The Remote Year group I am traveling with is called Kublai and our slogan is Conquer with Love. That is what we aim to do. While we have many interests of beaches, temples, history etc. we all spend time doing good in the communities we visit. Here are a few of the amazing things we have been lucky enough to be a part of.
Feeding the homeless in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Pit Stop cafe is a restaurant where all of the food made for the homeless is made from scratch. You can also go there for lunch and the proceeds go back into the food for the homeless. Malaysia doesn’t recognize the amount of homeless people there so it is so hard for them to get funding and support. Many of the Remote’s helped with marketing, social media, their website and helping serve food. I created a sponsorship prospectus so they had something to provide for corporate sponsorship since government funding is so limited.
Charity Events in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Because it is a communist government and sex trafficking is a major problem here, there aren’t as many volunteer options where you can show up and help. Many of the orphanages have a lot of restrictions. The Kublai positive impact committee decided to have a silent auction at one of our events. We would offer a cooked meal, a LinkedIn class, dance class, coding class etc. and someone else from our group could bid on it and the money would go to a charity there. I donated a LinkedIn training class or a home cooked meal. Since we are always going out to eat, they picked the home cooked meal.
Donating blood in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
In Cambodia, only 4 out of 1,000 people donate blood because they are afraid it will affect their health. Cambodia, being one of the poorest countries in the world and many mothers and children die every year, they really need our blood. It takes 5 minutes and you are almost immediately saving 1-3 lives. We saved 18 lives in just one day. People were rushing in to get the blood as we were donating.
Having the best time with kids at Tiny Toones in Phnom Penh, Cambodia