Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Berapa berat mata memandang berat lagi bahu yang memikul

Whenever I try telling people that there are a lot of people in this world who are in need of help, often, I will receive very lukewarm responses. Most of them will say that they are either not free or sometimes more ironically, they decline to help by joking about themselves needing help, referring to luxurious and material things, I guess, judging from their appearance and lifestyle.

Contributing an affordable sum of money, no matter how much for and spending a little time with those in need of love and affection will neither shorten one's life nor make one any poorer. In fact, it will enrich one's soul and inspiration.

Do you know that most of the homes in Malaysia do not receive sufficient funds from the Government to defray their day to day operational expenses? From paying medical to utility bills, transportation fuel charges to daily groceries and food purchases, most of the home expenses are supported largely by donation from kind hearted Samaritans.

In true spirit, I salute the founders and caretakers of these homes who devote their own time and money to set up these to help the and at the same time, working round the clock to raise funds, manage the homes' expenses and making sure that the children's welfare are not compromised by the many external challenges faced by these homes. Their worries never end. Who will like the job of caring for the handicappers? Not even these children's own parents I must say as this is the main reason for them ending up in these homes in the first place. This job really requires the person to have a "BIG HEART" as this is not just one, but many unfortunate children under one roof.

For that reason, ordinary people like us are encouraged to do our part, by sparing some time to visit those who eagerly await visitors and give some donation whether in cash or in kind to help ease off some of the homes' burdens. As the saying in Bahasa Malaysia goes: "Sikit-sikit, lama-lama menjadi bukit". In direct translation means: "Adding little by little and in time it will accumulate to become a mountain"

Similar to Mother Teresa's quote ~ "We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop".

I believe by lending a hand to help, a ear to listen and moment to share, it will not only help us to a achieve a more balanced life but also strengthen our mind, body and soul.

Please visit Taman Megah's and
Children's Home, a place that changed my perspective of life.

Cantact: Mr Baskin, Home Administrator No. 2, Jalan SS24/10, Taman Megah, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan. Tel No: 603- 78061143 Fax No: 603-78051484 E-mail: Website:

All donations are tax exempt (Ref: LHDN.01/35/42.51/179-6.4935) and they can be made payable to "PUSAT PENJAGAAN KANAK-KANAK CACAT TAMAN MEGAH" and you can either (a) send the donation the above address or (b) to bank-in your donation directly to the home's RHB BANK BHD Account No.: 26220500000121

Look out for this signage around the corner of SS24/10, Petaling Jaya

Children looking for partners to play games with them

London bridge is falling down...

These children are strapped to the specially designed chair as part of the therapy regime

A hug is all I want

Story telling time

Physio Therapist checking this boy's schedule with the help of a nurse

Assunta Hospital's nurses performing medical check-up

Don't worry, this is part of the therapy session to exercise his hands and legs

Fun time

I like Sundays, more uncle and aunties coming to see us!

Poor Patrick was picked up from the bush by the roadside of the home last month, abandoned by his parents

Can you imagine this bright little girl has holes in her heart too?

Buddies together

Such a warm cuddle

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