Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
- Cleanliness - Is there rubbish piling at the compound, kitchen or living room?
- No. of people staying there - By looking at the shoes, we can sometimes tell how many people would occupied the house (commonly, students' house would consist not only the occupant; at times their "other" friends as well). This would sometimes make the house quite noisy or "crowded"
- House rules - Some landlords has very strict rules; no cooking, no pets, extra charge for bringing a computer/laptop, etc...etc...
- Rent policies - If you are renting a room rather than a house, it will be pretty straight-forward on the payment and deposit. But if you rent a house, usually you would need to sign a one-year or two-year contract. Watch out for maintenance clause, i.e. when anything broke down, be it the water pipe, kitchen tap, lock, toilet flush etc.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
What you can do to help
Sign up as volunteers
There are three categories of volunteers: Behind-the-scene volunteers who label and tag each piece of craftwork; frontliners who man the stalls and interact with customers during sale events; and volunteers who help transport the craftwork from villages to Gerai's "office" or to pick up the craftwork from office to sale locations. Volunteers have to cover petrol or car maintenance costs.
Offer rent-free spaces
Gerai relies on event organisers, government agencies or private companies to offer rent-free spaces for its stalls.
Contribute to Gerai OA's Medical Fund
Set up in 2007, the tabung ubat accepts contributions for medical supplies like paracetamol, bandages and ointments that are donated to the artisans Gerai work with. For a detailed list, check Gerai OA's facebook.
Donate food or household essentials
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