Kechara Soup Kitchen September 2019 stories

23 October 2019 - 10:20am Comments Off

KSK September 2019 stories

Story 1

The first three weeks of September was a bit of a worry for team KSK in terms of street distribution and weekly distribution centre care. Why? Because it is a time of long weekends – all three of them in a row!

But, guess what? Our heroine princess, Tengku Zatashah once again anticipated our needs and stepped up. When we needed the manpower most, she was there, in person. Moreover, she gave a shout out to her followers!

"Selamat menyambut Awal Muharram. May Allah SWT accept all our good deeds and blessings for this coming new year.


Awal Muharram is the Islamic New Year. Last night we completed our food distribution to the homeless clients at past 1am. To me it is the perfect start to any new year by giving back to the community and to those less fortunate.


The beauty of Kechara Soup Kitchen is that as their slogan says #hungerknowsnobarriers . And we all gather together all of us Malaysians (let us not differentiate races) to bring warm food and cheer to those in need. Let us ask ourselves on this New Year, if we can be better versions of ourselves, and do more this year. Hunger, poverty, homelessness, rising number of urban poor families living in squalid conditions – this is what I see with my own eyes. So before we judge why or how they are in this situation, come see for yourselves and volunteer. Their stories will move you. Their gratitude will touch you. All we kept hearing last night was “God bless you. Thank you.”"

Syukur alhamdulillah if we are able to give back. During the Merdeka night walkabout in Pudu area the number of clients were noticeable less. The volunteers had to look a bit harder for them. As such, there were concerns as to their wellbeing and whereabouts during the Merdeka weekend.

While food distribution was going on, the dedicated medical team was busy attending to those who needed medical help. Thank you for stretching your time into the wee hours to make sure that all those who needed medical help were attended to.And thus we were comforted to know that the regular, dedicated volunteers were there to allay our fears somewhat. We are very grateful to all of them for the relentless effort in helping us to serve the homeless and needy.

Story 2

This September, the trainees of the empowerment project came up with a new design for the bags. They look nifty and fresh which should appeal more to the general public.

On September 6th, KSK Johor team participated at a bazaar to promote the products made by trainees of our #empowerment project. As evidenced by the various photos, Team Johor had a field day promoting to all members of the public. Just look at the variety of designs and colours being displayed! – a veritable smorgasbord of bags and mats to appeal to the various inclinations of the general population.

What a great way to empower the trainees who are underprivileged and/or single mothers! Promotional projects like these are a wonderful way to bring awareness to the products as well as the work being done by KSK to alleviate the suffering of these ladies.

Great work, Team Johor and thank you for your relentless effort in aiding these trainees to learn to be independent so that they do not slip between the cracks of society..


Story 3

KSK free clinic in collaboration with IMU is running smoothly and taking care of the homeless. This is indeed a “win-win” situation. The homeless have an avenue of hope for their health and the IMU personnel and trainees get valuable hands on experience in the real world of practicing medicine and medical care.

Our regular client, Uncle Tan came down with a high fever and high Blood Pressure. Our clinic doctor have asked us to send him to the hospital for further checks and care especially on his diabetes and gangrenous feet which is worrisome.

Though it was a long wait at the hospital what with the registration and consultation, we are glad that Uncle Tan has now been admitted to the hospital and his condition was declared stable by the doctor in charge.

May he recover well and keep his condition stable from here on.

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