Went to Sinthamani Divine Life Ashram today with Vivian and Aaron; her college mate from
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
Sweet mother and child, Brenda and Sasha
Little Myra was sleeping in the room.
(Blessed are those who give, Thank You so much Brenda!)
They are little more equipped now with books
A banner made for Praveendran by some senior boys
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