50 single mothers in Kg Haji Baki receive daily necessities as short-term relief

Lo (second right) in a photo-call with others presenting the donations at Kampung Haji Baki on Saturday (Oct 22, 2022).

KUCHING, Oct 24: The Rotary Club of Kuching Unity City once again demonstrated its compassion on Saturday (Oct 22) by providing 50 single-mother families in Kampung Haji Baki with donations of food, stationery, and daily necessities.

According to a press release, the event also marks the end of a year-long project.

“The main reason for donating necessities is that many people lost their jobs during the pandemic, putting a strain on groups with low family income, so we decided to provide short-term relief to these single-parent families.


“Because 111 families is a large group, we divided this donation project into four delivery times based on the donations received.

“We are delighted that many breadwinners from these families have found new jobs and their lives have returned to normal,” Rotary Club of Kuching Unity Club treasurer Esther Hu said.

Furthermore, Rotary Club of Kuching Unity City president Mok Yong Yaw stated that the most recent donations were primarily from two companies — premium car dealer Regas Premium Auto Sdn Bhd and 10-year-old event planning company Red Velvet.

“There are also 50 individual donors. We receive from society and should also give back to society, so that our community gradually improves and those who are helped can see the light of life,” Mok noted.

Meanwhile, Rotary Club of Kuching Unity City project leader of the delivery Desmond Tiong, said he is grateful to Penghulu Madam Sabtuyah and her team for assisting them in identifying people who truly need assistance, as well as Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman Lo Khere Chiang, who is always there to cheer them up and share the events on social media to promote acts of kindness.

“Besides that, under the leadership of our immediate past president, Mr Chew, we constructed a mini-library and literacy centre here last month as part of a joint project with the Rotary Clubs of Sri Kenyalang and Kuching Jaya.

“We will also establish a few more in other rural areas in order to increase local literacy rates.

“Therefore, we require RM250,000 in public donations to establish these libraries and literacy centres as upcoming projects,” Tiong highlighted.

Meanwhile, Lo was also present to support the charitable work.

For more information, please visit the Rotary Club of Kuching Unity City’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubKuchingUnityCity. — DayakDaily