Young Corporate Malaysians CSR visit to Rumah Nur Salam
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The Young Corporate Malaysians (YCM) with its encore belief and effort to give back to the society has held its very first CSR Program at Rumah Nur Salam on the 10th of January 2010. Rumah Nur Salam, situated in Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur is a shelter home for all children in Chow Kit providing a safe environment, food, as well as various educational, health and recreational programmes. Rumah Nur Salam receives about 50 to 100 children on daily basis ranging from toddlers up to 13 year old of whom either have been trafficked, refugees, children from one-parent homes, or children of sex worker and/or drug addicts.
The YCM during its flagship event, the YCM Summit in December 2009, has collected RM 1 for every seat that was taken up to be donated to the Yayasan Salam, the foundation that is behind the Chowkids initiative. About 10 of the YCM CSR Team went down to Chow Kit for the 2 hours (12 pm – 2 pm) session with the children of Rumah Nur Salam. Having waited eagerly, the children of Rumah Nur Salam were treated with a lunch feast that was slightly unusual and special than their daily ‘lunch pack’. The YCM CSR Team was also privileged to be taken on a visit to the classrooms, dorms, IT room and staff office of Rumah Nur Salam by Capt Asiah. After lunch and mingling with the children, YCM CSR Team led by Siti Kamariah presented a cheque of RM 1000 along with baby products, food, clothes and stationeries to Rumah Nur Salam.
Moving forward, YCM in collaboration with Yayasan Salam is advertising the ChowKids volunteer program to our membership base. We are in a thorough discussion with Yayasan Salam on identifying gaps that can be filled by YCM particularly in teaching for subjects such as IT, Mathematics and English. Some of which have been identified as below.
What Volunteers Can Do At Nur Salam:
Pusat Aktiviti Kanak-Kanak Chowkit For children under 12 years old:
Nur Salam’s Weekend Activities for Volunteers: volunteers can do story telling with 10-15 kids (6-8 years old). Story telling in BM @ Rumah Nur Salam for 1 hour, between 10am – 2pm
Volunteers to teach the kids IT skills (basic Microsoft, internet, etc): small group of 12 kids (7-12 years old) @ Rumah Nur Salam. Classes held on Monday – Friday @ Time flexible.
Tuition classes for Nur Salam kids: One class of 10 kids – Primary school. We need volunteers to help our kids with their tuition @ Rumah Nur Salam. Everyday after 2pm.
Playroom: have great FUN with Nur Salam 10 kids @ Nur Salam playroom, from 10am EVERYDAY. Kids are below 13 years old.
Teen Hub, a Nur Salam programme that aims to all youth (13-21 years), provides empowerment via recreational, counseling services and educational programmes. It’s based in Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, KL.
Volunteers needed for tuition & IT classes, sports activities, music sessions, arts and craft classes, and volunteers are also needed for:
1) Library – Anyone who has any experience with library or who like books and interacting with youths. Someone needed to come in by shift to help oversee the library.
2) Programmes – Anyone who wants to run programmes with youths during the school holidays.
3) Looking sponsor for cafe programme. Sponsor for teen meals everyday.
BM speaking, committed, strong work ethics, people skills and willing to work with young people.
Person to contact: Siti Kamariah – email@example.com