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Based on the theme,
“Bersama Demi Generasi Masa Hadapan”,
the documentary REUNITED gives us a glimpse
of the challenges faced by #AnakAnakMalaysia
and how unity perseveres to bring everyone
together in the new normal.
As the nation moves forward in the new normal, some have fallen on difficult times and are in need of support to get back on their feet. You can do your bit to lend a hand through any of the NGOs below, set up by fellow #AnakAnakMalaysia.
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Buku Jalanan Chow Kit (BJCK) is a non-profit organisation that provides education opportunities to children in the Chow Kit community. BJCK serves as a safe space as well as a children's activity centre and home-schooling centre for displaced children. BJCK also provides support to vulnerable Chow Kit families.
During the COVID period, BJCK has helped 60 families with their groceries. These families reside around the Chow Kit area and their incomes have been badly affected. BJCK has also helped the families with their rental payments during the MCO. Throughout Ramadhan, BJCK has cooked iftar meals to be distributed to these families daily.
Pertubuhan Kebajikan Destiny is a centre where refugee kids receive education and care while their parents are at work. Due to the MCO, most of these refugee families lose their source of income, and oftentimes Destiny receives distressed calls of hunger from those families. Although the school is closed during MCO, Destiny will distribute groceries to these families once every 2 weeks.
Yayasan Chow Kit is a 24-hour crisis and drop-in centre providing meals, activities, therapy, case management, and educational programmes for at-risk children of Chow Kit. During MCO, they have been supporting their beneficiaries from the Chow Kit community with;
MBM supports many communities affected by the MCO. Through their volunteer network, they have sent food and grocery aid to;
The MSRI is an NGO working with refugee and asylum-seeking communities. Its services focus on education, health, livelihood and emergency support. During the MCO period, MSRI has distributed food aid to around 1000 refugee families. These families are comprised mainly of of Afghan, Somali, Sudan, Yemeni communities.
A community-based organisation providing HIV/AIDS education, prevention, care and support programmes, sexual health and empowerment programmes for vulnerable communities. During the MCO period, PT Foundation has delivered groceries to more than 60 families including HIV/AIDS patients, vulnerable women, refugees, B40 families and disabled persons.
To keep education going during this period, SOLS 24/7 is offering its live classes for free through its new online learning platform - SOLS 24/7 Education. The classes are targeted towards the B40 community, covering topics related to the English Language, Personal Development, and Digital Skills. Over 10,000 learners were registered during the MCO period.
PSPK focuses on Community Development, Children Education, Women Empowerment, Economic Restoration. During the MCO, PSPK distributed loaves of bread to the urban poor through their "Bread for Breakfast" Initiative. This bread is produced by trained single mothers and vulnerable women as part of the PSPK Mothers Benggali Bread Enterprise.
SERUM is a social enterprise which aims to provide hand sanitisers and face masks for 1,950 beneficiaries from underserved communities such as the urban poor and refugees across Selangor. Through forming a partnership with the supplier, the hand sanitisers and face masks are supplied at cost-price, maximising the impact and every single cent received by SERUM. SERUM also collaborates with NGOs and social enterprises on-the-ground to ensure each of the supplies is channeled to the communities that are truly in need. In April, SERUM provided 327 hand sanitisers for 287 families.
At the SEED half-way-home, which operates from 9.00am to 5.00pm on Tuesdays to Saturdays, members of the most marginalised segment of our society are able to get square meals, take showers and sleep in warm beds to rest their weary bones. Those who are unwell or are drug users are further assisted by helping to make hospital appointments, along with other rehabilitative measurers to kick their habit. During MCO, SEED provided money for rental as well as trips to the clinics and hospitals (urgent and emergency cases). Provisions are distributed throughout Malaysia, including Sabah and Sarawak.
Amal En Xin is a non-profit charity organisation to help unfortunate groups of people such as senior citizens, refugees, local students, the homeless, rehab centres, orphanges and old folks homes. Amal En Xin provides free tuition classes, school subsidies, medical and personal accident plans, soup kitchens to needy groups and food banks to senior Orang Aslis. During MCO, Amal En Xin extended the help and provided food banks and groceries to B40 families too.
During MCO, 400 sets of lunch box with different dishes with soup were cooked and distributed. Free hand santisers and masks were provided too. When the beneficiaries come to collect lunch, they were also provided with biscuit, organic vegetables, drinks, eggs, and bread to bring home.
The food relief campaign is still on going, as well as the fund raising for milk powder as requested by refugees and OKU. Coverage areas are Negeri Sembilan cities such as Sri Sendayan, Lukut, Nilai, Mambau and Titi.
PWW runs an empowerment project called The PWW Shop. The shop sells new & preloved items donated by members of the public. The items are sold and the money raised is used to feed or help women in crisis or train women with skills or empower them to have skills to sustain their livelihood. For example, sewn fabric masks & aprons by the orang asli can be sold to generate funds. During MCO, the shop was closed and it is opened now. However, the foot traffic to the shop has decreased and we're hoping for more customers.
PWW also organised fund raises and the funds were used to provide groceries to the beneficiaries. The groceries consist of mostly fresh vegetable & dry food which helped at least 500 families during MCO.
After MCO, we still provide some funds and vegetable supplies to feed the needy at Kampung Paloh Ipoh as well as other locations. We were given a discount when we purchased the supplies, 1 box of vegetables were sold to us for RM20 per box instead of the usual price of RM30 per box.
Kindness Malaysia helps provide food supply to communities in Kota Damansara, Klang, Bukit Jalil, and Orang Asli villages in Hulu Langat. Adult and children diapers are given to those that need special treatment. Kindness Malaysia also handed out facemasks and hand sanitisers to cleaners and safety guards. About 400 families have received groceries and 1,000 individuals received facemasks. The beneficiaries include Malaysian and non-Malaysians.
We helped more than 650 families during MCO. Usually we helped them with groceries and some of them got money to buy the groceries.
During the Covid-19 lockdown, Refuge For The Refugees together with Tenaganita, Dapur Jalanan Kuala Lumpur and Liga Rakyat Demokratik have provided grocery packs worth RM60 to over 41,000 beneficiaries to over 900 locations.
In the past four years, Darul Jariyah has been actively distributing food aid to tahfiz centers, orphanages and also care centers for the elderly in Bukit Beruntung.
Demand for food aid increased sharply during the Covid-19 lockdown. Darul Jariyah distributes 100 to 300 sets of food aid per day, with only 3 to 4 volunteers. Among the must-have items are rice, eggs, cooking oil, sugar, tea, sardines, canned milk, canned food, breadcrumbs, as well as formula milk for children.
Darul Jariyah also provides cooking gas delivery services for low-income families in the Bukit Beruntung and Bukit Sentosa areas.