On 17th December 2019, METHOD had the opportunity to visit the Yayasan Chow Kit (YCK) at their Pusat Aktiviti Kanak Kanak Chow Kit. The program was held after discussions with the management of YCK and our team – to understand what YCK really needs at the moment so we can help wherever we can. In total, there were 9 representatives from METHOD – including our directors Mr Ng Chee Ing and Mrs Liew Mian Ping – in attendance to spend time with the bright kids and wonderful staff from YCK.

Yayasan Chow Kit is a 24-hour crisis and drop-in centre providing meals, activities, therapy, case management, ​and educational programmes for at-risk children of Chow Kit. We decided to choose YCK for this program after learning about various services that they provide for at-risk kids, youth, and family. By helping YCK, we hope that we can reach straight to the people in need in the urban area.

The program started with a meeting with the YCK team. YCK’s CEO, Ananti Rajasingam, and her team members were there to explain what YCK did in the past and what YCK is currently doing to help at-risk families in urban KL. Their focus on education, health & financial empowerment for at-risk families in urban KL and also their willingness to help in wide ranges of services – i.e. documentation & legal are very inspiring and we believe it can directly help those in need to survive. After that, we had KFC meals with the kids – courtesy of our General Manager Mr Ng Kah Wui. We played some games and spent time talking with the kids and the staff in YCK for the rest of the afternoon.

All in all, we are glad to be able to meet the kids in the YCK and learn more about their lives. We hope with the time & resources that we are able to share, we can make the kids feel safe and loved because they sure have inspired us with their cheerful positive hardworking attitude throughout the program.