“Mari Kita Membaca (MKM)” is a project set by a group of concerned Malaysians to help out less fortunate children in rural area of Malaysia by providing books and setting up libraries in rural villages of Orang Asli (indigenous people living in Malaysia).
As to fund their activities, the group recently organized a book sale in a flea market in Holland Village, Singapore.
“Using the money raised from the sale, we will be able to provide more books to more villages of Orang Asli in Malaysia”, said Rusaslina Idrus, a Malaysian anthropologist, currently a visiting fellow at a research institute in Singapore who received her PhD training in Social Anthropology from Harvard University.
Her research focuses on indigenous rights in Malaysia.
Members of Mari Kita Membaca , Shi Hsia and Guan Sing, who were present at the stall, were glad to see friends and fellow students from National University of Singapore supported the book sale.
“We manage to make around S$400 dollars from the sale and would like to thank our friends and families for their support”, said Shi-Hsia.
MKM is planning to organize more events like these in the future and looking forward for public support and participation.
Those interested in participating in MKM activities may visit www.marikitamembaca.org or write to [email protected] for further details or may also catch them at Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/kawan kawan#!/pages/Kawan-Kawan-Mari-Kita-Membaca/129527197099892
Video by Saminathan Munisamy, Citizen Journalist