Established in April 2009, MyKasih Foundation is a charity organisation founded by Tan Sri Dr Ngau Boon Keat, and his wife, Puan Sri Jean Ngau, to help low-income families through food aid and education, regardless of race, religion or descent.
The MyKasih programme drives welfare distribution with a technological difference. The MyKasih ‘Love My Neighbourhood’ food aid programme and the MyKasih ‘Love My School’ student bursary programme run on an efficient cashless payment system developed by DIV Services Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of DIALOG Group Berhad. The system uses a patent-pending proprietary chip technology of the MyKad (the Malaysian national identity card) to disburse aid to targeted beneficiaries.
MyKasih aid recipients have the means to shop, select and pay for essential items at designated outlets using their MyKad, or a designated MyKasih smartcard, as a payment instrument.
Through its integrated programmes, the MyKasih Foundation aims to enable underprivileged families achieve more independence and give their children a chance to break out of the cycle of poverty. We do not just give aid on an ad-hoc basis. Instead, we make a long-term commitment to empower the people through education and training in important life skills.
MKF fulfils its vision and mission through a series of coordinated and interlinked programmes that ensure dependable and high quality delivery of services and support to recipients, consistent with the desires and wishes of donors.
MyKasih relies entirely on donations from the public and corporate bodies, which are tax-exempted, to fund the above welfare programmes.