The SEED Drop-in Centre gets a faceliftEnlarge image (© German Embassy)
Thanks to the generous donation from the German Embassy’s small project fund, the SEED Foundation was able to spruce up their drop-in centre in the underprivileged Chow Kit area of Kuala Lumpur. Ambassador Holger Michael recently paid a visit to the centre and commended the visible improvements.
The centre got a fresh layer of paint, enhanced security features and new equipment for training and office use. Even the kitchen and washroom facilities were upgraded. And to start generate some income, a small snow ice business will be up and running soon Enlarge image (© German Embassy)
The SEED Centre in Chow Kit is a place for the homeless, people affected with HIV and transgenders. There they take shelter, get some rest and receive some sustenance. The social workers also provide basic health care, counselling and organize skills training. SEED is a community based organization, run by the community for the community. It fully depends on public funding and donations. Their motto is: Nobody Gets Left Behind.
During the visit on 13 October 2016, Ambassador Holger Michael was given a tour of the facilities, after which he had a lively discussion with Ms. Nisha Ayub. Ms. Nisha is a transgender rights activist and co-founder of SEED Foundation. She recently received the prestigious International Women of Courage Award from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
The Embassy disposes of an annual budget for the promotion of small development projects, called the Small Project Fund. For further information, please contact the Economic Affairs Department.