In a philanthropic exercise, not only by businesses who wish to execute their Corporate Scial Responsibility, about 40 bloggers and members of the public recently visited the Penang Shan Children’s Home Association to distribute food, beverages and gadgets, sponsored by various commercial entities.
The event was organised by Crowdpot Sdn Bhd,
and was made possible by Ninetology Malaysia, SUBWAY® (Suntech, iAvenue, & Leith Street
branches), Chatime Malaysia, Langkawi Saga Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd.
and Alextan Artworks.
Penang Shan Children’s Home (PSCH)
began as a dream and initiative of Dr. S Balakrishnan in the year 2005.
This is a non-religious and a non-profit, non-governmental organization
catering to the needs of orphans, neglected children, dysfunctional
families and single parents. The home was built and officially launched
on 14th December 2008 by Madam Chan Siew Har.
PSCH’s mission is to
maximize the attractive opportunities that are stored in the children;
to make something happen; to change the way things are and to
create something that no one else has ever created before for the
children, to explore for opportunities, to provide guidance and course
correction, maintaining focus on being consistent and persistent.
Their short term
objective is to provide all the children with a safe and supportive
environment. The focus will be on the development of physical, mental,
emotional, educational, social and recreational skills that will create
awareness to structure and mould the child’s future. The longer term
development includes the options that are available for the child’s
future, supporting them to complete their education, preferably until university. For those who are unable to complete the basic
education, they would be trained in developing their skills in training centers. Through home visits and working with
parents, they would like to ensure that eventually the child is reunited
with his/her family thus becoming the backbone of the family.
How to help Penang Shan Children’s Home Association?
1. Adopt-A-Child Program
average monthly expenditure per child amounts to RM400. This includes
lodging, education, meals, transportation and pocket money. Interested
members of the public can contact the home.
home solely depends on donation to meet the relatively high running
cost. They would be very grateful members of the public or private
companies can step forward to contribute a one-off or monthly fixed
donation. Interested entity can contact the home.
Penang Shan Children’s Home Association
679-D, Jalan Mount Erskine, Tanjung Tokong, 10470 Pulau Pinang
Tel: 04-2292186 / 016-4127711