Anglican Care & REACH head to the hills & jungles of the Malaysian Highlands to REACH out to the Orang Asli !
The REACH Team, made up of medical professionals and volunteers led by Bishop Charles Samuels, has recently returned from yet another field trip via the Cameron Highlands to Pos Pulat via Gua Musang.
On this occasion the Team were invited into an Orang Asli Kampong with a specialised delivery of medical supplies for the residents of Pos Pulat, which included dental care training, essential medical checks such as blood pressure, diabetes and general health checks for all, including babies and the elderly.
Volunteers not only taught the kids how to brush their teeth but also how to use the donated hoola-hoops and soccer balls as well !
The local hall was used as our HQ for the duration of our visit and the local Long House used as a dining area. A first day of travel and hard work by the Team was capped off with a sumptuous dinner which included Local delicacies of bamboo steamed locally caught wild boar, BBQ boar ribs and a variety of curried chicken dishes served with rice steamed in banana leaves. A much appreciated real treat!
In addition to a variety of balloon figures, Bishop Samuels presented to the Leaders of the Local “Orang Asli” Community, a cash donation and presented a huge quantity of lovely toys kindly donated by RAAF Officers in Butterworth.
We, the Medical Staff, Volunteers and Leaders have returned to our respective homes now with fond memories of these wonderful Orang Asli Peoples firmly etched in our Memories. It was an Honor & a Privilege to meet them.
May God Bless Them !!
Written by Michael Wevers