“Enough kesian, be a doer”
Syed Azmi – Malaysian – Child Activist – PUAK Payongku (Persatuan Untuk Anak Kita)
SYED AZMI RECENTLY SPENT AN ENTIRE WEEK alone in his apartment. He went totally off the grid and was unreachable by any electronic means. The exercise was a need to understand how old people feel when living alone. In the bigger picture, the findings would help develop tools to teach the young about their responsibilities.
This is just one of the many community based projects that Syed Azmi is involved in at any one time. Perhaps his most visible project has been the “I Want To Touch A Dog” event in 2014. The event was never meant to provoke such anger from those who consider imposing their views on others as being their right. But the event was simply an event to help people overcome their fear of dogs.
He doesn’t believe in just feeling pity for those who need help most. After all, he said “Enough kesian, be a doer” when asked for a quote. It is not that he seeks attention. All he wants to do is make a difference in the lives of those who need help the most.
After years of working with other civil societies and organizations, Syed Azmin has established a new group whose mission is to fight for the rights of vulnerable kids below 18 years of age.