FREE workshop places!


In the spirit of giving this holiday season, CultureRun in partnership with Dana Belia 1Malaysia will be offering free places in CultureRun’s Christmas ShareShops (classes and workshops that teach a variety of skills) for underprivileged youths this December

Charities and non-governmental organisations that work with youths are encouraged to apply for free places in these ShareShops by writing to Suwen Low (

Some activities planned include making Christmas ornaments, beatboxing, making gingerbread houses and crafting jewellery. Please note that classes are open to youths aged 15 and above, and will be conducted in English.

These free places will come from the RM100,000 grant received from Dana Belia 1Malaysia. The cost and length of each ShareShop varies, and materials will be provided. Interested parties are urged to contact CultureRun early to avoid disappointment.

To date, CultureRun has offered more than 45 free places to underprivileged youths from various organisations in beatboxing, hip-hop, sketching and craft-related ShareShops with help from corporate partners property developers Bolton Bhd and Premier Consortium Sdn Bhd, as well as My Harapan Youth Action Grant and the Dana Belia grant.


This is what former ShareShop students have to say about their experience:

Noor Fauziah Ismail – Dignity for Children Foundation

“I was selected by my teacher to join this workshop of speed sketching class for the very first time, as she knew that I love arts such as drawing and sketching.This is the most wonderful experience

I had so far. Miss Suwen had taught me different type of sketching as well as tips on how to draw. It is effective for me because I got a chance to learn proper way of sketching and drawing. Besides that, I also get to meet with different people and know more about them. They are very friendly as well as helpful. Thank you CultureRun for giving me a chance to learn and thanks to my teacher too for bringing me there.” 

Sian Maman – Dignity for Children Foundation

“I like this workshop because the teacher taught the basics and is accurate. Also the teacher was nice and friendly.I learned important things and steps that are helpful at drawing and sketching. Now, I can use them when I draw anything.”

N Wai Lung – Dignity for Children Foundation

“I like this workshop because I had an opportunity to communicate with a lot of people. It helps me to improve my speed sketching. I wish I could join the class again some other time.”

Han Lay – Dignity for Children Foundation

“The workshop was cool! I’ve learned about sketching and now I’m start working with my own book!!! :) “


About CultureRun

As South East Asia’s first skll sharing platform, CultureRun stems from a simple belief: to make the sharing of skills easy, fun and passion-led. We believe that people are curious creatures, and are always yearning to do more, learn more, experience more and discover more. But what if, you have no idea how to go about it?

That’s where CultureRun comes in.

We understand that it’s difficult constantly trying to find new things to do, and it is a chore just trying to keep up to date on the various workshops and classes (ShareShops) that may be happening around the city (right now we are only in the Klang Valley)

That’s why we offer a platform that makes it easy to try something new and share what you love. The way we do this is through a community marketplace of classes, connecting people who want to learn new skills, with those looking to share their skills.  From Sushi classes to Jewellery workshops and Public Speaking classes to Fitness workshops our philosophy is to give learning back to the community. We aim to make learning a lifestyle; sort of like how watching movies, drinking bubble tea and sitting in Starbucks has become one.


About Dana Belia 1Malaysia

Dana Belia 1Malaysia (Dana Belia) is a RM20-million grant funded by Yayasan 1MDB aimed at providing youths aged between 15 and 40 with a platform to express their hopes, ideas and creativity through projects that promote unity.

Launched on 21 January 2011, Dana Belia is the brainchild of YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia.

For more information on Dana Belia and how to apply, visit or  Get info and updates on Facebook ( and Twitter ( To secure ShareShop places and inquiries, please contact:

Suwen Low

Visit for more information.