‘Peduli’ means to show care and concern in the Malay language. Project Peduli is a social initiative unit under Majulah Community (“Majulah”) that addresses immediate humanitarian or social needs within Asia. Majulah aims to uniquely draw the attention of certain need areas to a larger concerned audience and direct them to an immediate call for action. This call often comes in the form of crowd-sourcing or crowd-funding projects, which is not uncommon in the spirit of “gotong-royong,” especially in this part of the world.
Majulah has the opportunity to work closely with our amazing partners in making both the local service learning projects and overseas humanitarian trips a reality.
Majulah's Project Peduli Overseas Humanitarian Trip aims to address immediate needs in the post-disaster phase by providing aid relief. Since 2014, Majulah has responded to a number of crisis in Asia, mainly Malaysia, Indonesia, India and Myanmar. Many of these crisis are related to natural disasters, such as floods and earthquakes.
As of December 29th, 2014, over 240,000 people were affected and displaced due to the flood in various states of Malaysia with Kelantan being the most severely affected area. Some residents in the villages have lost communications and electricity services. Besides the displacement of people, there was also a serious lack of basic necessities such as food, baby milk and sanitary napkins. Thousands of houses were submerged by the flood and needed intensive cleaning, rebuilding and refurbishment following the devastating effects of the tragedy. Knowing this catastrophe, Majulah Community commissioned two phases of Project Peduli - Pantai Timur (Trans: East Coast) that aims to provide short and mid-term relief to the flood-affected victims in neighbouring East Coast Malaysia.
The Nepal earthquake killed nearly 9,000 people and injured nearly 22,000 - with a magnitude of 7.8Mw. Mohksin Rashid, Chief Superman of Majulah Community, joined Mercy Relief on a humanitarian trip to Nepal to provide aid relief and medical supplies.
In 2015, Majulah visited the Rohingya Refugee camps across 3 provinces in Aceh. The refugees, having travelled miles on the sea escaping the apartheid in Myanmar, were in dire need of proper sanitation facilities and water supply. Majulah assisted in raising funds to build toilets, install proper water filtration system, provide English classes and conducted fun, simple activities for the children as therapy for their tumultous journey.
In 2016, Majulah conducted conservation and reforestation trips to Sumatra in response to the blazoned haze that affected all neighbouring countries. It was a way to give back to nature in light of climate change. Together with a team of youth volunteers from all walks of life, they planted seedlings, learnt about the ecosystem and spread awareness about climate change to the villagers.
Having once visited Aceh, Indonesia, in 2015 for the Rohingya Refugees crisis, Majulah was shocked by the Earthquake that occurred in 2016. 104 people died in the quake, with at least 1,000 people injured. It was the deadliest earthquake in Aceh since the 2005 Nias–Simeulue earthquake and the deadliest in Sumatra since the 2010 Mentawai earthquake and tsunami. Majulah rendered their assistance through raising funds and purchasing and distributing basic necessities to the affected villages.
Located at the mountainous and in the southwestern part of China is the Guizhou Province. Guizhou is one of the poorest province in the whole of China, which consists of approximately 400 people living in its village called Yang Tzai Village.
In light of the pressing problems in China, Majulah feels strongly towards lending a hand in providing education, entertainment and warmth to the neglected children. More importantly, to inculcate better lifestyle practices that can help in improving the health, sanitation and hygiene of the community in Yang Tzai.