These are stories of four Orang Asli women’s – Diyana, Sabiah, Norisah, and Surayati – burden that they carry and sacrifices they make for the sake of their children and community.
We spent an evening with Pak Long and his wife, Jasmee, and learned more about his family, Malaysia’s history, and his love for reading.
We brought 21 Orang Asli youths ranging from 8-17 years old from Hulu Chemperuh, Janda Baik on a day outing to KidZania Kuala Lumpur.
Puteri looks smaller than other 10-month olds, she has not learned to sit up or crawl yet, barely makes a sound unless it is to cry, and is lethargic most of the time.
We interviewed Pak Long to find out why he chose to stay in a village without water or electricity after living in the city for close to 43 years.
We launched Midnight Football in Sarawak, a year-long character-building programme that aims to empower less-advantaged youth through football and leadership training.
In 2018, we worked with 29 Orang Asli villages in Pahang and Perak, and 2 villages in Sarawak to alleviate water poverty in their communities.
As 2018 draws to a close, we would like to take this chance to thank you for your continuous support and advocacy of the rights and welfare of underprivileged communities and at-risk youths.
Through the camp, these Sarawakian youths not only discovered more about themselves, but also about others, which is the first step towards cultivating a peaceful environment and becoming a moral leader.
Global Handwashing Day is observed every year on Oct 15 to spread awareness “about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.”
Water poverty is an everyday peril to the community but for the women tasked with fetching water, it is a threat that is slowly eroding their identity as an orang asli, a mother, and a woman.