They are the people experiencing disadvantage, B40 Indian women, in three states, who were already struggling to afford to feed their families. They are now finding it even more challenging to feed themselves and their families. These are the community members most at risk during this pandemic and whose livelihoods are facing the worst-case scenario. They are in dire need of food supply during this difficult time as they are now unemployed and to conserve what little they have; they are just having one meal a day. They absolutely do not have any savings. Some of the households have 4 to 5 mouths to feed.
When you wash your hands, please spare a thought for those who cannot afford the basic bar of soap we take for granted. It has become the difference between health and death. But it doesn’t need to be. Let us all help the less fortunate as their welfare must be seen as our welfare.
Since the Movement Control Order, many students had to stay home due to physical distancing rules. Having no access to the necessary tools and internet connectivity mean that many students (from low–income families, marginalised communities and remote areas) are unable to attend online classes and continue studying from the safety of their home.
A cooked meal makes a difference to the lives of those in need, especially during these challenging times. That’s why the BAC Education Group has pledged to provide 5,000 meal packs from PERTIWI Soup Kitchen for the most vulnerable during the MCO.
In the 21st century, it is essential for our nation’s youths to stay ahead of the employment curve, standing up and taking charge of their lives by creating jobs independently in curbing unemployment. The Accelerate Reach Entrepreneurship Program is a 3 1/2 months program designed to empower youths by helping them become micro-entrepreneurs.
Sabah has been hit hard by the economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. The prolonged quarantine of vulnerable communities has caused many households to lose their main source of income, causing them to live on less than RM 7 a day until their savings run dry.
Not so far from the dazzling skyscrapers of the city lives a community of approximately 3,200 families, at the PPR flats in Lembah Subang. 80- 90% of its approximately 20,000 denizens fall under the hardcore poor category. Most of them are daily wage earners who are unable to work due to the MCO and their families are going hungry because they are struggling to make ends meet and cannot put food on the table. That’s why the BAC Education Group has pledged to provide 100 single mothers, the elderly, the sick, OKU and families (with many children) with groceries through Elaine Surin.
Every second, thousands of Malaysians, across the nation, are risking their lives on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19. Working tirelessly around the clock, these brave men and women are putting themselves at risk to ensure our health and safety. Without them, we would be facing dire consequences.