Friday, December 4, 2015

A Program With Students of SK RPS Dala, Gerik - Nov 2015

For this project, we worked with our sister NGO - Republik Chenta, Sukaamal and Reach Out to provide Back To School items, a Free Market session for the parents and children, solar panel and groceries to the families in RPS Dala, Gerik. 

We took almost 6 hours drive from KL with breaks in between. The journey to the deep jungle is not for the faint hearted and backache people! Again, thank you to sponsors and volunteers who have contributed to the event.

This would be our second trip to Gerik since last year's trip to Sg Tiang. As usual, a lot of background work was done prior to the trip, from setting the dates, logistics, chasing sponsors, groceries' menu, items to be provided to the community, picking up of solar panels - which takes longer than the trip itself, but the rewards upon completion is very satisfying. Again, my hats off to our sister NGOs for all the hardwork done. Now, let the picture tell the story...

Heading to destination..

Reminded me of the last trip to Gerik... almost there....
Checkpoint 1 to meet up with person in charge

Long and bumpy ride in the estate
Super bumpy ride! Arrived at police post
Heading in to the settlement

Rubber trees along the way ... no more cups, but plastic bags to collect the latex

An hour of bumpy ride to reach the location.

Remind me of my school days...

Welcoming committee!

Getting ready for the event
The event's banner.... 
Goodies for the chidlren
Free market for them.... and FLEE market for us! Almost got overrun by them!

Solar panels to be given away to the homes

T-shirts to be given away

Children helping out with the groceries
After stock market open for the day, almost all hell break loose!

Coupon for the grocery pack

It was a memorable and eye opener trip for many of us to enter a settlement which has so little. Perhaps, the next trip, we should stay over night! :) Many thanks to RepublikChenta for giving us a chance to participate and enjoy the event and also sponsors who have contributed for events like this, as without your support, it would be impossible to do projects like this. 

As we end the year with the usual Back To School Program (12Dec2015) and also the possible unfortunate Flood Relief activity, we hope for more support and contribution to help the needies. Thank you all again!

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