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Community Food Banks (Gerobok Rezeki Komuniti)
With the re-introduction of MCO 3.0 and total lockdown, individuals, community associations, organisations and businesses are coming together in full force to give out aid to those in need. Food banks have been set up in many localities nationwide to distribute food and resources for those who have lost their savings and livelihood. These food banks are contributed and replenished by neighbourhood communities. Some of the photos bellow illustrate the nearly whole-of-society approach to weathering through the lockdown and to curtail hunger. Image 1: Community Foodbank in Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam Image 2: Mydin and Bukit Jelutong Resident Associate representatives Image 3: MBSA representatives handing out food baskets (drive through) Image 4: Tzu Chi volunteers who carried out distribution for needy Image 5: Gerobok Rezeki di TTDI Jaya, Shah Alam These are some of the digital flyers shared on Whatsapp to inform citizens who need food aid.
Kit Prihatin Perempuan
Lokasi: Selangor dan Wilayah Persekutuan Sasaran: Perempuan berumur 9 - 17 tahun (B40) Kit Prihatin Perempuan adalah sebuah program bertujuan untuk memberi pendidikan tentang kesihatan haid perempuan. Kit tersebut dilengkapi dengan pad guna-semula dan akan diedarkan kepada remaja perempuan golongan B40 secara berperingkat di Selangor dan Wilayah Persekutuan. Program ini dilancarkan oleh Dato Zuraida Kamaruddin, Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan dengan niat untuk menangani isu kekangan produk menstruasi bagi perempuan yang tidak mampu (period poverty) dan juga untuk mencabar stigma awam berkaitan masalah haid. Untuk mendaftar, boleh layari pautan: https://charipad.my/backend/signup.php Artikel: Zuraida menyediakan program kesihatan haid untuk anak muda B40 --- Kit Prihatin Perempuan is a menstrual health kit and program aimed for girls aged 9-17 years old in the B40 category. The kit will be equipped with reusable pads and will be distributed in stage throughout Selangor and Wilayah Persekutuan. The program addresses the issue of period poverty and aims to educate girls about reproductive health and counter the stigma associated with periods. To register, click on this link: https://charipad.my/backend/signup.php To read more: Zuraida launches menstrual health programme for B40 youngsters
Skim Peduli Kesihatan untuk Kumpulan B40 (PeKa B40)
Skim Peduli Kesihatan untuk Kumpulan B40 (PeKa B40) adalah satu inisiatif Kerajaan melalui Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia yang bertujuan untuk menampung keperluan kesihatan golongan berpendapatan rendah, dengan memberi fokus terhadap penyakit tidak berjangkit (NCD). Pęka B40 diwujudkan atas fakta-fakta berikut: 1. Beban Penyakit Tidak Berjangkit. 2. Kesihatan Mental 3. Beban Kanser 4. Rawatan Kanser 5. Kos Alat Perubatan 6. Masalah Pengangkutan Konsep PeKa B40: 1. Bermula sebagai projek perintis dan dianggarkan dapat menampung 800,000 penerima sebagai permulaan. 2. Ianya adalah percuma kepada penerima PeKa B40. 3. Ditawarkan kepada rakyat Malaysia yang berada dalam lingkungan pendapatan isi rumah 40% terendah, yang dikenali sebagai B40. Kelayakan menyertai PeKa B40 adalah berdasarkan kriteria berikut: a) Penerima BSH dan pasangannya yang berdaftar. b) Berumur 40 tahun ke atas. 4. Penyertaan adalah secara automatik dan tiada pendaftaran diperlukan. Untuk maklumat lanjut, boleh layari di pautan berikut: https://www.pekab40.com.my/bm
Libresse steps in to address period poverty
Campaign duration: 6 - 19 July 2021 In line with the support for White Flag movement, Libresse Malaysia reaches out to those in utmost need by giving out sanitary pads and diapers for babies and adults. For more details: WhatsApp +6011 2620 0638 (All details will be kept utmost confidential) Read here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CQ8EZUIMTcp/
Teachers crowdfund digital devices from neighbourhood community
Location: SMK Bukit Jelutong, SMK Shah Alam, Shah Alam PROJEK BANTUAN GADJET FOR PdPr Amazing solutions can materialise when community leaders, educators and neighbours come together. Currently, a school bureau and PIBG is seeking digital devices from the local community to be donated to students in need. This exemplary community problem-solving may have come out of the lack of government implementation of its policies. It also gives new life to unused electronic devices and reduces e-waste! Below are messages that are currently circulated on Whatsapp to crowdfund needed devices with details hidden for privacy. If you want to help or donate for the greater good of these students, please Whatsapp this number: 012 - 673 8170 and you will be directed to the right persons.
Citizens map for #Bendera Putih
Bendera Putih is a movement that arose in recent days and was set in motion by the Malaysian rakyat to establish renewed hope and effectively distribute aid to Malaysians who are in dire need due to the loss of savings and employment with the ongoing MCO 3.0. Encouragingly, the movement is seeing the intensification of numerous initiatives once again, grounded in community-spirit, neighbourliness and togetherness. For example, the movement has spurred the setting up of hundreds of community foodbanks (gerobok rezeki) at petrol stations and houses of worship throughout Malaysia, distribution of food baskets by different companies and NGOs, and also neighbour-centric crowdfunding within small localities to help affected households in that area. Another remarkable initiative is community resource mapping of locations with white flags (Bendera Putih) and food banks. An app was just recently developed called Sambal SOS (previously called 'Bendera Putih App') by three Malaysian students, to crowdsource reports of white flags from the public around Malaysia. To access the site, one must log in via a google account and once in, the user will be greeted by a map with red icons (white flags) and food bank icons. Users can ask for help, report white flags that they see or list food banks they know in their locality. Local developer Teranto Tech has created an identical web app as above, but it does not require a sign-in. It is called kitajaga.co. Upon entering the site, you will be prompted with a notification 'allow location access'. Users can see white flag and help icons in their specific localities and elsewhere. Users can also indicate if they need help or want to help. Similarly, an individual @penangstrays (twitter user) has developed a map of Food Banks available throughout Peninsular and East Malaysia in response to the Bendera Putih movement. This map can be found on #kitajagakita site. Read more here: https://vulcanpost.com/751770/kibar-bendera-putih-app-find-white-flags-food-banks/ https://www.lowyat.net/2021/244818/kita-jaga-malaysia-signalhelp-foodbanks/ Other resources: https://www.sambalsos.com/ https://kitajagakita.com/pages/food-bank-list https://kitajaga.co/
OKU Couple Who are Blind Opens Up Online Business
Location: Johor Yusri Azis and wife Nur Jannah Tan Jia Hui, a couple who are visually-impaired has started an online business on Shoppee. They had lost their source of income when the restaurant they worked at closed and to support themselves, they decided to open up a business. The couple's online store is called Yus Bisnes. They use the Android Talkback app to navigate through the online store. Among the products they sell are: their signature Sambal Hitam Pahang, Sos Sambal Stevia, Konjac noodles (Keto/Atkins-friendly), stevia liquid sweetener and 1/3 portion plates. This is an amazing story of inclusivity and accessibility for people with disability. We hope to see more equitable access for people with disability in the community of sellers and more, online and on the ground. Let's support them by visiting their store on Shoppee: https://shopee.com.my/aril2605 Read more about their story on World of Buzz: https://worldofbuzz.com/visually-impaired-oku-couple-start-business-on-shopee-after-losing-income-during-mco/
Fast-tracked vaccination program for OKU and Carers
Location: Sime Darby Plantation (HQ), Ara Damansara Initative: Persatuan OKU Sentral is providing disabled persons (OKU) with an opportunity to have their vaccination expedited. They can register here: https://forms.gle/YQBrtxTLHfjX55Sp7 It allows OKUs to be inoculated as soon as possible, as an alternative to waiting for the MySejahtera application. This program is voluntary and is available to all OKUs, aged 18 years old and above, registered or not registered with Jabatan Kebajikan Malaysia (JKM) residing in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Selangor. Carers in the same vehicle can also receive vaccination. This is a joint initiative with the science, techology and innovation (MOSTI) ministry and the Ministry of Health (KKM). OKU Sentral is founded by Ilias Yaakop and YB Senator Ras Adiba Radzi. Partners: Sime Darby Plantation, MOSTI, KKM Start date of initiative: 8th or 9th of June 2021 (*to be confirmed) Read more here: https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2021/06/01/jabs-for-disabled-carers-to-be-fast-tracked-via-oku-sentral/ More information will come soon.
Unused bicycles given new life
City: Kuala Lumpur Initiative: Unused bicycles given a new life Type of response: Mobility Target group: Urban poor, refugees, vulnerable About the initiative: Urbanice Malaysia coordinated a bicycle donation drive to urban communities in need. In light of the impending lockdowns on June 1st 2021, 40 bicycles were given out to the more vulnerable urban groups in the city. The bicycles were given to Dignity School staff, Refugee communities, Food Panda walkers and to urban poor communities through Pertiwi Soup Kitchen as well as the Anjung Kelana Homeless Centre. Cycling needs to be seen beyond its recreation purposes as many of those who dwell in the city have limited transport modes. Start date of commitment: 1 June 2021
Teman to Covid-19 Vaccine Service for Those in Need
Type of Issue/ Response: Accessibility Target group: Older person, people with disabilities (PWD) Initative: A free service for those who cannot go to their vaccination alone, or for caretakers or those who are away from home and unable to accompany their elderly ones (parents, grandparents) to their vaccination due to financial constraints or other difficulties. Teman Malaysia has empty paid slots, just come forward and tell them the details. Hurry up, this free service slots are limited. Contact Teman Malaysia at 011-56453964.
GoVax - Free transport for older persons and PWD to vaccination centres
Location: Daerah Petaling, Selangor Initative:
GoVax - Free transport for older persons and PWD to vaccination centres Type of Issue/ Response:
Accessibility Target group: Older person, people with disabilities (PWD) Initiative Description: Kampung Tunku is collaborating with ride-hailing company GoCar Malaysia to launch #GoVax, a CSR initiative to provide free transport for senior citizens and people with disabilities (PWD) to go to their Covid-19 vaccination appointments. 🚙 They will be covering the Petaling District (PJ, Subang Jaya, parts of Shah Alam and Kota Damansara). The vaccination centres covered are Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, Hospital Shah Alam, and Klinik Rakan Medik PJ for the time being. If demand/needs expand, GoCar will try its best to include more. So if you know a senior citizen living alone or PWD who needs assistance, please call the hotline 1300-30-2633 or fill out the form in the website: https://hi.gocar.my/blog/getting-vaccinated-book-govax-to-shuttle-seniors-for-free/ Let's ensure our high-risk groups get vaccinated! #LindungDiriLindungSemua #StraightOuttaKgTunku
PwD Smart Farmability
Location: Subang Jaya, Selangor Type of Initiative: A social enterprise that empowers Malaysia’s disabled community (OKU) through urban farming – by making nutritious food and meaningful jobs available to them. Target group: Disabled community (OKU) About their initiative: PwD Smart Farmability's mission is to inspire individuals and Malaysian society to make smarter food choices that brings positive impact to the local food security and that minimise negative impacts to our environment. With the ongoing coronovirus, PwD Smart Farmability believes that its advocacy of bringing nutritious food to the table in every home - rich or poor - is more important than ever. It also believes that the future of food is local, whereby farming must move towards a sustainable and ethical direction. Partners: Kairos Agriculture For more info, visit their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pwdsmartfarmability/