|An Experience Helping People In Need|
Today I would like to share something I did in mid of July. It was a meaningful evening with friends from Maxis team.Working with two local NGOs – Pertiwi Soup Kitchen and Kechara Food Bank – over 150 Maxis volunteers took to homes and the streets during Ramadan to distribute food and essential supplies to the urban poor and homeless in and around the Klang Valley.
#ProjectNourish was more than just about helping the needy. It gave us the opportunity to go down to the ground to see for ourselves the reality of urban poverty, have a sense of gratitude and do something meaningful. It was certainly an eye opening experience to be able to directly interact with and help those in need.
Below are some photos taken when we visited two of the family:
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|Arranging list of household to visit at Kechara Soup Kitchen located at Jalan barat|
|Maxis Team who are ready to deliver food and drinks to respective household|
The #ProjectNourish programme began on 12 July, where 50 Maxis volunteers helped Pertiwi by purchasing and distributing 450 packs of food and drinks to the urban poor and homeless along Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman and Komplex Kota Raya. Pre-loved clothes collected from internal donation drive were also handed to families. Two days later on 14 July, over 100 Maxis volunteers helped Kechara to purchase, pack and distribute food boxes to 150 urban poor families in Kuala Lumpur and around Klang Valley. Essential items such as rice, cooking oil, Milo, oats, condensed milk, canned food sugar and salt were distributed to 150 families registered with the NGO.
|Vernon carry all the rice for one of the household that he is visiting|
|Me with Sally and Yoges all ready for delivering the food and drinks for people in need|
|Khairul - A helpful Petronas Station attendant showing us the right way to the first house|
Thanks for helping us Khairul!!
|This is a building with so many residents at one same block|
|We were communicating with the house owner using writing on paper since she is deaf/mute|
|No comfortable bed although you have a tiny space for it. They just sleep on the floor with the thin mattress|
At that moment I was thinking of how lucky I am to be able to talk and listen but yet still complain about tiny little things in life. Thanks for teaching me to be more appreciative and living my life to the fullest.
|A group photo with them before we need to leave to the second house.|
|A nenek who need to take good care of four children|
|That unforgettable moment when one of the friendly kid want to 'kirim salam' before we leave|
Saw this graffiti on the wall:
"Binatang sama binatang pun tak gigit"
It is a simple phrases but the meaning behind it means a lot to me. If you ask me what's my race? I would proudly say I am Malaysian =)
It was a humbling experience throughout that evening and I would like to thanks Maxis, Pertiwi and Kechara for their dedication and for giving me an opportunity to contribute a little to my beloved country. To see what happened on the ground, watch the video below:
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