Friday, August 24, 2007

Mydin Mall Hiccup!

To those of you who came to look for our booth in Mydin Mall, there was a small hiccup in getting the approval from the Mydin Mall's "management". We are happy to confirm that we will be there on Saturday (25th July) & Sunday (26th July) from 10.00 am till 7.00pm. Another change of plan is that we are not going to be there on the Merdeka weekend, due to family obligations :)

So, come on over to Mydin Mall USJ with your family and help us fundraise!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Our Beneficiaries in Perak

Khadijah & Eliza made a trip to Perak last Tuesday to visit some of the villages and recipients of our Ramadhan Feed The Fasting campaign. En. Harris, a lecturer from UiTM Seri Iskandar Perak initiated the trip and drove us around the district of Bota and Lembor. Perak Tengah has been identified as one of the most poorest area in the country, where most of the villagers work in oil palm plantations, padi fields or mere odd-jobs.

The first stop was to Mukim Lembor, to meet the Penghulu, Encik Abdul Hafidz Ibrahim. According to him, they have identified 100 families within his district that will be receiving our Ramadhan Food Packs.

Encik Hafidz then brought us to visit a village called Kg. Rimba Jaya, where about 40 families around the area has been relocated and given basic amenities such as house, electricity and water supply by the government.

There, we were introduced to Encik Zakaria Yunus, a visually-impaired person, living with his 4 young children. Their sole provider is his eldest son who is currently working in a rubber glove factory in Mengglembu, earning RM500 a month!!

There's 2 small room and a basic kitchen for his niece to come and cook daily. He is lucky as the government gave him a new brick house and placed him near the surau so that he can get help easier, in case of any emergency.

Others who are not so lucky, simply gets a wooden house.
Our next stop was to meet Encik Mohd. Nor the Penghulu for Mukim Bota. He also managed to find 100 families to receive our food packs. One of the villages was Kg. Sepakat Jaya, also a PPRT program. Similar to Kg. Rimba Jaya, majority of the residents are old folks or adults with large family. Therefore, they are still unable to improve their standard of living.

We made one last stop before leaving for Kuala Lumpur.
En. Harris brought us to an orphanage called Bait Al-Amin, a local home for poor and orphaned children. It is managed by a group of ex-teachers who were affected by the Tsunami Orphans in Kedah and decided to bring them to Perak, where they lived. later on, they started to go around Perak in search of poor families who cannot afford to take care of their children and bring them out so that they could get proper education and motivation. The house Supervisor, Bro Norizan explained that they have been operating for almost 6 years now and they have about 59 children, mostly boys.

They would really need help in terms of infrastructure and education as they are thankful to have a constant contribution for food supplies.

Maybe our next campaign would be building a new library for them..what do you all think? Sounds like a good plan? Let us know your feedbacks....SUPPORT US PLEASE!!!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

We will be in Mydin Mall, USJ!!!

Greetings friends of Islamic Relief Malaysia,

To those of you who lives in USJ, Subang Jaya, Shah Alam, Puchong and as far as Klang, pay attention! Myding Mall has generously supported our campaign by alowing us to fundraise inside their Mall for 4 weekends, starting from 18 August to the 9 September 2007. How great is that!

There will be exciting activities such as games, quizzes, exhibitions and many more. We might be lucky to have a certain famous personality that will join us there. Who? Then you must be there to find out. Come bring your children, friends, mother, father, sister...the whole neighbourhood to Mydin Mall.

Again, we ARE collecting for our Feed the Fasting campaign, so please support us by donating ya? Remember...sharing is caring!!!

You can also help by being there to promote and create more excitement at our booth...the more the merrier!