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RB Food Bank
We are delighted that Rainbow Bridge will have its very own Food Bank very soon. Hero Market Sdn Bhd has agreed to be our partner to contribute supplies to the food bank. Not only that it has had a meeting with its major suppliers and invited them to contribute as well.
It’s a deal between Hero Market Sdn Bhd (represented by Mr. Francis Teng, MD) and Rainbow Bridge (represented by Prof. Ong Kok Hai, Chairman) at Hero headquarters on 22nd September 2019.
We are also in discussions with another potential partner to provide space that is required to function and as a food depot for storage, inventory control as well as the distribution centre. We are also looking into the logistics of transport for supplies and distribution. Finally, as befits the philosophy behind Rainbow Bridge in bridging communities for the greater good, we will be engaging other existing food banks to bring about smart partnerships that will lead to greater benefits for the community I general.
We target the Rainbow Bridge Food Bank to be actively functional by end of October 2019. By which time Rainbow Bridge members will have a great opportunity to identify communities that they which to help and tap into the RB Food Bank for sustainable a food sustainable food source.
RB Mobile Medical Care
RB has also formed a mobile medical team comprising doctors, nurses and other health professions to visit communities in need to give treatment for uncomplicated cases such as head lice, female reproductive health problems, skin conditions, respiratory infections, minor wounds. The medical team will also teach basic first aid and provide free first aid kits to the communities it visits. Presently the team in the Klang Valley is formed and plans are in place to form another team in Penang.
OUR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETED PROJECTS
Ephratha Home or Pertubuhan Kebajikan Ephratha Rawang Selangor was established in 2007 by Christine Soosai. There are 30+ children currently being looked after by Christina and her sister with the help of eight unpaid volunteers. The male and female dependants ranging from 1 to 18 years old. The children came from different background. These include single parents who can’t afford to look after them, young divorced parents, neither of whom want to have anything to do with the child of the unhappy liaison and children abandoned and found on the streets and request of grandparents who do not have the capability to look after the small kids.The children are housed in two separate houses, a corner single storey house and a few metres away, a double storey house. The children are most fortunate to stay in these two houses as a result of the generosity of a gentleman.
The Penang Hospice Society was registered in 2001 and functions as a charitable non-governmental organization in the community. Currently it provides holistic medical care in the homes of patients with advanced life limiting diseases, mainly cancer along with non- cancer patients. This service is called the Hospice at Home Program (HHP). A multi- disciplinary team of nurses, doctors and lay volunteers visit the patient at his/her home to address the problems of the patient be they physical such as pain, psycho-social, or spiritual with the aim of reducing suffering while at the same time helping the family cope.Hospice care has been given in the homes of patients who were being looked after by their families. Nurses and doctors along with trained volunteers from Penang Hospice assist with the relief of pain and other symptoms to the patients and providing emotional & practical support to the family.
Rainbow Bridge arranged a meeting between Dato’ Seri Dr T. Devaraj together with Klaire and Robert Dustin of LDS Charities and Professor Ong Kok Hai on 22nd March 2019 via Facetime. In this meeting, it was decided that Penang Hospice would prepare a list of additional equipment that they need that will improve their delivery of palliative care during their visits to the homes of terminally ill patients. On 2nd April 2019, a face-to-face meeting was held in Kuala Lumpur to finalise the list of equipment that LDS Malaysia will send to their Asian headquarters in Hong Kong for approval. The list was approved in mid-June 2019 and subsequently an agreement was signed between LDS Charities Malaysia and Penang Hospice on 25th June 2019 in Royal Selangor Club, Kuala Lumpur
Computers for children in Damai Chempaka.