July 6, 2020

YSEALI Alumnus Crowdfunds to Support Local Community and Hospitals

Mohamed Ariq Mokhti, 2019 YSEALI Professional Fellow alumnus and Founder of Persatuan Kebajikan dan Pendidikan Kuala Lumpur (the Education and Welfare Association of Kuala Lumpur), is doing his part to flatten the curve in his local community. To date, he has raised about $3,500 to fund the sewing of 5,000 sewn Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) gowns. These gowns have been distributed to five local hospitals, based on the severity and number of COVID-19 cases the hospitals are dealing with.

The money Mohamed raised is also supporting mini projects, such as setting up mobile screening stations at Tanjong Karang Hospital Selangor, which serves 40,000 people in the area; assisting the Pekan Hospital Pahang to organize a Psychology First Aid Unit to serve and support patients and family members suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; and providing groceries, such as rice, poultry, cooking oils, eggs, sugar, to B40 (low income) families for their Eid celebrations. 

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