Reach out Grant by SHJ Tamil Youths

Reach Out Grant 2020 (ROG) was organised by the Archdiocesan Single Adult and Youth Office KL (ASAYO KL), as part of their mission to provide opportunities for young people to encounter the living God through the Word of God, friendship, events and life experiences.

Jun 05, 2021

Reach Out Grant recipients with ASAYO KL team.


By Esther Nancy

Reach Out Grant 2020 (ROG) was organised  by the Archdiocesan Single Adult and Youth Office KL (ASAYO  KL), as part of their mission to provide opportunities for young  people to encounter the living  God through the Word of God, friendship, events and life experiences. It was introduced to the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SHJ) Tamil-speaking youths  by Fr Edwin Peter and Bro Anthony Robert on December 6, 2020.

The objective of the grant during this time is to encourage us young people to reach out to  someone who has been adversely affected during the pandemic  without allowing finances to be an obstacle. The successful mission proposal will be awarded  a grant of up to a maximum of  RM1,000.

We started off with ten youths  volunteering under the advice of  Bro Anthony Robert and Thomas Chinniah later joined by Bro Gabriel. After much searching and  screening through potential people/families, a patient from Pusat Dialisis NKF - Good Health was chosen. This patient is suffering  from kidney failure, diabetes, partial blindness and more. He is currently undergoing Dialysis treatment which costs nearly  RM100 a week and is struggling to cover the treatment cost due to lack of financial support, especially during the difficult time of  COVID-19.

Once the patient was identified,  the registration process for the  ROG began. We registered ourselves through the ASAYO website. We created and submitted a video proposal which was later  uploaded on YouTube.

The youths worked together and successfully collected  RM1,140.00 through donations from friends, families, BECs and  so on. The amount was transferred to the Sacred Heart Church  Parish account.

Once the video proposal was approved, the RM1,000 grant was awarded to us. This grant was  then transferred to the Dialysis Centre for the patient’s treatment which amounts to RM2140.00 in total. The total duration to complete the project was four months and officially ended on April 8,  2021. 

SHJ Tamil youths will continue to be committed to caring for people in need through the accompaniment of ASAYO.  This will enable us to experience  significant changes in our journey together as we discover new ways of moving forward in ministry which will allow us to know,  love and serve the Lord.

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