Mastura Rashid, founder of the Nasi Lemak Project, was honored on September 29 during the second annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards in Louisville, Kentucky. The event was created to celebrate people from around the world who are making a difference in their communities and beyond. In addition to awards given to seasoned humanitarians, six young people, 30 years and younger, were honored with awards for each of Muhammad Ali’s Six Core Principles: Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect, and Spirituality. Mastura received the Spirituality Award.
Mastura is the founder and project manager of the Nasi Lemak Project, a community service project she initiated in 2011. The Nasi Lemak Project is an independent movement to counter urban poverty in Malaysia that focuses on three main areas: feeding program, education, and rendering assistance. The Nasi Lemak Project received funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Special Representative for Muslim Communities, under the Generation Change program.