When it was pouring in December last year, Chandra Arjun and friends were monitoring social media for the inevitable aftermath – homes devastated by sludge and muck.
The goal was to help clean up and collect rubbish and other waste to alleviate the burden of those affected by floods, the mission of Cuci Malaysia, an NGO Chandra manages as president.
“We began by contacting local councils and municipalities to gain insight into what was happening on the ground.
“Then we set up a Google Form, asked users on Telegram and Twitter to find folks that needed help,” Chandra says.
Once the public reaches out, Cuci Malaysia looks at how it can help those in need based on its network of volunteers.