By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, Dec 26: Community projects which aimed at assisting those in hardship in the society will bind youth together and attract their participation.
Federation of Chinese Associations of Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Division president Datuk Richard Wee observed that youths nowadays have a caring heart and are willing to participate in community projects that have a common goal and shared values to help those in need especially when disasters struck.
“Recently, due to Covid-19 pandemic, the association through the youth wing was trying to reach out to the needy to provide necessity items to them.
“We have seen that there are more youths who are interested in participating in that kind of community projects.
“Slightly before the Covid-19 pandemic, the association had set up a small disaster management committee.
“The original objective was not to help the needy but those affected by flood or fire incidents in outstation.
“After the committee was set up and subsequently the Covid-19 outbreak happened, there were a bunch of youths who came and helped us,” he said during a live broadcast today.
Wee was responding to a question by Kuching South City Council’s (MBKS) mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng on how to attract more youths and enable them to be involved in the community.
Wee was a special guest who was invited by Hong Seng on his weekly Facebook live session today which was entitled “Shall Wee Talk”.
Wee noted that most of the time, the youths were not interested to participate in the association’s events and programmes.
Hong Seng asserted that Sarawakians uphold the spirit of unity amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
He outlined that many things can be implemented if there are common goals to achieve it.
Likewise, Wee believed that there are opportunities in crisis.
“When something bad happens, something good is bound to happen,” he added.
Looking ahead for next year, Wee who is Sarawak Federation of Chinese Associations president hoped that the Covid-19 situation in the country will stabilise and be under control.
He also hoped that the country’s economy would recover from the effects of Covid-19 and Malaysia would achieve political stability. — DayakDaily