Remember the post where we went to the nursing home? Initially out of all the options given, I was quite interested in one that said ‘Soup Kitchen’. In all honesty, I had no idea what it really was and seriously thought it was charity work by helping people clean the kitchen for soup restaurants. Had me wondering for a while, what was that option doing there?
Weeks after, I found out that it was actually this charitable center that enables the homeless to re-enter society as skilled citizens by providing skill training programs. They also try as hard as they can to provide hot food as well as medical aid, counseling and laundry services for those who need it.
I strongly encourage those of who are looking for a voluntary work, Soup Kitchen is the best place as they always need groups to separate and actually give the homeless food! I’m so happy to hear that this exists in Malaysia now and it kind of gives me a deeper sense of patriotism. Who said Malaysia was hopeless? 🙂
Anyways, the point this post is actually to tell you a brief story about this little boy named Polo. Well, actually he doesn’t even know his name because he was too young to even remember what happened.
He is being raised by the landlord of the apartment where the guardians initially left him at. Now, the landlord has grown out of capabilities to raise Polo any longer and he might have to end up homeless again. The most upsetting part of this story is that, Polo hold no citizenship in the country. I’ve seen so many people only getting their citizenship in their senior years due to similiar family circumstances and I hope Polo doesn’t have to be one of them!
Uncle Ng the guardian, Mei Sze – the one who first appealed for help, and little Polo!
As of now, Polo has no idea how to read or write so for those who really know where to seek help, do direct the guardian angel to him in Kechara Soup Kitch located at :-
17 Jalan Barat
(Off Jalan Imbi)
55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel : +603 2141 6046
Fax : +603 2141 6049