What Do Elevators And Poverty Have In Common?

Have you ever been trapped in an elevator before?  My first ever experience of being trapped was on the way up an elevator at a public low-cost housing area (Program Perumahan Rakyat - PPR) together with 9 student volunteers.  Before panic broke out, I took a deep breath and gave myself a quick pep talk:  "Alright, look, listen, and think, Kai Shen.  You can do it...

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By Kai Shen | Family Service
2 years 1 month ago

The Gap in Our Language

One thing Malaysians pride ourselves in is being multilingual. I think most of us would at least know Bahasa Malaysia (since it was taught in primary school and secondary school), and then there's either English, Chinese or Tamil that we would know as an addition to BM. Some of us who are gifted in languages even learn other foreign languages as part of our studies and can easily speak 3 to 4...

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By Shu Ling | Communications
3 years 8 months ago

The Unexpected Ice-Cream Reward

About a month ago, we were hit by a terrible heat wave that saw temperatures rise up to 38oC. It was during one of those hot and humid Saturdays when we had our KidzLIFE program at Projek Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) Sri Pantai that this incident happened. As the team was wrapping up the session, a mother whose children attends the KidzLIFE program, told us that she prepared some 70 homemade...

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By Daniel Lee | Community Development
3 years 9 months ago

The Lesson From A Yau Char Kwai

As I was on my way to the GG office this morning, I decided to buy Yau Char Kwai from a stall nearby. While making my purchase, I heard the stall owner saying, "Uncle, its ok, no need". I looked up and saw an old uncle with his worn out bicycle, he looked like he lived off the streets as his clothes were shabby and his hands were dirty. He was fishing for some coins and then ...

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By Clara Wan | Partnerships - Special Projects
3 years 10 months ago