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The poor and needy at Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur

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.

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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