Saturday, March 19, 2011

A cute boy here needs your help!!!!

My friends call me up at different hours of the day to come out expecting that I would be free(not that I am comnplaining)........But most of the time, I am not......aiks! Besides juggling writing my comprehensive papers, reserch, hosting events, modelling, and now lecturing....I usually help out at the homeless center during my free time!!!!

I have always wanted to go "on the groud" and help people, spending time and effort as I feel that I would like to help them and experience what they are going through.... I also feel that these people need to know that there are others out there who actually care about them. I finally got to do that through feeding the homeless at the Kechara center. My first experience was a little scary and exciting as we started distributing food at 11pm to homeless people in different areas around Kuala Lumpur. The first person we approach was "new" to our head(newbies are lead by the senior volunteers), he was staring at a newspaper, fiddling with something sitting next to a closed shop, so our head told us he might be doing drugs...It was very dark, so we hesitantly approach him and told him we wanted to pass him food.....he accepted happily and totally blew my expectations away(after brainwashing from people to stay away from homeless people)......

They weren't dangerous or hostile at all!!!!:)

There was even one homeless guyt I met that could speak 6 languages!! Amazing..I realize that these homeless people(mostly in the older crowd) got in the position because their family left them, didn't support them, or was pushed into those circumstance.....:( It's an amazing experience meeting these people.....Anyway, enough said.... I started helping out during the day at the soup kitchen which was fully equipped because they needed people.....

The huge signboard along Jalan Imbi

Very proper, the homeless come and collect food and drinks at the window

Uncle Ng who deals with getting cards ready...everyone has a "membership card"

With Polo and Uncle Ng

See that guy at the window...he(Justin) is one of the main guys running the soup kitchen! Very hardworking and caring...

Originally started out in here.... counselling and trying to find out who is job-ready.... they even have medicines for the homeless here

And washing machines + dryers for the homeless to wash their clothes which is essential so they don't stink...they only have one set of clothes on their backs:(

Now, why I am asking you for help is because while I was volunteering, I have established a very close bond to this little boy named Polo! He doesn't know his real name because he was left in a rented room by his original parents when he was a baby...The poor boy is being raised by the landlord of the apartment he was left at...the landlord is an old man in his 60's and does not have the capabilities to raise the boy anymore....

Therefore, Polo is "stateless" which means he doesn't have proper identification in Malaysia.... And he is not allowed to go to our local schools...He is now 9 years old...and doesn't know how to read and write...but through my interactions with him...I have come to find him as an extremely bright child! In order for this boy to get an identity, HE NEEDS TO BE LEGALLY ADOPTED BY A MALAYSIAN COUPLE!!!!


At Kechara where the homeless get to sit and give them a dining experience they wouldn't usually have...

He is really cute and sweet....pls help!

If you can save a live from destruction(e.g., not having an education, being poor, etc.), and is very interested.....please take this case into consideration....



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