This is the video that started it all.
When that kid hugged that homeless man the look of innocence on the kids face mixed with the look of gratitude on the homeless man's face whew that kids parents r something special 💖💖💖
A mother’s generosity is a blessing for her own.
Another powerful initiative to change the world.
Homeless woman gets solo art exhibit
There's one artist in the Philippines who has found a way out of homelessness. At one time, Jha'lanie Ma'tuan couldn't even buy a pencil, but now a Manila art gallery has offered her a lifeline.
Projek Wumah is not a charity. It is an extension of friendship, plain and simple.
The walk is merely a vessel to deliver society's goodwill and well wishes.
...Projek Wumah was initiated out of spontaneity, in as much as the walk was 'planned'. Which basically means "What plan?"
Since it was started, I have received countless messages, mostly of support and encouragement, but sadly some were critical. It's easy to criticize. I get it.
One of the most painful ones to read are those who question why I am helping only the Malays (so it seems), or if I had an agenda.
Now before anyone gets excited, allow me to also say that I actually do understand what they're trying to say. That given the climate in the country, the non Malays really have no one to go to if in need of help. I get all that. There is not a single national level policy formulated specifically to meet the needs of the non Malays in this country. Which is a tragedy since we are all citizens, regardless of creed or culture.
But how sure are we that all from the Malay community indeed receive help?
Some, in their criticism, are quick to offer what I call "well meaning armchair suggestions". That I should concentrate instead on teaching the villagers how to fish instead of giving fish, that I should do this and that. Which is great, except at that point in time, I was merely trying to set things afoot by appealing to the general public for funding. Let's face it, without the funds, NOTHING is going to get done.
Besides, I own pubs. What would I know about fishing, let alone teach? I only know how to drink like one.
As of 15 June 2015, the funds merely stood at RM 47k, of which RM 40k was equally contributed between myself and an FB friend then. On top of that, I must have easily spent close to 30k just covering my own expenses. Travels, accommodation, moving around to meet people to seek help, all kinds of incidentals, so on so forth. I am not complaining.
As I have mentioned from the very beginning, all expenses shall be borne by myself and that all donations will be channeled solely to the intended beneficiaries. I do not need any of the contributions for myself.
I do this with my eyes wide open and willingly so. Just Wu It lah kan?
Back to the critics. That the beneficiaries are Malays are purely incidental. They meet the criteria. They are hardcore poor, their homes are in deplorable state and that they could do with some uplift. And they were picked randomly. I could have thrown a stone and wherever it lands, I'm sure there will be people living in similar conditions too.
More importantly, remember this. They didn't seek me. It was I who sought them.
Instead of asking me why I am helping the Malay folks, one should instead appreciate that this beer swigging urbanite Chinaman who can't kecek a word of Kelate, walked into a kampung in deep Malay heartland, alone, and yet have gained their trust, cooperation and yes, friendship. And that, for me, was an accomplishment in itself. Just because I went there offering help does not obligate them to accept any of it.
But here's the thing;
If you think you have a better way or method, why don't you get off your comfortable chair and do it? I'm not challenging you, I am in fact encouraging. Do something you believe in, instead of scrutinizing others and offering suggestions from a distance. Don't tell others what to do, or how it should be done. Lead the way yourself, which is what Just Wu It is trying to tell you. Some people sit when they take a dump, while others squat. Both achieve the same result. No one needs to conform to anyone's criteria when it comes to helping others.
We are all Malaysians. Chinese Malay, Indian, Sikh. so on and so forth. Personally I don't see things through racial lenses. Well, I try very hard not to, at least. Stop the whining and scrutiny. You wouldn't even contribute ten bucks but you're going to tell others how things should be?
Fine. Do something then if you feel strongly enough about it. Do ANYTHING. Just Wu It!
There are already so many out there doing their parts and in their own ways too. Dr Madhu Sudhan has just realized his dream of setting up a free clinic for the homeless. LOL I MEAN WHO DREAMS OF DOING THINGS FOR FREE? Alfred Samuel Mariyaras travels tirelessly on bus between Singapore (where he works) to Klang almost every weekend to help distribute aid to the needy. Hartini Zainudin does some heart wrenching work with the needy, children in particular. I can feel her emotional drain when I read some of her posts. These are amazing Malaysians, who put others before self. More importantly they get down to it, and the rewards they seek are likely nothing more than personal satisfaction. So many volunteers more to name, but my phone is running out of ink. Nevertheless you guys rock!
Finally, to prove that I don't just help Malays, here's me with a samsu addict macha in Penang. I helped him by giving him ten bucks so that he can go buy some more of that moonshine. Why? Because it doesn't matter. So hold your tongue before telling me I'm doing more harm than good for him. As I've said, if you have a better way, then you do something for him. I just wanted him to enjoy himself. I held his hand and gave him a chat. That's more than what most are prepared to give besides passing judgment.
Good morning everyone.
Efforts by the Aura Merdeka team members on the ground.
My friend Mujahidin Zulkiffli and I have just arrived in Kota Bharu after a 2 day trek. We will be here for 3 days at least.
We have come to offe...r assistance of any kind to those in need around the KB area and its vicinities.
We have 2 strong pairs of arms, a vehicle and cash donations from friends to purchase necessities and can help with delivery of goods to those affected.
Anyone looking for assistance around the above mentioned area please feel free to pm either of us or call 016-6664195 (David)/ 019-2660654 (Mujahidin).