Story written by a student of Buku Jalanan Chow Kit
I can't go to regular school because I don't have IC
Today I want to share about what I seen since I was in Malaysia. Before I was born my parents were at Indonesia and they came to Malaysia because to find a job. They wanted to worked at Malaysia because where they worked at Indonesia, the salary they get is very little compared to working in Malaysia. Many hardships they have experienced during their stay in Malaysia because they are not citizens. My mother don't have document to stay in Malaysia. She must go to Indonesia to make the document and it is very expensive. I feel sorry for her because she willing to do that to make sure my life perfect.
When I was born I can't go to regular school because I don't have IC. I can go to private school but the fee is so expensive. My mother willing to pay the fee for me to go to that school. Because at that time my mother only found that school. At the school all my friends are rich people and they don't know that I'm stateless. Although they are rich but they are not arrogant and very kind to me. I went to the school there for only two years, after that I didn't go to school for a year until my mother found Buku Jalanan Chow Kit. I feel very grateful because I was accepted to school here. That's all from me.
Buku Jalanan Chow Kit
Buku Jalanan Chow Kit (BJCK) is a non-governmental organisation that is working to provide equal and free education opportunity to all the children in the Chow Kit area regardless of their citizenship, race and religion.
For more information about BJCK, visit their website at http://bukujalananchowkit.org/