Sunday February 10, 2013
Charity begins at home?
I READ with a little sense of worry the story about what Navin Muraga is doing to help the poor in Sri Lanka and Kenya get clean water (Rooting for clean water, People, Jan 28).
He and other interested Malaysians should also focus on our own backyard, on kampungs in Sabah and Sarawak, where these is a dire need for clean water, where poverty and access to potable water is a daily struggle.
Local NGOs are helping, along with people from Australia who come over to donate their time and resources; we even have white kids from Britain and European countries coming to Sabah and Sarawak (I think they are part of the Raleigh International programme) to provide funds and labour for water and other rural impact projects that help to uplift life and alleviate daily struggles.
I know what Navin is doing is good but I think we should use Malaysian funding and resources to help our own citizens. Charity begins at home.