Tamil Ilakkiya Ravichandran may be only 10, but the plight of COVID-19 patients has moved her so much, that she has started a "little" initiative to help them.

The Year Four pupil from Johor Bahru has been selling tiny dolls, which she had learned to make during Arts class in Standard 3, for RM5 each outside a petrol station in Nusa Bestari, and putting the proceeds inside a donation box for COVID-19 patients, reported The Star.

So far, the SJKT Taman Tun Aminah pupil, who wants to be a "doctor who takes care of children" when she grows up, has managed to collect a total of RM115.90.

According to her father Ravichandran, Tamil Ilakkiya has been so affected by stories about COVID-19 that she constantly reminds her family members to wear face masks and use hand sanitisers when they are out.

"She is a creative girl. She likes art and craft. So she decided to make dolls and sell them to friends and family members to raise the funds," Ravichandran told the daily. Both he and his wife are teachers.

According to him further, his daughter also always wants to help the needy.

To date, Johor is on the fourth place in the list of states with the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 14,539 cases and 56 deaths.

The country's coronavirus infections and death tally, meanwhile, has surpassed 169,379 and 630, respectively.

Such a noble effort by little Tamil Elakkiya indeed. If everyone had the compassion of the child, the burden suffered by the COVID-19 victims can be considerably reduced.

Source: The Star
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