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Fundraising for 1000 Face Shields

Shield our front liners from COVID-19!

Gerakan Wawasan Malaysia in partnership with Komuniti Tukang Jahit has launched an initiative to make disposable face shields for our doctors and nurses who need them, especially while treating COVID-19 patients.

These face shields will be distributed to 4 clinics and a hospital in Putrajaya. Therefore, Gerakan Wawasan Malaysia is fundraising to purchase the materials needed to make the disposable shields.

Here are some of our KTJ Heroes and the face shields they’ve made at home. We are honored to be a part of this humble project and we’d like to thank all donors from across the nation who contributed to the fundraising, to our KTJ Heroes for their hard work and our dear friends at Gerakan Wawasan Malaysia for this honorable collaboration.

We want to thank all donors who’ve made the project possible, to our KTJ Heroes for their hard work and our dear friends at Gerakan Wawasan Malaysia for this honorable collaboration.

Stay on this page for more updates on the project and join our cause by contributing to Gerakan Wawasan Malaysia (CIMB ACCOUNT: 8602467500), and help us protect our front liners. Every piece counts!

**Gentle Reminder: Please note that all transactions may have issues due to the banking site maintenance, however, please don’t get disheartened, and please come back to try again, we would really appreciate all the help we can get. Thank you.

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Spirit of the Squash

Nicol Ann David on Empowering Women (Youth) to Take Up Sports

Our very own Penangite born 36 years old Datuk Nicol Ann David is a renowned female Malaysian professional squash player and currently ranked 6th in the world. With no introduction needed, she’s on top of her game and known as the record-breaker of 8 times, World Championship titles throughout 2005 until 2014.

Nicol is the first squash player to have won the World Junior title twice in 1999 and 2001. Another color of Nicol is her strong beliefs in empowering youth especially girls in sports.

“Sports will build significant values that will help the kids in building self-esteem, confidence and the courage to take on the day,” she said.

“Sport starts from home and it starts with the parents to encourage their kids to pick up sports because it will benefit them in the long run” Nicol added.

Holding the world No. 1 spot for 108 consecutive months in her 20 years career, Nicol urges through her foundation that she hopes to empower young girls through sports and squash in particular. In order to do so, she will be involved in a series of talks and writing articles.

There are three values that she lives by -power, determination and heart. The three-pointers are the core representation of one Nicol Ann David. She believes in a movement to include everyone and easily followed.

“I will be working closely with the Professional Squash Association to increase the visibility of the women’s professional tour and help female players gain more recognition and grow,” she adds.

On top of that, the UNDP National Goodwill ambassador launches a new awareness campaign for women participation in sports and fair treatment to female athletes June last year. All in the hopeful of more female participation in sports to not only bring honor to the nation but for them to feel good about themselves. She believes that youth can be a positive force for development, peace, and democracy.

On an inspirational note, Nicol should be put out there as a role model to Malaysians especially women to be more certain in themselves, their passion, and their achievements. She said to those who are battling insecurity and felt that sports will make them less of a feminine, to think of the opposite when they do sports.

“It will help them feel prettier, they will also look and feel fresh. Not to mention, they will have good skin because they are sweating it out. They can do so much more if they have sports in their lives.”

Gathering spirits to take up sports may be intimidating at first, but it’ll be worth it in the long run of an individual, especially to the girls. Girls should be able to feel just as powerful as how boys are in the sports arena, and it starts with believing in themselves.

Source article: –https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/highlight/2019/03/31/take-up-sports-to-become-strong-confident-nicol-david-tells-women/

A Mother Teaching Kindness

The Face Shields Project

A group of kindhearted women gathered in a project to supply face shields to the healthcare-line in the desperate hour when the stocks are depleting.

It’s a chain reaction when Rashidah Hashim (57) who’s already actively sending out food to the front liners, got a request from a doctor in Ipoh to produce the face shields. Together with her friend Dr. Evelyn Khor, they reach out to their neighborhood in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI), Kuala Lumpur and gather more people to volunteer in the project, and eventually to the Rahim Kajai Aminuddin Baki (RKAB) Neighbourhood to join in and help.

In just two days, funds and manpower flooded in, enough to make 950 face shields which were distributed to the Sungai Buloh Hospital. Not long after, more requests came in.

As of today (April 2), the number of volunteers keeps growing daily, and they have managed to produce 3470 pieces of face shields that have been given away to various hospitals including Tuanku Mizan Military Hospital, Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Universiti Malaya Medical Centre.

(Left) Jayden Ho, 13, and Jenelle, 11, with the face shields for frontliners they helped to make with their parents. Photo: Adrian Ho (Photo Source: The Star)

The shields are distributed through the Face Shield Heroes project, run by an alliance of 13 local NGOs led by Pertubuhan Pemuda Gema Malaysia.

The face shields made by TTDI residents are delivered to various hospitals through the Face Shield Heroes project. Photos: Rashidah Hashim
The face shields made by TTDI residents are delivered to various hospitals through the Face Shield Heroes project. Photos: Rashidah Hashim (Photo Source: The Star)

“I am just doing it for the country and humanity. Every day we are getting more volunteers wanting to help. They are all awesome!” Rashidah said over the phone. She’s not alone in the whole production process of the face masks at home, she got all hands on deck including her husband, her daughter, domestic helper, and two other family members who live nearby.

Rashidah, who has 15 years of experience working with different women, children and community NGOs, added that this project can be done without stepping out of her house and all Malaysian can participate. It’s also a good practice for the whole family to bond during the current Movement Control Order and a good lesson to be kind and giving back to our society for the children.

“It’s a heartwarming scene to see so many people offering to help. We need to ensure that our front liners are well protected because they are out there saving lives and in contact with COVID-19 patients.

“They have families and loved ones waiting for them and we need to do everything we can to protect them. We are truly humbled by their sacrifices and that’s why we felt that the least we could do was to make these protective face shields for them, ” said Khor, a committee member of the RKAB Neighbourhood Watch.

Currently, there are simply 120 people, including children, involved in the making of the shields. Today, despite the MCO, Koh feels the project has lifted the spirits and sense of togetherness in the neighborhood.

This mother and her daughters are among an estimated 120 people from the TTDI community involved in making the face shields.
This mother and her daughters are among an estimated 120 people from the TTDI community involved in making the face shields. (Photo Source: The Star)

“Parents and children are spending time together making the shields and knowing that they are helping the front liners with their effort. More people are getting to know one another and it has been a wonderful initiative for the neighborhoods.

Teh Shyan Nyce, 7, with a face shield she helped to make with her family. Photo: Tan Ainee
Teh Shyan Nyce, 7, with a face shield she helped to make with her family. Photo: Tan Ainee (Photo Source: The Star)

The fundamental is exciting and at the same time crucial to help out to the community. Rashidah’s case illustrates a bigger exemplary picture of the community, especially to women of the home. It is not just the dedication towards the project, but how she teaches everyone around her to do good and it starts with her closest circle i:e her kids.

And to all home-makers, we could do as simple as what Rashidah is doing. A small act of making face shields for our front-liners will make a big impact not only helping out our society but educating our children to grow up and be a better human being with kindness towards others.

We at Komuniti Tukang Jahit supports her role not just as a humanitarian who cares for the nation but also as a loving mother that we should all learn from.

Appreciating the duty of our brave souls in the front-liners when the simplest thing we can do is stay at home, but what’s more beneficial is giving back to the ones fighting the disease and treating the infected, at the same time keeping them safe is another level of service. -AR

Source:-
https://www.thestar.com.my/lifestyle/living/2020/04/02/ttdi-community-works-in-harmony-to-make-face-shields-for-frontliners-during-the-mco#cxrecs_s 

Gerakan Wawasan Malaysia in partnership with Komuniti Tukang Jahit will be making disposable face shields for our doctors and nurses who need them, especially while treating COVID-19 patients.

These face shields will be distributed to 4 clinics and a hospital in Putrajaya. Therefore, Gerakan Wawasan Malaysia is fundraising to purchase the materials needed to make the disposable shields.
Join our cause by contributing to Gerakan Wawasan Malaysia (CIMB ACCOUNT: 8602467500), and help us protect our front liners. Every piece counts!

**Gentle Reminder: Please note that all transactions may have issues due to the banking site maintenance, however, please don’t get dishearten and please come back to try again, we would really appreciate all the help we can get.