In a remarkable demonstration of community engagement and selflessness, a group of IT students from SEGi University, collectively known as “Kechara Soup Kitchen” dedicated an entire day to voluntary activities. This impactful day of service aimed to bring about a positive difference in the lives of those in need and was marked by three distinct voluntary efforts: surplus collection, static distribution, and street distribution.
The day kicked off with a morning of surplus collection at Kechara Foodbank in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur. The SEGi team, in collaboration with members from KPMG, received a comprehensive briefing on Kechara’s background and mission. SEGi students were divided into groups, each assigned to specific locations, including Aeon Wangsa Maju, Aeon Big Wangsa Maju, and Aeon Big Putrajaya. Their task involved collecting surplus items, weighing them, and coordinating with Kechara’s team. The collected surplus was then transported to the drop-off point at Darul Ukhwah Yayasan Al-ijazah in Puchong.
Later in the day, four team members gathered at Kechara Soup Kitchen’s main operation site in Kuala Lumpur for the evening session of static distribution. Collaborating with volunteers from UTAR Sungai Long and Sunway University, the team received a detailed briefing on their roles. Some managed crowd control, while others handled the distribution of various items such as snacks, food, water, and compliments. The group efficiently packed items collected earlier into cars for distribution, ensuring a smooth process and successfully managing any minor challenges that arose.
The night session took the team to Sentul and Chow Kit for street distribution. Following a pre-distribution briefing at Kechara Soup Kitchen, the team split into two groups. One distributed food at Sentul, and the other covered Chow Kit. Armed with bags filled with essentials like bread, bananas, water, and hot meal items, the team navigated their assigned areas, reaching out to the homeless and urban poor community. Despite encountering a few challenges, the team handled the distribution with grace, ensuring that those in need received the support they required.
In summary, the day-long volunteering activities underscored the commitment of SEGi IT students to community service, shining a light on the transformative impact that collective acts of kindness can have on society’s most vulnerable members. The Kechara Soup Kitchen initiative exemplifies the power of compassion and the positive change that can be achieved when individuals come together with a shared purpose.