I used to volunteer my services as a Photographer when I was in Malaysia but have not done so since I’ve had my kids. Hence it was a lovely experience for me to attend and photograph the 4th Annual Alice Family Fun Day ‘It’s a Knockout’ event held at Newcastle Rugby Club on 10th July 2016. This annual event which is organised by the Silverdale-based Alice Charity is a free family fun day where various Companies / Organisations support the charity by joining in as a team of 10. Each team pays a fee of £350 for their team building acitivities, there was also a children’s race for the young ones to be involved as well as craft stalls and a bouncy castle. Alice Charity is a local charity based in Newcastle Under Lyme helping families who are struggling on low incomes with the support and expertise to help make the changes needed to improve their lives.
This is the second part to the charity shoot for a local NGO called eHomemakers and their Salaam Wanita members. These shots were taken in Kajang, the first is of Justina Low who suffers from short attention span and needs looking after but has taken an interest in cultivating earthworms to be sold to earn an income.
The second shoot was supposed to be of Nurol Shafika who was born with only 1 eye and sells murukus for a living. Due to an unfortunate accident on the day of the shoot, Nurol had to be rushed to the hospital to get her only eye checked as some oil had splashed into it while she was frying fish. Thankfully it was nothing serious.
Click here to read more about Part One of my shoot.
Justina at her flat
I try to volunteer my services especially in photography for charitable causes or projects as much as I can. This year I am fortunate enough to be contacted by eHomemakers to take some photographs of their Salaam Wanita members.
Last Saturday Rachael, who works with eHomemakers and I headed to Bandar Sri Damansara where I met up with Maxine Chan, her husband Yeoh and Rosnani Mohamad who are disadvantaged and supporting their family by earning a living despite their disabilities.
Maxine is busy taking bookings while her blind husband Yeoh massages for a living
I had a great time volunteering during the Freedom Film Fest last week at the Central Market Annex, Kuala Lumpur. The fest which is organised annually by Komas is one of its kind, as it showcases thought provoking films and documentaries featuring various issues such as human rights, AIDS/HIV, poverty and the environment. Besides the screenings, there are also various workshops organised for the public, contest to promote filmmaking as well as discussions.
If you have missed the screenings in KL, fret not as it will also be held in Johor Bahru, Kuching and Penang . Do check out Freedom Film Fest’s website for more details.
Here are some of the shots taken during the fest in KL.
To view more photos of this event, head to Freedom Film Fest Gallery
I recently voluntered to assist Majlis Kanser National (MAKNA) to photograph some of their cancer patients for their Annual Report. Being an NGO, MAKNA’s main attributes are to help create awareness about cancer and support the cancer patients, nevertheless MAKNA’s members are also very active in their outreach programs.
Together with Shaz, Nurina and Sam we headed to Sg. Tekali in Ulu Langat (via Bukit Belacan) to photograph En. Megat who is a cancer patient and co-incidently the President of the Brain Cancer Society in Malaysia. Sg Tekali is really beautiful and a breath of fresh air, this sub-urban (kampung-style) environment has lots of greenery growing around it especially durian trees.
We then continued to Taman Semenyih in Semenyih to photograph Lee Leok Min and Kamala who are also cancer patients. As we were heading to Semenyih, we caught a glimpse of the Semenyih Dam… which was breathtaking. It was my first time in the area and I was in awe!
When we were leaving, we were surprised to find the periwinkle flower (bunga kemuning Cina), which is part of MAKNA’s logo growing in Kamala’s house. Studies by medical experts have found that extracts from this flower can cure Cancer.