Project Mother

PROJECT MOTHER

It’s time to serve the nation.


On 16 March 2020, when Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin officially promulgated the movement control order under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 and the Police Act 1967, the country came to a stand-still.

Many were affected; especially the ones in B40 clusters, daily wage earners and their families were left hungry with no food on their table. A quick-thinking by a group of caring human beings from various NGOs, Temples and like-minded individuals, PROJECT MOTHER was initiated. It was a Joint Project and their mission was to feed the hungry, especially the B40 groups, the elderly, the sick, the homeless and the disabled.

Planning, Logistics and Funding were challenging as the volunteers were not able to move or travel freely to undertake the project. However, With the most versatile tool in hand, Whatsapp groups were formed, well-wishers and volunteers joined in and soon after it turned out to be a well-structured project that all other NGOs out there started similar projects. Project Mother was the model project during the pandemic crisis.


Volunteer Groups

1. Organisations
  • Pure Life Society
  • Tara Foundation
  • United Malaysian Hindu Voice
  • Malaysia Hindu Dharma Mamandram
  • Sri Narayani Foundation
  • BothiCitta Buddhist Association
  • Global Hindu Federation
  • Dharma Shakti Vedantha Gurukulam, Sentul
  • Penang Hindu Endowment Board
  • Johor Bahru Seva Gurukulam
2. Restaurants
  • Mr Naan & Mrs Idly
  • Annalakshmi Restaurant, TFA
  • Masala on Wheels
  • Maharaj Restaurants
3. Temples
  • Sri Aiyanareswarar Temple, Setapak
  • Sri Sundraraja Perumal Temple, Klang
  • Sri Mahamaariaman Temple, Kota Kemuning
  • Sri Krishna Mandir, Ipoh
  • Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple, Batu Gajah
  • Sri Sithi Vinayagar Temple, Bidor
  • Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Sri Muda
  • Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Alma Bukit Mertajam
  • Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Batu Gajah
  • Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Butterworth
  • Sri Selva Vinayagar Devasthanam, Perai
  • Sri Muneeswarar Temple , Jalan Baru, Prai
  • Sri Maha Ganabathy Temple, Ipoh
  • Sri Arumugaswamy Devastanam, Kangar
(*** It should be noted that some temples cooked the meals at their temple premises and distributed food to the needy under our project mother model & banner)

The Planning & Execution (Phase 1) – KL & Klang Valley

  1. With the blessings of Mother Mangalam, Pure Life Society was selected as the Cooking & Distribution Hub.
  2. 6 Teams were formed, Cooking Team, Cutting Team, Packing Team, Delivery Team, Cleaning Team & Purchasing Team. (80 Volunteers chose their respective areas to serve).
  3. “Permit to Travel” letters were prepared by the Secretariat of PLS for all volunteers.
  4. Groceries, Vegetables & Packing materials purchased/sponsored.
  5. Dharma Mamandram supplied the Cooking utensils.
  6. Cooking Team to report to PLS Kitchen from 5am – 11 am.
  7. Packing Team to report to PLS Dining area at 9.30am
  8. Pick Up & Delivery Team start reporting to PLS from 11.00 am onwards.
  9. Cleaning Team reports to PLS 11.00 am – 2 pm.
  10. Cutting Team arrives at PLS at 6pm.
  11. PPE such as masks, caps, apron, gloves, sanitizers were sponsored & also purchased as required.
  12. A total of 80 volunteers worked around the clock from 23/4/2020 – 28/4/2020 (Phase 1).
  13. End of Phase 2, all remaining groceries & vegetables were given to PLS for their Welfare/Outreach distribution.

Summary

  • Phase 1
    • 23 March 2020 – 28 March 2020
    • Cooked meals from PLS, milk for infants & medicine
    • KL & Klang Valley
    • 1300 meals a day
  • Phase 2
    • 29 March 2020 – 14 April 2020
    • Cooked meals by Temples & NGOs, milk for infants, medicine & fresh vegetables, groceries
    • KL, Klang Valley, Ipoh, Johore Bahru
    • 500-800 families
  • Phase 3
    • 15 April 2020 – 31/5/2020
    • Meals & Groceries by Temples & NGOs
    • KL, Klang Valley, Ipoh, Johore Bahru
    • 500-800 families

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