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Urban Poverty & Education

Updated: Feb 27, 2022

Have you ever thought that urbanisation can affect education? Despite attending school, the urban poor are not able to fully satisfy their right to education. Many youths in Malaysia that lives in poverty come from refugee and B40 (Bottom-40 income bracket) households. A study shows, in 2019, the incidence of absolute poverty stood at 5.6% resulted to 75% of Malaysian population lives in urban area, and 30% of them are classified as 'urban poor'.

The main objective of our Taja Makan project is to help the urban poor children to provide them with adequate meals. This program is to subsidise food for underprivileged kids in Urban Poor households. Covid 19 pandemic is making it worse when their daily lives and source of income is badly affected. Thus, we decided to go from school to school in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor & Putrajaya to identify this group to help them in terms of food assistance so that they won't go to school or study with an empty stomach.

In July, once again, we went to 3 schools which are SK Convent Bukit Nenas, SK Desa Pandan and SK Bandar Tun Razak. The food packages were given to 20 families from each school. Since the pandemic is not slowing down, it has caused more people to suffer especially this year. With that, the PIBG and teachers provided us with the list of families that are in need. This has not escaped our attention to continue our mission to help them. We believe that by having an equal chance at education, they can create a brighter future.

Let's join us in helping them to achieve their dreams! Donations can be made to Suakasih's Maybank account 5648-9214-4633. Do follow our latest updates at Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @thesuakasih



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