After the first charity stop in Kg. Pugi Sabah, Jessy Lai’s Charity Honeymoon embarks on its second leg today to Medan, Indonesia.
Due to frequent business visits to Indonesia recently, Dato’ Sri Jessy Lai has learned that there are many rural, poor villages that are underdeveloped due to their isolated locations. Medan is the capital of Sumatra. With a population of more than 2 million, it’s the third largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta and Surabaya. Yet in this huge city, there are small, underdeveloped villages like Marelan, which Lai visited. It is one of the poorest villages in Medan. Marelan has poor sanitaion facilities, is isolated geographically, and lacks education opportunities due to poverty. It is in dire need of developmental help.
Several months ago, when Lai has listed Marelan as one of the stops on her charity trip, the Monspace team got in touch with the mayor of Medan DRS.H.T.Dzulmi Eldin to understand and address the situation. The village was not in good condition when the team arrived. The whole place is located on a swamp, causing huge inconvenience to villagers, and poses many sanitation concerns. Our mission here, besides to donate necessities, is also to provide medical aid. The team donated large amounts of rice, sugar, milk, and food to villagers. we also provided free medical health checks.
We are also planning to station volunteers in Marelan to continue assisting the villagers. The government of Medan had a simple but meaningful welcoming ceremony for us. Among the people present were the mayor of Medan, the Trade Minister, social workers, and leaders of the community. The team is grateful to be able to visit Medan and provide help to these villagers. We hope their quality of lives improve in the near future.
After Medan, the Jessy Lai Charity Honeymoon Trip will be collaborating with Unicef in its next stop to visit rural villages in Philippines and Vietnam, providing developmental aid. For updates about the Jessy Lai Charity Honeymoon Trip, follow Monspace’s official channels like Facebook, WeChat, and Instagram. Life inspiring life.