Education might be a given to many, however, there continue to be many youths who lack the opportunity to receive basic primary education, let alone an education beyond.
What can we do about this unforgiving cycle? The team at Buku Jalanan Chow Kit, through their own efforts, pathed a way to break this cycle for the stateless children of the infamous Chow Kit district. They start with a simple act of rolling out floor mats and handing out textbooks every evening.
Discover how Buku Jalanan Chow Kit is changing the lives and futures of children who have been given so little by society.
Maisarah is a 12-year-old pursuing an education.
She wishes to learn, but when she turned 7 years old, she found out a hard truth. The basic right to education was not going to be provided to her because she is stateless in Malaysia.
How can she continue to pursue her dreams — a career as a novelist, being a good daughter and a useful citizen to her country — when her journey to education is not an easy path?
Find out about the challenges Maisarah faces for her future through her lens now.
Siti sees future leaders in the street children of Chow Kit. She is a co-founder of Buku Jalanan Chow Kit, an organisation that gives these street children education, time, and love every Sunday evening.
Why? Because Siti and her teammates believe in them.
Traditionally known as the living and working grounds of sex-workers and drug-users, Chow Kit is also home to many children who are stateless and have poor access to education. But Buku Jalanan Chow Kit is changing the narrative and opening new doors by providing the children in the neighbourhood with a space to learn, socialise and feel safe.
Hear from the team behind Buku Jalanan Chow Kit as they work together to reach their dreams and transform their community – one child at a time.
Sharing your time and skills can make a huge difference. Buku Jalanan Chow Kit does not aim to just be a social enterprise, but to be transformative – imparting skills to its children while building businesses from within to be self-sufficient.
Your ability to volunteer is not limited to any particular skill. For those who wish to volunteer but are unable to join them in person, you are more than welcomed to volunteer your time and skills remotely as well. Whether it’s baking, accounting, or website design, any skill can aid Buku Jalanan Chow Kit’s mission to transform lives.