Story written by a student of Buku Jalanan Chow Kit
We have to work harder to get what we want
Since I was in Malaysia, I have discovered that everything needs an Identity card or an IC to find a job. It's difficult for foreigner to find a job in Malaysia, like my parents who had to travel to Malaysia from Indonesia to find a job because they did not have an IC or any Identity card and document.
Talking about IC, it is not only difficult to find a job but also difficult to go to government school. I have gone to private school for two years. It cost more than I expected. Because not being able to afford the high fees, my parents had to stop me from going to the school for a year.
Let’s talk about IC back. Without a piece of card, children cannot get a formal education by not being able to attend government school like other children. And without a piece of card, It's hard to find a good job.
What I want to say is, even we don’t have a piece of card that is an IC, we can't give up just like that, we have to work harder to get what we want.
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/