Help for the needy and underprivileged

where2life | April 14, 2020 | 0 | Penang , Selangor , Travel

The Ismaili Muslim Community under its global initiative Ismaili CIVIC, partnered with Malaysia’s Yayasan Chow Kit (YCK)
to provide much needed care packages to approximately 60 of the most
vulnerable families in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The provisions, which included rice, oil, eggs, sugar, and other sundry items were provided to YCK over two days ( April 10 and 11) during the current Nationwide
Movement Control Order (MCO) imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic is the first of many initiatives for Ismaili CIVIC and YCK to assist families to tide over during this time of economic difficulty.

The beneficiaries supported by YCK, are primarily families of vulnerable young people who are unemployed or at risk of exclusion.

YCK provides support services ranging from education, counseling, employment as well as shelter or foster care.

In coordination with local market
provider Pak Grocer, provisions were packed and delivered to the families.

“There are those who give with joy and that joy is their reward. Our heartfelt gratitude to Ismali CIVIC for their generosity and always providing for our children and families in need
during these difficult times,” said Dato Dr Hartini Zainudin, founder of Yayasan Chow Kit.

“I am grateful for this contribution as our current supplies would have run out by tomorrow. It is such a relief for us,” said Faridah a recipient at YCK.

Another recipient Salmah Achmad also expressed her thanks to the donors as it will lightens their burden.

The global COVID-19 health situation has impacted multiple sectors of society in numerous ways, collectively the two institutions are working to support susceptible families and provide
hope to many.

“This is part of our Muslim ethic. We are honoured to contribute to the wider Malaysian society by working with our long-term partner, Yayasan Chow Kit. We have high regard for their efforts and look forward to many additional opportunities to support this initiative and many others,” said Azmin Saduruddin, Vice President of the Ismaili Council for the Far East.

He also added that the youth being supported by YCK are the future of Malaysia.

In 2013, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under the foresight of Think City Sdn Bhd to expand the scope of an
existing partnership for the protection, development and enhancement of Penang’s historic Georgetown.

The first phase aims to develop a Strategic Master Plan and identify significant conservation and
development projects within and around the designated heritage area.

In 2007, the Malaysian government was also host to the Aga Khan Award for Architecture ceremony.

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