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Want To Help Fellow Malaysians? Caremongering Is Here To The Rescue

Want To Help Fellow Malaysians? Caremongering Is Here To The Rescue

The average Malaysian may take the Movement Control Order as a little bit of an inconvenience, but there are plenty more people who would have to completely rearrange their lives.

In times of crisis, the ones who suffer the most are the vulnerable.

The elderly who live alone, the homeless, the single-parent families are among those may face uncertainty these two weeks.

If you have elderly relatives or neighbours, maybe reach out to them and offer help if they need it.
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In an effort to provide help where help is needed, Malaysians have started a trend of “caremongering”.

“Caremongering” was first coined in Canada where people’s acts of kindness sparked the term as a positive outlook to the pandemic.

Now, while Malaysia is under the Movement Control Order, the name has been adopted to provide help to the needy.

You never know who needs help.
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Whole communities are coming together to provide aid for those who need it.

Caremongering Malaysia is a Facebook group that was set up to help connect the people who need help and the people offering it.

An example of a post offering help on the Caremongering Malaysia Facebook group.
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You can find help as an individual or as an organisation. Similarly, you can offer help as an individual or an organisation.

An interactive Google Map was created in conjunction with Zero Waste Malaysia, to make it easier to connect the local community.

If you want to do some good during this period, feel free to add your name to the list on this Google Form! And if you need any sort of help, don’t hesitate to ask on behalf of yourself or another person.

Additionally, online services are still running, so your life can continue as usual.

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