My name is Nurezryn Ahmad Daud, and I am an intern in CSR and Fundraising at SOLS 24/7 and SOLS Energy. I’m supporting this campaign because I want to help those from a B40 family that is struggling to get a better future for themselves. Because I myself from a B40 family can understand the difficulties they are facing every day.
Do you know there are still some parts of the world that still do not have access to electricity at all? For most people, it is nearly impossible to imagine a life without electricity. How are you supposed to cook your food? How do you entertain yourself without TV? And what about those basic needs which we constantly overlook – like lighting and our washing machines? The thought of living without electricity is so scary that most won’t even consider going a day or two without it. I myself included as I can’t even live in the house without a TV which I want to watch anytime I wanted.
The thought of life without TV is akin to forgoing food, shelter or, God forbid, the Internet. This situation happened in the Orang Asli (OA) Villages..Can you imagine that with a maximum income of RM1,500, the villagers have to spend RM400 to RM600 per month just to have lights in their homes? With that just income, if they couldn’t pay, they wouldn’t even have a chance to light their homes, so they have to live in darkness.
The children especially have to work at an early age to help their families. They happen to skip schooling and start working as labourers at the age of 15 together with their parents to save more money to buy petrol for electricity. Not to mention, they are using a generator for electricity connection which is costly and produces pollution, smell, and noise. They’re facing inequality as they are not getting enough basic necessities even though our nation is much more developed.
This really touched my heart and made me feel really fortunate to be living a better life in a better environment. I have always witnessed a lot of situations where we waste electricity intentionally and unintentionally. But listening to these orang Asli community’s stories makes me realize the importance of saving electricity and also my purpose as a youth and human with a heart to create a better and brighter future for them. I believe everybody in the world must have basic needs. I’m here to volunteer myself as a fundraiser.
Please work together with me and raise RM 15OO to help them to get a brighter and better future!