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Friday, June 8, 2012

Touching the Homeless


Alhamdulillah, I volunteered for "Citi Global Community Day by Citibank" a few days ago along with the other UPM students and it was all related to what I posted here. I have always wanted to join a charity event like this for a really long time and alhamdulillah I was given the chance finally! Special thanks to UPM Marketing and Communication Department (MarComm) for inviting me and to Citibank as well for organizing this Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) program.


We gathered at Citibank Tower in Jalan Ampang at around 7 PM, had our dinner and Maghrib prayer there and we were divided into TWO TEAMS. There were Team Kotaraya and Team Chow Kit and there were few stations for distribution of few items like food and used clothes at each location. I was assigned to Table 10 with some of the other volunteers and was tasked to distribute shower gel to the homeless there. LRT and Monorail tickets to Chow Kit Road were also provided by Citibank for our comfort ;)


These were the homeless lining up before each station was open; so many of them and it was sad too see the elder generation as a part of the homeless too. That was the first time that I ever encountered such a situation where I felt helpless about their condition; I wonder what happened to their kids huh? 


This was the food item sections and there was a feast of food for the homeless at that night. I am glad that these homeless have had a proper meal because I know that on every other day they would never have food on the table served for them. At least I could sleep well that night since they did not sleep on a an empty stomach.


As a teacher to be, it really tore my heart apart to hear this boy stopped schooling at the age of 9 when his parents moved from Kuantan to Kuala Lumpur thinking about a better prospect here. The father thought bad; there was nothing for them in KL and they had to stray around Chow Kit since they have no place to settle here. This is based on the interview held by the Astro Awani journalist; if only I could take the kids to school and let them have a proper education?


This was the used clothes section but most items are for females only. I seriously believe that Malaysians should donate more MALE ITEMS because we want all of them to look good and appear more hygienic. At least they don't wear torn and stinky clothes right?


This was another station that catched my attention; a lady that groomed the hair of the homeless with no disgusting reaction on her face at all. This is very noble; tell me how many of us would actually touch the homeless and to cut their hair is so out of our mind right? However this lady did not only touch the homeless but she touched our heart too, may Allah bless her with wealth and health always! 


Yes, we always have this intention to do charity but we do not know how and when to start right? Now only I realize how easy to do good deeds...start by doing the things that you know best. As for me, I hope that this blog post would open up our mind about the true incidences in life that is often left unseen; this is the only charity that I afford at the moment.

15 comments:

luqman zakaria said...

wah! tahniah korang...i hope one day...can do the same thing~

ABU said...

murninya hati korang.. best ikut aktiviti macam ni kan... dapat membantu orng2 yg kurang berkemampuan

anamizu kaito said...

-subhanallah.. ade rupenye charity camni ea azham???tak pnh tahu lgsung pon..

-ciannye bdk tu...kecik2 da bnti skolah..kalo la kite leh tlg lg bg bntuan utk pndidikn die..

-akak tuakng gunting tu stylo arr! mge2 rezeki akak brtambah.. takde rase geli pon die..alhmdulillah..
ramai lg yg ada rasa prihatin..


-part utk MALE ITEMS tu.. aah la.. mane lg ea pnderma2 LELAKI smue? moge2 psni ade la lg charity cmni..



slm kenal,
cik ana

Azham Vosovic said...

luqman: hehe, insyaallah one day you can join too hehehe

ABU: I rasa org lain punya contribution lg mulia...kami cuma menbantu terdaya mungkin je hehehe

Cik Ana: Yeap, syukurlah masih ada manusia-manusia yg sudi membantu...sumpah saya tersentuh dengan kanak-kanak ini yang tidak dapat bersekolah...sedih sangat rasa!

Harap2 lg ramai masyarakat Malaysia membantu golongan seperti ini nanti huhuhu

Adibah Ishak said...

its really nice when you got the chance to do such thing to the homeless..May Allah bless you n your team always. :)

i would like to join, someday.. inshaallah.

Azham Vosovic said...

Adibah: hehe....alhamdulillah sykur sebab diberi kesempatan utk terlibat dgn benda2 mcm ni...kalau lepas ni ada tawaran...join je...mmg menginsafkan!

fakhri khairi said...

wow. I'm so proud of you and your friends. seems like good people like you are still out there. syabas! :D

Yousof said...

Bila ada charity macam ni baru kita kita nampak betapa ramainya gelandangan kat luar sana kan.. Sangat tak patut kalau kita tak beryukur dengan apa yang kita ada sedangkan diaorang tak ada apa²..


Teringin join satu hari nanti.. Semoga mesej kau dalam entri ni sampai bro.

blog-tips-kurus said...

bagus buat calon menantu ni..
eh?? (>.<)

*kita akan > rasa bersyukur bila dekat dgn org susah, kan...

Aziela said...

I am proud of u. Cumanya kena ingat kita hanya bantu sekadar termampu. Dun stress urself.

Hanie Dew said...

baca post ni pun terasa keinsafan. aktiviti mcm ni susah utk diwarwarkan kat media semasa yg popular.
terharu je rasa tgk mereka dpt apa yg sepatutnya mereka dpt dari sebahagian rezeki kita..

tahniah azham, impian jd kenyataan. semoga byk lg aktiviti sebegini dianjurkan oleh badan swasta dan terutamanya badan kerajaan.

Narumi Isozaki said...

teringin nak join, tp dunno how~ huhu~ thumbs up am! i'm so proud of u! =)

Azham Vosovic said...

fakhri: hehe...ramai lagi org lain yg buat kebajikan kt luar tu tp x heboh2kan....hehehe

YOU: hehe...yeap...tak sangka ramai betul yg xde rumah sendiri...tidur kat belakang kedai...entah macam mana la diorang mandi membersihkan diri kan?

BTK: Hehe, calon menantu? Hahahah....yeap...rasa insaf sgt huhuhuhu

Azham Vosovic said...

Aziela: hehe, no need to feel proud, sikit je tu hahaha...

Hanie: hehe...kalau ada pun hanya untuk tujuan politik. Yeap, rasa sgt insaf dan teringin nak join sekali lagi benda2 mcm ni....

Narumi: hehe, insyaallah kita cuba buat untuk Bakti Siswa semester depan? huhuhu

Azham Vosovic said...

Aziela: hehe, no need to feel proud, sikit je tu hahaha...

Hanie: hehe...kalau ada pun hanya untuk tujuan politik. Yeap, rasa sgt insaf dan teringin nak join sekali lagi benda2 mcm ni....

Narumi: hehe, insyaallah kita cuba buat untuk Bakti Siswa semester depan? huhuhu

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