Upon arrival at Surau Kampung Sungai Rual around 11.50am, most of the villagers had gone home for lunch as it was nearly noon. We arrived at sungai Rual much later due to some unexpected problems, we were supposed to arrive at 10.30am
where our charity work took place.
where a family of orang asli resides in.
community in Kampung Sungai Rual
We chatted with a few of the villagers, including Salim, who acted as a spokesman for the Orang Asli community Kampung Sungai Rual. They gave us some background information about their village. Most of them are muslims and fluent in kelantanese dialect. Some women tended to the kids while the men were out working as a labors in rubber and palm oil plantation to boost their income.
The settlement is equipped with treated water and electricity supply, community hall, surau and a primary school, Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Rual. Their life has changed a lot compared to the years before. Their community is no longer isolated from the current development. Speaking on behalf of the villagers, Salim sincerely hope the government continues to help their children to succeed in their studies so that they are not left far behind.
of Orang Asli community at the end of the event