One Child One Picture, Nepal & India
Medical Project, Nepal & India
Library Centre, China
House Building, Batam
Blood Donation Drive, Singapore
This project was initiated by a group of young people who began with a simple thought: We may have plenty of our own childhood photos, but these children have none.
We want to give these children a chance for them to own a piece of their own memory. These children living in the villages and hilly areas under our LCS programs have never had a picture of themselves taken – thus we want to bring joy to them through this simple gesture of ours.
Asmita Chepang lives in Gamedung village, and has never experienced access to medical facilities or received the right medical assistance before. Proper healthcare is out of reach for people like her, who lack the money to travel far to seek help or pay for medication. These villagers do not even know how to treat a fever, and pregnant ladies do not know about the importance of regular visits to the health centre. Many children have died as a result of the severe lack of medicine and a doctor’s care and treatment.
Whether it is in the hilly tribal groups in Nepal, or the slum areas of India that are hard to reach, some people are not as fortunate as us to have easy access to healthcare services – many of them have to walk for two hours to see the nearest healthcare worker available.
Thus we have sent teams to such areas to provide quality medical and dentist services, to give these villagers a chance to access proper medical services.
There was a patient who was sick for 15-20 days. He was in a lot of pain because of a chest problem, so when he came to see us, we gave him the right medicine to take. After he recovered, he came to me and said, “Oh Sir, I am so happy”. This made me very happy as well.
~Kumar, Medical health worker.
Sunita is 10 years old. When we were preparing to start our medical camps in the Chepang village in Chitwan district, she was very sick and in critical condition. We immediately sent her to the hospital. After a few months when we were back for another medical visit, we saw that she had recovered; she was very thankful to us for saving her life. We were glad that our presence made a difference to the life of someone in need.
We set up library centres in villages where access to materials are hard to come by due to their remote locations and lack of financial ability.
These libraries contain a variety of books and media resources that the children can tap on to grow their knowledge in various areas. We want to ensure that these children are not limited by their circumstances, and have equal opportunities to gain knowledge outside of their regular school syllabus.
Since 2011, we have teamed up with Habitat for Humanity Singapore in their ongoing program to build homes for the people in Batam who need a shelter.
Everyone deserves a home, and we want to ensure that these disadvantaged people have at least a roof over their heads, and that their basic living conditions are met.
We get involved in Red Cross’ blood donation drives by recruiting volunteers to participate in the blood donation program yearly. We want to spread the word to more people about the importance of donating blood to save lives, and giving back to society.