Charity begins at home for activist

HomeLifestyleFeature

Charity begins at home for activist

State BOMBA director Datuk Khirudin Drahman presents a memento to Mujan. She was involved in a recent engagement session with the department’s Mounta

Doing charity for local community
Get permission before undertaking any charity work
Continuing the drive to help others
State BOMBA director Datuk Khirudin Drahman presents a memento to Mujan. She was involved in a recent engagement session with the department’s Mountain and Cave Search and Rescue (MOCSAR) team at Gunung Mulu National Park.

MIRI: Mujan Lah knows what it is like when life is tough, she’s been there, and now that providence has been kind to her it is no surprise that she wants to give back.

The 50-year-old from Long Bemang, Apoh in Marudi Marudi has been actively involved in various charity works to benefit her local community and those she comes across at work.

“I have been actively doing charity works for many years. Whenever I am outstation for work especially in the rural areas, I would do my best to help the needy in the local community there,” she explained.

According to the successful Kayan woman entrepreneur, it is important to bless others.

“I grew up in a less privileged family, so my siblings and I have experienced the hardships of life. We have been through tough obstacles and challenges, so we know and understand what it is like.

“Now that we are more privileged, we must bless others by sharing sustenance whenever we can regardless in a small or big way,” she told.

Among others, Mujan has been channelling assistance such as personal protective equipment (PPE) to the State Fire and Rescue Department’s (BOMBA) auxiliary firefighters or ‘Pasukan Bomba Sukarela’ (PSB) in her hometown.

Besides that, she has also assisted churches, schools and individuals including children with special needs who are in need of support and assistance.

“Looking at how hard BOMBA and PSB personnel carry out their duties especially in the event of a fire or flood, we can clearly see that their job is very physically challenging and demanding.

“As such, sometimes it is heart breaking to hear negative comments and stereotypes about the department and its personnel.

“They are really committed and passionate in working hard to save lives and to help the community as a whole,” she said.

She hoped others will actively do their part in contributing to the local community, noting that the saying charity begins at home is always true.

“Most people often assume and think that helping others means channelling financial assistance, this is not true.

“Giving back to the community is not only confined to financial means, but it can also be in the form of contributing your time and energy or even giving motivation and encouragement,” she said.

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 0
DISQUS: