Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Sinthamani Divine Life Ashram

Went to Sinthamani Divine Life Ashram today with Vivian and Aaron; her college mate from Mission College, Thailand.

The trip was to deliver the donations raised by Brenda Ang (Baby Sasha N Mom) and her friends and also to find out more about the home and its current state of development.

First of all, bravo to Brenda who tirelessly went round to collect three bags full of useable household items, clothing and toys and also collected cash donations that came up to a total of RM800.00. I would say this is a great result of two weeks of effort. We did exchange some of our experiences and “hard time stories” speaking of fund raising and charity work. All in all, we have concluded that it is fulfilling to be able to help the needy. We will meet again Brenda, right?

Back to Sinthamani Home. Had a very good chat with Thila, one of the caretakers in the absent of Praveendran. She related to me how they had suffered on those days seeking help in vain and those pleas fell into deaf ears as compared to now the assistance came pouring in ever since the emails started circulating around. They have been receiving visitors with loads of donations and volunteers who came to provide help. This is the Power of INTERNET!

Most importantly was that the MIC has come in to offer the re-building of the home with proper planning and structures. In another six months time, they will have a place planned with dormitories, halls that provide space for study, dining, library and computers.

With a properly constructed home, they will then be able to obtain certification from Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat to run a full fledged orphanage.

Thila pleaded for more help to equip the home upon completion of the building which is targeted in six months’ time. We will definitely come back again. Stay tune folks…

Cousin to Praveendran, Pugeneswaran seen feeding little 2 months old Niveetha Sri

Volunteers of the day, Vivian and Aaron

Sweet mother and child, Brenda and Sasha

Little Myra was sleeping in the room.

(Blessed are those who give, Thank You so much Brenda!)

In the girls dorm

One of our future leaders could be from here

On behalf of Brenda and friends

The computers came in from kind donors recently

They are little more equipped now with books

The only toilet that serves 47 people daily while waiting for re-construction of the new ones

A kind Samaritan sent in a Container providing room for children to study

Groceries came in that can last for a while

A banner made for Praveendran by some senior boys

Aaron was our translator of the day

Pathma was the cuttest of all!

You will be greeted by this signboard at the main road leading into the long house

One for the album. Thila is seated on the right

Children studying in the container room

Names of Brenda's friends who contributed. Million Thanks!


Baby Sasha N Mom said...

Thanks so much dearie Jenny..:) U r the best!!!

I hope my used toys & clothes, and the cheque can help and lighten up the kids. I really feel heart ache when I see all the kids have to squueze in a small place and one toilet to share out among all.

I have more used clothes and shoes for kids from some friends. I will email you.

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Elaine Chan said...

my name is Elaine Chan...
a Mass Comm student of Taylor's College...
i'm currently doing a charity project with my
we're looking for orphanages
that really needs help financially or any
other volunteer work...
i read a few post of your blog and
thinking that maybe you can give me a
few addresses or contact information
where needs our help...
possibly within Selangor...
because there are very few orphanages
around in my area...
and the others are well-established...
you can e-mail me at:
Hope to hear from you soon!

Swiss Palma said...

Dear Elaine,

You may go to Hati Malaysia and find the orphanages around Selangor. Call them up and check it out. Most of the homes located at remote areas are the ones needing more attention.

Lochos Vestu said...

Kudos to this blog indeed!

Deva said...


I m new to this blog. Recently i have heard about this Sinthamin Dive Life Ashram and their need in my mail box. Somehow i got interest to visit this home or ashram and i want to the best as i could to help this lovely hearted children.

I m planing to adopt a child from them. Hopefully i got an positive answer from this home.

Any idea to whom can i talk about this matter in this home?

Pls give a guide.



Swiss Palma said...

Dear Deva,

Pls call Mr Praveedran at : 016-9046358. He will be happy to meet with you. Thank you for your help and may the almighty God Bless you always.