Starting out as a small group of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students, Kechara Soup Kitchen quickly grew via word-of-mouth. The group today is formed by volunteers of all ages, coming from all walks of life, faiths, cultures and backgrounds.
Come rain or shine, our volunteers are out there bringing food and comfort to the people that society forgets. We are also in need of volunteers with specialist skills, particularly counsellors, trainers and medically-trained personnel and are also seeking companies who may have job vacancies for our clients.
If you would like to join this group of special people putting compassion into action and distributing food every week, contact our Project Director Chua Siong Woan (+6010 3333 260).
On weekdays, we need volunteers who can help us to pack and distribute from our building (11am to 1pm) and our mobile soup kitchen (1:30pm to 2:30pm).
Those who wish to join in the midnight and evening rounds should attend a compulsory orientation programme which takes place every Saturday, 8pm.
Kechara Soup Kitchen
17 Jalan Barat
(Off Jalan Imbi)
55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: +603 2141 6046
Fax: +603 2141 6049
Upon completion of the orientation program, please confirm with Siong Woan whether you will be joining our next food distribution round. We gather at the Kechara Soup Kitchen building on Saturdays at 9.30pm or Sundays at 5.00pm to pack the food into individual bags before commencing with our feeding routes.
Alternatively, if you prefer to meet us directly at the points of distribution, please inform Siong Woan in advance.
Our clients often need medical help, but it is usually difficult for them to get medical assistance, primarily due to a lack of funds or missing identification documents. To provide relief, it is our hope that we will eventually have suitable medical facilities to treat them directly. Until then however, we can only provide basic first aid.
Kechara Soup Kitchen are appealing for medically-trained people to join us on our rounds, to help advise on any medical treatment required should the need arise. Please contact our Project Director Chua Siong Woan (+6010 3333 260) if you would like to volunteer your expertise.
Imagine waking up every morning cold, stiff and sore because you have just spent yet another night in a doorway or on a hard bench, exposed to the elements. Imagine looking into your child’s eyes, wracked with hunger, and the intense feeling of helplessness for being unable to do much about it.
Imagine living like this every single day for years.
It takes a great amount of mental fortitude to deal with circumstances like this, and there comes a time when everyone needs a little help. Kechara Soup Kitchen are looking for trained counsellors who would like to help comfort the minds of our city’s least fortunate, whilst helping to ease the ache of their empty stomachs.
In line with our goal to help our clients get off the streets permanently, we aim to assist their reintegration into society by equipping them with skills so they are employable.
Kechara Soup Kitchen are looking for people who can teach literacy and numeracy, as well as practical skills that will aid them in their job search. If you are able to offer a position to one of our clients, or would like to help train our clients, please get in touch with our Project Director Chua Siong Woan (+6010 3333 260). Make a difference to someone’s life today.