Thursday, 14 May 2009


My little sweetie brought home a flyer yesterday, about a Charity Carnival to be held in her school, Kinderland Subang Jaya, this coming 30th May 2009. It is a Saturday, and is from 9am to 2pm.

What attracted me about this Carnival was that the proceeds from this Charity Carnival will be channeled to Rumah Solehah, a halfway home for women and children with HIV/AIDS.

The Islamic Medical Association Malaysia, comprising of Muslim doctors, nurses, paramedics and medical students, established a halfway house called 'Rumah Solehah' for HIV positive women and children in June 1998. It aims to provide assistance and temporary shelter for HIV positive women who have been abandoned by their families.

With the inevitable surplus of HIV/AIDS infected or affected children and orphans, Rumah Solehah ("RS") opened their home to the first HIV child in 2001. Since then over 50 children have been cared for in RS. RS gets referrals from all over the country, from doctors, the welfare homes, Pengasih and the Malaysian Aids Council. Currently there are 22 children in RS.

A second home was opened in 2004 to cater for the increasing number of children. They have taken on board a most challenging task to address not only the daily sustenance of these children but also their educational needs and to ensure their optimal physical, emotional, spiritual and cognitive development. A TALL ORDER BY ANY STANDARDS!!!

Whilst many have failed, Rumah Solehah is now into her 8th year of operations. RS continues to attract visitors nationwide as well as worldwide, as a model of a dedicated HIV/AIDS institution:

a. that has expanded from a shelter home for women to now addressing the needs of children with HIV/AIDS;
b. that has seen her residents "graduated" to be with their families and the wider society and some of the children have been accepted by their families/extended family members or fostered/adopted;
c. that has laid out concrete plans for their institution's viability, financially and human resource wise;
d. that has remained within the fraternity of the Malaysian AIDS Council and her election into the executive committee in 2004 further reinforces this resolve of sharing, caring and learning.

Additional Information on Rumah Solehah:

Chairperson : Dr. Musa Mohd. Nordin
012 3200564
Director : Dr. Saadiah Sulaiman
019 2053122
Supervisor : Puan Wan Hava
Cik Lezana Lily
Committee Members : Matron Fadhilah
Dr. Kamarul
(Paediatric Infectious Disease Specialist)

Address :

3 Jalan Makmur 3
Bandar Tun Razak
Kuala Lumpur 56000
Contact No. : 03-91721533 or 03-91737373

Donations : Payable to
Kindly write PPIM RUMAH SOLEHAH at the back of the cheque. All your donations are tax exempted.

Before you write the cheque, if you have the time, do support this coming Charity Carnival organised by Kinderland Subang Jaya. You can do so by purchasing Carnival Coupons from the kindergarten that can be used during the Carnival (It is at RM20.00 per booklet of 10pcs) on 30th May 2009. You may contact Ms Loh, the Kindergarten Principal or Cik Rosa, the Kindergarten Administrator at the following contacts to purchase these coupons.

Kinderland Subang Jaya
Lot 43182 & 46085, Jalan USJ 11/4P
47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Tel : 03-5632 1053 / 012-381 1058 / 019-2325590
Fax : 03-56321805016
Date / Time : 30 May 2009 (Saturday 9am to 2pm)

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