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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Blogging For A Cause - Shan's Childrens' Home

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
The 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.

2. Donation
The 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.

Contact Information:
Penang Shan Children’s Home Association
679-D, Jalan Mount Erskine, Tanjung Tokong, 10470 Pulau Pinang
Tel: 04-2292186 / 016-4127711
Fax: 04-2292186
Email: shanchildrenhomepg@yahoo.com

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