Opening of “Untold Stories of COVID-19” gallery exhibition by MRCS

March 25, 2022
Opening of “Untold Stories of COVID-19” gallery exhibition by MRCS

The Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) is opening their inaugural photo exhibition: RED Gallery “The Untold Stories,” that showcases MRCS’s mobile vaccination efforts for the undeserved community during COVID-19. The first of these vaccination initiatives was held outside main Vaccination Centres (PPVs) and focused on the bedridden and disabled (OKU) community. It then expanded to include the Orang Asli, migrants, asylum seekers, homeless communities, and adolescents across the nation. Over a period of eight months, MRCS – in collaboration with 40 other humanitarian organisations – has overseen a total of over 50,000 vaccinations.

The 3-day RED Gallery exhibition will run from 25th – 27th March, 10am – 8pm, at Rumah Tangsi, Kuala Lumpur.

The RED Gallery gives an intimate look at MRCS’ journey to provide essential care to the underserved communities through the lens of Malaysian volunteers and photographers Nazir Sufari, Ahmad Yusni, Azneal Ishak, Ahmad Zamzahuri, Miera Zulyana, Puah Sze Ning, Amy Ng, and Maryam Nasir.

In addition to photos from the vaccination drive, the RED Gallery has put together a web documentary, “Gotong-Royong Cucuk Vaksin”, that shares the stories of the many volunteers throughout the vaccination process, and has collaborated with Buy for Impact (BFI), who will be hosting a total of 27 vendors of the B40, local, and the migrant communities throughout the exhibition.

[BFI connects social enterprises together with the goal of achieving a future where every business in Malaysia would be inclusive, meaningful, and positive for society.]

“We’ve always operated with the mentality that no one is safe until everyone is safe – it’s important for us to ensure that no one gets left behind in our battle against COVID-19. Through the RED Gallery initiative, we wish to document Malaysia’s journey throughout the pandemic; to share the hardships and to show the underserved communities that we care,” said Her Highness Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz Binti Almarhum Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, MRCS National Chairperson.

The RED Gallery exhibition by MRCS is in collaboration and support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and travel solutions provider Agoda.

A link to a virtual tour of the RED Gallery by Novo Reperio, will be provided via MRCS’s Facebook page:

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