To date, IOJ has over 60,000 registered volunteers, served more than 15,000 meals to the underprivileged children as well as the homeless in Chow Kit, and 50 cases of underprivileged children being actively managed.
Good Health and Well-Being : The student-volunteers encourage the underprivileged children and homeless people to wash before eating and practice a healthy lifestyle, while reinforcing that behavior among themselves.
Quality Education: JOM BEKPES has a sister-programme, JOM CARING, where some of the same underprivileged children are ‘adopted’ by committees from the universities and colleges that have taken part in JOM BEKPES. For a period of one year, the committees oversee the children’s education and report back to IOJ on their progress.
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Through its campaigns, including JOM BEKPES, IOJ instils the values of the late Dato’ Seri Onn Ja’afar which includes unity among Malaysia’s many ethnic groups and religions for the benefit of Malaysia as a whole and the less fortunate in particular. JOM BEKPES volunteers come together, crossing various ethnic and religious lines, to help underprivileged children and homeless people who are also from different ethnic and religious groups.
Partnerships For the Goals: JOM BEKPES is carried out through partnerships with government departments at the district and federal levels including the Education Ministry of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur City Hall and Federal Territories Ministry of Malaysia among others. Internationally, the United States Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, the United States Navy and the United States State Department have also taken part in a special session of the JOM BEKPES campaign.
More often and importantly, the private sector sponsors provides the financial support while 62 private and public institutions of higher learning provide the manpower necessary to serve so many people on a weekly basis.