Donate to the Tabung Covid-19 Orang Asli to help those in need! #TaC-OA
The TABUNG Covid-19 ORANG ASLI (also known as The Covid-19 Orang Asli Fund or simply TaC-OA) is a fundraising project aiming to provide food and other essential needs (face masks, sanitizer, urgent assistance due to circumstances, etc) to Orang Asli communities facing difficulties as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak and the subsequent Movement Control Order (MCO).
We appeal to your kindness and generosity to help the Orang Asli during these financially-difficult times for them.
For more information about how to donate and where the proceeds will go, read the FAQ below.
At the bottom of the page is a real-time updated table of how much has been collected and how the proceeds have been distributed. Thank you!
Update as at 23rd April 2020:
The TaC-OA campaign has largely achieved its objective of immediate food aid for communities in need. Therefore, we will no longer be actively fundraising for the cause. Instead, we are moving into a new phase to help eligible OA get financial entitlements under the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) Economic Stimulus Package. You can find out more by reading this note here https://www.facebook.com/notes/raleigh-kuala-lumpur/the-tac-oa-campaign-is-moving-into-a-new-phase/10156713706691707/
Who are the organizers?
TaC-OA is a joint project of the Center for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC), Raleigh International Kuala Lumpur (RIKL) and Impian Malaysia (IM). We are each registered with the relevant regulatory bodies.
- COAC is a center to facilitate Orang Asli initiatives at self-development and in defense of their rights, and to support those who want to promote such initiatives
- Raleigh KL is a sustainable development NGO, providing opportunities to and empowering all young people to achieve their full potential through exciting youth expeditions, and community and environmental projects.
- Impian Malaysia carries out projects to uplift Orang Asli communities, who are often marginalized.
Why set up this fund?
The ongoing Movement Control Order (MCO) has severely affected the livelihoods of the Orang Asli. They are not able to sell their produce or have lost their income sources. This has placed the food security of many Orang Asli communities at the brink. It has also severely restricted their access to other necessities (such as medical supplies).
Almost all Orang Asli have been affected, including the daily-wage worker, the subsistence farmer, the rubber and oil palm smallholder, the disabled, the elderly and even the youth among them.
Who are the beneficiaries & how will the funds be distributed?
- The villages will be identified by the COAC and its network members.
- We will work with Local Coordinators who are known to us, and who are all Orang Asli from the communities concerned.
- They will provide information and details on the kind of assistance needed.
- The funds (or aid) will be channeled through them. They will also be required to account for how the aid has been used (by way of receipts/photos).
How to donate?
You can make your donation to the bank account of Raleigh International Kuala Lumpur. From here, the funds will be directly channeled to the Local Coordinators for them to purchase the needed items.
- Name of Bank: CIMB
Name of Account: Pertubuhan Raleigh International Kuala Lumpur
Account Number: 8001067937
- You are required to complete a donor form and attach the receipt after completing the transfer.The donor form is available here
Please email us at email@example.com if you want to pay by credit card or PayPal
Direct public assistance to assigned communities
For those who want to help the community directly, we can also help put you in touch with the relevant Local Coordinators.
Usually, this will be for people who live near Orang Asli communities and can arrange for supplies to be collected by representatives of the community. Please keep in mind the logistical restrictions imposed by the MCO. And that no outsiders are allowed to enter Orang Asli villages during this period.
What happens after I've made my donation?
- Your donation will be automatically added to the list of donors, which is available to the public
- You will get a receipt for your donation.
- A report will be published at the end of the campaign
Can I view all the donations and disbursements?
Yes. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a summary of all donations and disbursements.
How long is this fundraising campaign?
It will run from 29 March 2020 to 15 April 2020. But if the MCO is extended, we will reconsider the closing date. While the MCO is extended to 28 April 2020, TaC-OA campaign will be extended prominently as well.
How much are you looking to raise?
Updated: As of 31st March 2020, the donation exceeded RM30,000 less than 36 hours. However, WE are getting more requests from Orang Asli communities for help. In response, we are raising the target to RM100,000 to help more Orang Asli villagers! As of 08/04/2020, we've raised RM202,491.02! However, we've also been receiving more requests from Orang Asli villages for help, so we need your help! Up to the date of 20/04/2020, we already managed to fundraise RM317.490.03. However, we also disbursed out RM306,816.41 to 5744 communities. We are still looking at a total of RM15,000 needed to reach out to about 15 communities (big and small) that applied from TaC-OA. Details on Donations and Disbursement is shown at the table below.
We are no longer actively fundraising! Nevertheless, because of the wide publicity this campaign has had among the Orang Asli community, we continue to receive a steady stream of requests for food aid. As such, we will still accept donations from well-wishers who still wish to donate. And we will continue to disburse the full amount donated as food aid to those communities that are still not able to get the aid from other sources.
How can you reach us?
For campaign inquiries:
- +60173755420 Shankar
- +601115972878 Lili
For media inquiries:
Updated table of donations and disbursements