Jom Breakfast – Institut Onn Jaafar

Community Enrichment Programme, 2018

Institut Onn Ja’afar (IOJ) found that most of the soup kitchens provided by other Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) operate at night to feed the homeless in Kuala Lumpur area and IOJ noticed there was a gap in that and realised the immediate need to provide breakfast, especially for the underprivileged students. A study conducted by IOJ showed that students who have breakfast are twice more likely to achieve an above-average educational performance as compared to students who do not.

Jom Breakfast, as its name indicates, is an effort to provide breakfast for underprivileged children and homeless around Kuala Lumpur through collaboration with other NGOs such as Pusat Transit Gelandangan Kuala Lumpur, Sekolah Bimbingan Jalinan Kasih, Yayasan Chow Kit’s KL Krash Pad, and Pusat Aktiviti Kanak-Kanak Chow Kit.

Charles Mohan, Chief Executive Officer of IOJ elaborated, “The collaboration with ILTIZAM started in 2018, guided by the same purpose to help those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Apart from providing food, we intend to instil a broader perception of life and encourage a more appreciative attitude amongst the volunteers especially the university students, as we hope they develop a selfless nature and a habit of giving after they interact with these children. In addition, we also wish to inspire the beneficiaries to pursue higher education when they are exposed to the university students on a regular basis.”

“Ekuinas has proven to be a very strong partner with IOJ and the assistance they provided has benefitted many recipients under the B40 category over the past few years. Through this, they also have enabled us to be an advocate of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of No Poverty and Zero Hunger. We hope that their support will continue to allow us to make a huge difference in the lives of more people who are in need,” said Charles Mohan.

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