Kechara Soup Kitchen October 2019 stories

23 November 2019 - 10:17am Comments Off

KSK October 2019 stories

Story 1

On the 1st of October, 2019, KSK facilitated a health outreach programme in the wake of more reports of Tuberculosis (TB) cases and subsequent deaths from the disease.

This health screening is a collaborative effort between  Jabatan Kesihatan Negara Pulau Pinang, Jabatan Kebajikan Malaysia, Jabatan Pengkuatkuasaan Jalan Timah, Persatuan Bagi Mencegah Penyakit TB (MAPTB), doctors and medical staff from Penang General Hospital.

In this exercise, we managed to provide free TB and health screening for the homeless and urban poor. This hopefully can serve as a checkpoint and preventive measure against this scourge that is rearing its ugly head in Malaysia after having been in decline since the late 1990’s. TB is debilitating disease that will trap the sufferer and families in poverty due to the sufferer’s inability to work. May all be safe and this disease be in check and hopefully, in decline as well.

Thank you to all involved for doing your bit to ensure that Malaysia and her residents are safe.

Story 2

Being stranded in a foreign country is not something anyone would want. But, it happens and it is especially sad when there are family members worrying back home. A lot of times, someone will travel to a strange new land to try their luck to find employment and hopefully be able to take care of their family that are left behind. And when misfortune strikes, in whatever form, and these individuals are stranded, and unable to find their way home, they contribute to the number of homeless in the city.

So, it is with great joy that we are able to help another of these unfortunate individuals return home to where they belong, in the warmth of family. Here, we are able to assist Mr Lim off to where he belongs, Bandung, Indonesia to be with his family again.

All the best to you and thank you sponsor for your ticket sponsorship!

Story 3

Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime

It is especially heartwarming to see our empowerment project trainees turning trainers. To see them able to take the lead and to teach the newer trainees and grow together. Seniors help to guide the juniors. This is part of the result we want to see, they help each other out to break the poverty cycle. They have taken the project to the next level. Kudos to all trainers and trainees in the project. May there be more such growth in KSK!

Pictures taken from our #JohorBahru training center.

Story 4

“Apa boleh saya buat di kampung? Dekat kampung cari makan lagi susah. ” This was what En Azman told s when asked why he wanted to continue to stay in KL and not want to go back to his hometown.

En Azman came to KL many years ago to find work. He quit his previous job because he claimed that the company did not compensate him for his overtime and working on a public holiday dues. Furthermore, he lost his Mykad while sleeping on the streets.

We helped him to have his Mykad replaced on a Tuesday before settling him into Anjung Singgah Ykn for two nights. The following day, he was referred to a security guard company where he will be staying in the hostel provided with daily food allowance until his pay day.

The 58 year old Malaccan was particularly excited with his new job and thanked us for helping him. We wish him all the best in his future undertakings.

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