Pillar City Poor Care Programme
Yayasan Pillar will be holding the City Poor Care Program on the coming 26th January 2019, Saturday.
This programme’s objective is to assist the poor and hardcore poor who have low income and need to bear heavy responsibilities in improving life quality while lessen the burden of their families. This objective can be achieved by:
a. Getting cooperation from government and private agencies in eradicating poverty in the town.
b. Provide moral support to parents and youth in giving encouragement to live.
c. Strengthen the bonds between societies, thus avoiding marginalized feeling and raise self-esteem of the poor.
d. Guide them to generate income through economic activities such as setting up small businesses, sewing, farming and others.
e. Raise awareness among the community about the urban poor who need assistance and attention from various parties.
The following six kampung will be in the support aid:
a. Kampung Samariang Bentara
b. Kampung Samariang Batu
c. Kampung Samariang Pinggir
d. Kampung Sungai Midin
e. Kampung Semerah Padi
f. Kampung Samariang Kubur
Those who are interested in contributing help are welcomed.
Thus far, some companies and individuals have been generous enough to lend their support and aid for the coming programme. We sincerely thank Beras Corporation Sdn Bhd(BERNAS), Central Coldstorage Kuching(CCK), K & L Farming Industries, Sarawak Flour Mill Sdn Bhd, YNZ Yusdha Event Management and anonymous individual who have contributed for the poor.
Regarding Yayasan Pillar’s request letter to jabatan penerangan to lend PA system for half day at Yayasan Pillar City Poor Care Program:
“Yayasan Pillar is an NGO for many years been contributing to the needy community in 5 countries. This time Yayasan Pillar is organising to lighten the burden of about 300+ city poor in Kuching City and had requested the assistance of Jabatan Penerangan to chip in by lending its PA system for one morning so as officials from Ministry of KPDNKK could engage with the Rakyat and have a dialogue with them on issues affecting their livelihood and prices of basic needs. Yayasan Pillar team has work hard to source privately for sponsors of FOOD and Schooling basic needs which would be distributed to 300+ City poor on Yayasan Pillar program on 26th January 2019.
If the government is not able to help by sharing costs of helping City poor here, the very least it can do is to assist in kind. By denying, who is the Jabatan Penerangan denying? The state of Sarawak Or the City poor of Kuching?
It is obvious Not the responsibility of NGOs like Yayasan Pillar to carry the responsibility of the Government. It is the elected Government’s responsibility. Yayasan Pillar contributes and assists the Government because it is right and help is badly needed by City Poor.”
Aisah Mahmud, President Yayasan Pillar.
Before ending the year 2018, president of Yayasan Pillar had visited the village school in Demak, Java Indonesia. The school is built for orphans to study Quran and Islamic Civilization. Yayasan Pillar had joint the project with local sponsor to provide water supply for the school.
The other destination Yayasan Pillar’s president had set foot on during the year end was communal home in Uzbekistan. There, she met old couples in their 90s who are left to care for their grandchildren when their sons passed away. Relying their basic necessities from sponsors and Uzbekistan government, Yayasan Pillar’s president took part in sponsoring them as they bear the burden of caring their mentally challenged grandchildren and daughters in law.