Dr Siti Noraida Habibullah

Dr Siti Noraida Habibullah had three dreams when she was growing up: a career in medicine, being a good wife and mother and serving orphaned children. Her first dream was achieved with her graduating as a Medical Doctor (MBBS, Malaya) with an MBA (MBA, Ballarat).

With her daughter in steady positions in their lives, the practising doctor quit her job at a private hospital in Shah Alam and set on pursuing her third dream in 2015.

She founded Little Steps Charity Organisation, an umbrella brand for her charity endeavours in 2017. This includes Haneen Firdous, a home for girls in Klang focusing on providing wholesome upbringing and education to at-risk girls. Haneen Firdous currently shelters 12 girls and provides individualised focus to each.

Dr Siti Noraida’s work is also notable outside of Malaysia, she founded a free clinic for the poor in the Kg Chhnang province in Cambodia in collaboration with other NGOs; Angkatan Sukarelawan Asas Sejahtera and Hope Spring Welfare Foundation. She received an award from the Government of Cambodia for the National Reconstruction of Cambodia for her role in developing and providing free healthcare in 2016.

The Senior Lecturer at the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University’s current project is the Klinik Amal Muhajir. The clinic caters to the medical needs of numerous refugees in the city. The offered services include Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Surgery, Orthopaedics, Mental Health & Psychology, Dietary Counselling and Post-Partum Counselling.

Her next step includes the opening of Klinik Pergigian Amal Muhajir, a dental clinic for the migrant population.

For more info on Klinik Amal Muhajir, click here.

To me, impact means providing solutions, long-term solutions or making a significant difference in the lives of those in need. This is so that they don’t need to depend on charity, are self-sufficient, have self-esteem and are able to hold their heads up high just like the rest of us. Impact to me also means you’re able to inspire people around you to do good for others and start a positive ripple effect.

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