans started their own on-the-ground emergency mission assisting victims of the disastrous flood of Kelantan followed by the maiden international humanitarian assistance for Syrian refugees in Jordan in 2017.