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Dr Inah Ja Abd Jalil, 28 HBB project di­rec­tor

“HBB trains me to think crit­i­cally and be cre­ative in man­ag­ing the scarce re­sources avail­able to de­liver qual­ity ser­vices at the low­est price.

“Be­ing the only full-time HBB staff, it is re­ally tough yet I’m grate­ful be­cause the work al­lows me to meet many vol­un­teers. They add colour to my life as they make vol­un­teer­ing so pure and fun.”

Dr Izza Arsyika Ab­dul Rahim, 29 HBB sec­re­tary

“HBB makes me re­alise that it takes a lot to get the world to pay at­ten­tion to a bunch of young doc­tors and ac­coun­tants hop­ing to make a dif­fer­ence to the un­der­priv­i­leged. In the be­gin­ning, we did not have enough money to even set up a booth to pro­mote our cause. Our fam­i­lies were wor­ried that we would be dis­tracted from our stud­ies and ca­reers, and we had to en­dure cyn­i­cal re­marks from other Malaysians who did not be­lieve in our cause.

“But, to see it progress to where we are now has been such an achieve­ment. And the ex­pe­ri­ence of work­ing with the less for­tu­nate just hum­bles me and takes away the stress from my nor­mal rou­tine.”

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