Yes Cultivates Random-Act-of-Kindness with “Small and Powerful Movement”

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The poor and needy at Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur
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YES, 4G mobile internet provider with voice kicked off the Huddle XS – Small & Powerful Movement in July, a movement focused on random acts-of-kindness to impart positive change to the society. The movement ran from 4 July till 31 August 2012 via www.yes.my.

The campaign encouraged the public to submit ideas on random acts of kindness that would bring positive changes in our community.

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One of 14 shortlisted winning ideas involved feeding the poor and needy. To make the idea a reality, Yes worked with PERTIWI Soup Kitchen to kick of the feeding program on November 28. VERNONCHAN.COM‘s team of four including co-editor Brian Chan, writers Ziwen Yeong and Fidelis Moses; and I, gave full support to initiative. We participated in the contribution and distribution of food and drinks to over 600 people in need within Kuala Lumpur’s inner city. The 3-hour stint saw us covering Chow Kit, Kotaraya and Masjid India.

PERTIWI Soup Kitchen is a program under under PERTIWI, an NGO that focuses on outreach, social work and the education of women, teens and children, and also provides free basic medical service, a Help Desk service and free street haircuts.

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One of the Huddle XS winners

Chong Siew Khim, one of the winners for Huddle XS – Small & Powerful Movement said, “I am happy that my idea has been realised by YES and I hope that the food distribution act will show everyone has a part to play in making a positive impact to society regardless whether it is a big or small gesture.”

YES will also participate in another food distribution drive on 5 December 2012 in collaboration with Kechara Soup Kitchen, a community action group that distributes food, basic medical aid and counselling to the homeless and urban poor of Malaysia.

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We’re going to be participating in full force again.

“Greatness is achieved through goodness.”

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