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.”