What we do
Breaking away from the usual charity mode (i.e. short term, individual recipients), YKMAM is now paying more attention to long term and sustainable development programmes. Two sectors are in the radar now, namely provision of clean water supply and environment-related issues.
With funding from The Coca-Cola Foundation, we have been able to deliver much needed clean and consumable water to selected locations in the country. Since 2012, YKMAM has built water supply systems in the islands of Mabul and Denawan in the east coast of Sabah, using green technology to pump and filter water fit for consumption.
Since 2014 we have also embarked on providing simple water supply solutions to some Orang Asal villages in the state of Perak. To date, two villages in Bidor have benefited from this method of building a small dam at a river far from the villages, then laying of pipes from the dam to a storage tank in the village. The villagers can now have access to clean water at the turn of a tap without worrying about water bills.
A larger and more ambitious water related project has also begun in the district of Muar, Johor, in 2015, where portions of a fire-damaged forest reserve has been rehabilitated via construction of check dams and replanting of trees. With funding from The Coca-Cola Foundation as well, more check dams will be built to prevent water run-offs as well as reclamation of a former mining area within the forest reserve. To date, about 700 trees have been replanted in the area. We plan to expand outreach and education programmes with the local community.
We welcome individual or institutional funding for these ongoing projects or new ones elsewhere.
It has been reported that over 50% of the rural Cambodian population does not have access to clean water. These has caused children vulnerable to disease which is the second leading cause of death for children below 5, diarrhea. It is worrying to discover the fact that 40% of primary schools and 35% of medical centres throughout the country does not have access to safe water and sanitation. Water has always been one of mankind’s basic necessities for survival, but contrary to what most urbanites think, a reliable supply of clean water isn’t always available at the turn of the tap for many.
In order to combat water shortages and reduce associated diseases, Muslim Aid embarked on a provision of clean water by constructing water wells and water storage tanks. The aim is to ensure that development work leads to tangible and sustained improvements in the lives of people in developing countries. Since 2016, over 70 wells have been constructed in remote villages of Prey Pis, Somprong and Tropiang Chorol In the Tralach district, serving a population of over 5,000 people.
With just RM 1,500, you can contribute in providing water wells and sanitary latrine installation support along with hygiene promotion under the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme. Talk to us to participate.