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Web app to volunteer and request for PPE, food aid

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Web app to volunteer and request for PPE, food aid

KUCHING: Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) through its Makers community “#JagaSamaDirik community” has established a web application aimed at managing requests for personal protective equipment (PPE), food assistance and volunteerism.

SMA in a statement yesterday mentioned the #JagaSamaDirik community is now driving the initiative to help the frontliners in fighting Covid-19 and unfortunate families who are affected by the movement Control Order (MCO).

“As MCO extends, the #JagaSamaDirik community has established a web app aimed at hospitals to enable them to make PPE requests, to unfortunate families to request for food and to Sarawakians to volunteer their time and expertise to help in this initiative.

“The wishlist for food donation includes rice (5 or 10kg), cooking oil, instant noodles, infant/toddler milk formula, canned food, diapers, salt and sugar. As for the PPEs, the types sought are 3D printed face shields, disposable face shields, N95 Masks and transparent A4 sheets,” it said.

In this regard, SMA has allowed #JagaSamaDirik community to operate at one of SMA Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) in the Kuching area called the SMA Creative Heritage Innovation Centre (CHIC), located at Bangunan Yayasan Sarawak.

At the same time, SMA general manager Dr Zaidi Razak applauded the initiatives by the #JagaSamaDirik Community and also other communities who have banded together to help out during these unprecedented times.

“Our well-equipped Innovation Hub has helped to produce the face shields and also act as a temporary collection centre for the donated items. I am glad that the DIH can be put to good use by the community in helping the State get through the pandemic,” he said.

To get in touch and contribute to the community, please contact Mr Kenneth at [email protected] or visit their website at https://www.jagasamadirik.org

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