There is never telling who might need a helping hand in our society; where they are and when they need it. Luckily for us here in Kota Kinabalu, there are many groups of kind-hearted and hardworking individuals that dedicate their time and energy towards helping those in need. Not only that, they also provide us opportunities to do our part for the community by giving us a chance to participate in their initiatives. From organizing events to offering the public to be volunteers, it is the groups’ main focus to spread awareness and take action on the situations that need it the most. So if you have some time to spare, you can attend and support these events or be a volunteer and help make a difference in the lives of others.
TAPUK TAPUK has made a breakthrough with their fun and interactive sign language workshops. Collaborating and involving in numerous socially responsible events, their audiences and participants grow in number each time, which benefits the deaf community in a special way. The creative team behind TAPUK TAPUK conducts their unique workshops with music, art and interactive activities. Find out more about them and how you can connect with the deaf community at their page
KINABALU PINK RIBBON
Kinabalu Pink Ribbon is a non-government, non-profit voluntary organization that gives commitment towards providing emotional and psychological support to all breast cancer survivors and their families. It is also their objective to provide counselling service during or after treatment, and to increase breast cancer awareness through public education. They have given aid to many people who are affected by breast cancer by organizing talks, runs, and lots more events. Visit them at
https://www.facebook.com/kinabalupinkribbon to know how you can support their cause.
SABAH CHESIRE HOME
Sabah Cheshire Home is a non-profit and charitable organization that provides care for people with disabilities. They dedicate their lives to helping the disabled to live independently, have an enriching life, and provide aid whenever needed. They sometimes need volunteers to spend time visiting and interacting with their residents, teach the residents a hobby or handicraft, help beautify their home and also participate in the daily activities of the home. For more information on how you can help, visit http://www.sabahcheshirehome.org to know more.
C.H.I.L.D Sabah (Caring and Helping Individuals Learn and Develop) is the non-profit organization that holds the annual event Walk for Autism Sabah every year. It is their belief that very child should be allowed to develop to his or her fullest potential, especially the children with special needs. For volunteering work or attend their events, their website is www.childsabah.org.my and
S.P.C.A. KOTA KINABALU
Giving a voice to the furry ones that can’t speak, SPCAKK (Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Kota Kinabalu) is a group of animal lovers who had been working independently for the welfare of strays and abused animals in Kota Kinabalu had decided to form a common platform so that their work can be done more effectively. To date, the main effort of SPCA KK has been on educating the public on responsible pet ownership, inspectorate, rescue and rehoming after vaccination and desexing. They will need volunteers to do shelter works, publicity and education, legal aide as well as volunteer vegetarian from time to time. Visit their website
www.spcakk.org to find out how you can help.