In Episode 90 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen talks to Dr. Noeen Malik, CEO & Founder of Scientudio, whose mission is bridging the gaps in Global Welfare program under Endorse Hope, community wellbeing is at the forefront of what they’re working towards together.
Scientudio believes that a single action can make a difference in society, and collaborative actions can greatly impact the world.
Stephen and Dr. Noeen Malik talk about her background and extensive experience working with nonprofits, along with Endorse Hope and Great Lakes Peace Center Global Welfare Campaign to contribute towards girl children’s school retention through improved menstrual hygiene and sanitation management.
Dr Noeen Malik is a nuclear medicine scientist (expertise: drug discovery and PET/CT imaging), a published author, a business strategist, the Executive Director of Public Affairs at GIANT (Global Immunization Action Networking Team; with WHO-UN), California, and a Research Scientist in MIPS at Stanford School of Medicine.
Recently, she founded a small pharma-consultancy firm, Scientudio Inc. Scientudio launched a hands-on business internship program designed to impart to students and early-career phase scientists the relevant skills-set to thrive in the industrial sector.
As an executive director of public affairs and infrastructure committee member of GIANT, she works together with WHO/UN in collaboration with 20 countries globally to bring awareness about immunization/vaccines.
The volunteer work she does includes human rights activism with Amnesty International, IRC, and IYC-UN and fundraising for SOS Children’s Village.
Besides, her philanthropy venture, “Endorse Hope”, which focuses especially on under-developed countries to support their efforts in building up their internal capacity.
She is also a cartoonist designing the Science Myths Playing Deck: Concept and artwork, science illustrator & communicator.
Being a scientist, her duties revolve around managing bench work to preclinical evaluations to cGMP production of clinical radiopharmaceuticals and facilitating the commercialization of innovations. In her spare time, she loves photography, cartooning, hiking, and kayaking.
Dr. Noeen Malik on Endorse Hope and Great Lakes Peace Center Global Welfare Campaign providing sanitary pads to girl children:
The problem there is that girls who are going to school cannot afford branded sanitary pads that are either reusable or disposable.
What they have to do during their menstruation days is stay at home. With needing to stay home each month these girls get far behind in their curriculum.
Sometimes schools do support them by providing extra teaching assistance, but of course, the teachers are also working on limited salaries so they cannot provide that much extra assistance.
Then what happens is these girls ultimately either drop out of school to earn money or sit at home during their menstruation days and fall further behind in their education.
This Global Welfare Campaign supports the Great Lakes Peace Center who actually distributes the sanitation kits from school to school.
They teach the girls how to make their own homemade, hygienic reusable sanitary pads and these kits are good for one year, greatly supporting the girl’s in their pursuit of education.