BUKU JALANAN PROGRAM 2018: Nurtures Altruism through Volunteerism and Give Rise to Leaders of Tomorrow

Buku Jalanan session between KDU student volunteers and Chow Kit Children. Casual, interactive, and fun learning session.
KDU student volunteer, Shakir teaching one of the Chow Kit children basic Mathematics. Buku Jalanan Program starts from 8.30 pm to 10.30 pm every Friday.
Our lifestyles are our preferences, and often, with a little insight, our choices can be sufficiently altered to change our lifestyles in a way that achieves all our goals but does not lose ourselves in the process.

One such choice for us to make is to try giving back to society. We can choose to explore the side of our personality that allows us to be generous in giving, without expecting anything in return.

With a mission to provide free education to the children and working poor of Chow Kit, a group of teachers and professionals formed Buku Jalanan Chow Kit (BJCK) in 2015. BJCK beliefs every child should have an equal opportunity of receiving an education.

2018 marked third year of the KDU’s provides the literacy and education for the Chow Kit children. For this year, KDU under its Volunteer Initiative Project (VIP) together with Institute Onn Jaafar (IOJ) and BJCK collaborated again in making sure the mission in accomplished.

Students and Alumni Centre (SAC) organised the program from February 2018 till November 2018 which consist every Friday 12 volunteers will provide free tuition class for the kids especially Mathematics, English and Bahasa Malaysia.

Followed the KDU’s vision, “Education changing lives and enriching communities for a better world”, SAC hopes Buku Jalanan Program will helps to change the quality life of Chow Kit’s children for the future of  Malaysia.

“This event is an eye opening for me. I don’t mind spending my Friday nights every week for a good cause. Furthermore, by coming here almost every week, I’ve created a good relationships the kids. The kids are so excited when they see us all coming every week to teach them.” said Huzaifa Iqbal one of the regular international student-volunteers from KDU.

SAC’s hope this initiative will encourage the students to embrace more volunteerism which inspired other youth to take conscious steps to assist others in society without seeking rewards, we believe it will create a sense of common feeling and duty to each other.

Although taking time out for voluntary activities sounds difficult initially; such activities offer a sense of fulfilment rarely found elsewhere. Altruism, philanthropy, charity, community service—give it any name you want, but it’s beyond a doubt that giving back to society is an enriching experience.