Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Help the Helpless - Persatuan Penjagaan Kanak-kanak Terencat Akal - Sepang

Established in 1990, the Handicapped and Mentally Disabled Children's Association of Johor was built by Mr. V. Rajamanikam and today it houses more than 215 children. 

The Handicapped and Mentally Disabled Children's Association provides facilities, health, education and support services to children and adults with down syndrome, spastic, cerebral palsy, hyperactivity and autism, orphans, and victims of abuse.

To date, the home has 6 branches in Malaysia, and the Sepang project will be its 7th. For the rest of the center's information, kindly click HERE.

The Sepang project is aimed to build a home in Selangor for mentally impaired children including an old folks home and orphanage, located at Mukim Tanjung 12, Daerah Kuala Langat, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

It started in 2009 with an enormous donation of RM3.3mil by the Lion-Parkson Foundation. The RM3.3mil comprises a cash donation of RM1.4mil to purchase a piece of land of 4.17 acres in Banting, Selangor and another RM1.9mil to build a home-cum-learning center for special children, under the first phase projected for completion in May 2011.

A subsequent construction of homes for mentally disabled children and an old folks and orphanage are planned for the second and third project phase respectively on an adjoining land. To date, the total cost estimation for the entire project is RM8mil.

Apart from the substantial support from the Lion-Parkson Foundation for the purchase of land and construction of buildings, the Handicapped and Mentally Disabled Children's Association of Sepang still needs help and donation from the general public to equip the home with furniture, medical equipment, support facilities and volunteers so that the children can move in, targeted in October/November, 2012.

Entrance Sign Board

Layout Plan

Main Entrance

Female Hostel

Male Hostel

Play Ground

Parking and Canteen

Interior of the Canteen which need to equip with 120pax seating 

A 4 Burner Stove is requested

Center - Tuan Haji Mohd Farid, Chairman
Right - Mr Jeevah Murugaiyah, Vice President

Mr Jeevah Murugaiyah

We came to visit the site at Sepang on 9th July, 2012 and met with the Chairman, Tuan Haji Mohd Farid, the Vice President, Mr Jeevah Murugaiyah and their team members.

Through the hour long touring and briefing by Mr Murugaiyah, we were given the understanding that the present urgent needs for the center is to help furnish the dining hall with tables and chairs as well as its kitchen with cooking equipment, freezer and fridge.  

For the dining hall, Mr Murugaiyah requested for normal food court type of fiberglass tables and chairs to sufficiently accommodate 120 pax; As for the kitchen, the Centre needs a 4-burner cooking stove, a freezer and a fridge.

The total cost for the above is estimated at RM20,000.00 and they need to be ready and available when the children move in by September, 2012.

So, my group of friends and comrade, let us get the ball rolling and engines ignited to do our best to help.

"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." ~ Mother Teresa

Contact and Address to the Handicapped and Mentally Disabled Children's Association of Sepang:

Lot 1648, Jalan Angkasa
Bandar Mahkota Banting
42700 Banting
Tel: 012-7761465 ( Mr Jeevah Murugaiyah)

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