Reaching Out To The Community
Having formed a deep understanding of issues facing the under-privileged communities and in order to find sustainable ways to overcome issues affecting them, it was felt that these activities should be grouped under several projects with specific objectives:
Aside from the above projects, in keeping with our philosophy of working with existing NGO’s, myNADI’s very first project was to work together with the Malaysian Hindu Council to invite the Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia to Batu Caves for the 1Malaysia Batu Caves Carnival on 9 August 2009.
This was a historic visit and we were proud to be part of this.
Donations to temples and religious activities proved the single largest category of donation for myNADI’s activities in 2010.
This not only reflects the emphasis and priority given to this area of life by the Malaysian-Indian community but also highlights an area of possible improvement in terms of governance structure and lack of fund-raising capabilities.
Read more about Project Sakthi here.
Most Tamil primary schools started as schools located within estates to serve the needs of the children of the estate workers.
Most of these schools are partly aided schools where funds for the maintenance of the infrastructure is based on funds raised by the PTA (Parents and Teachers Association, also known as the PIBG, Persatuan Ibu-bapa dan Guru).
When the estates are sold to property developers who no longer choose to continue operating the estates, the estate workers are unemployed and most families either leave or are relocated, resulting in a drop in the enrolment, and the Parents & Teachers' Association is correspondingly unable to raise sufficient funds to maintain the school.
Many of these schools are in a state of disrepair and lack basic facilities; the classrooms, canteens and toilets need urgent upgrading and these plights are highlighted almost daily in the Tamil media.
An unconducive school environment usually results in poor motivation of both the students and teachers.
Read more about Project Ilmu here.
The under-privileged in all communities face numerous social and welfare issues which stem from a complex confluence of various factors which include displacement from their traditional environment, lack of education, lack of social skills and at times, lack of capital to start a business.
The activities carried out under Project Harapan include:
Read more about Project Harapan here.
In line with the vision of the nation to become a developed nation and a knowledge economy, a sound education is the basis to a better life and greater earning capacity. There are many reasons why students do not excel in their studies and these include a lack of knowledge, a lack of motivation, inadequate books and other resource material.
Read more about Project Pintar here.
Sports unites all Malaysians and this is evident every time a Malaysian team participates in an international event. It is not the race of the player that mattered but it was the fact that it was a Malaysian who scored! In a multi-racial nation such as Malaysia, what better activity than sport to bring everyone together in a team or opposing teams. At the same time, sports gives the youths an avenue to harness their energy into something productive is one way to keep them motivated and off the streets.
Read more about Project Rakan Sukan here.
Malaysia has one of the best primary health care facilities in the world and as such no Malaysian should be denied adequate healthcare. However, due to age, disability or distance there are pockets of individuals who are not able to have easy access to health care.
Individuals may have difficulty sourcing for assistance from Government healthcare facilities or the Welfare Department. In such instances, Yayasan myNADI will work with the Ministry of Health to bring the mobile 1Malaysia Health clinic to such individuals.
Read more about Project Suria here.