Tuesday, 5 March 2013
Penang Shan Children’s Home
This will be my last story on a Corporate Social Responsibility programme that was undertaken by several businesses in Penang recently. The businesses that participate were Crowdpot Sdn Bhd (the event organiser), Ninetology Malaysia, the SUBWAY® branches at Suntech, iAvenue and Leith Street, Chatime Malaysia, Langkawi Saga Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd and Alextan Artworks. There were also several bloggers and the general public that tagged along on the visits to three orphanages in Penang.
I had already written previously about the visits to The Ramakrishna Ashrama and the Children's Protection Society, helping a friend publicise about these noble events. Today's entry is on their visit to the Penang Shan Children’s Home (PSCH) in Mt Erskine Road, Tanjung Tokong, Penang, to distribute food, beverages and gadgets. Now, this Home is located a bit off the beaten track. In order to go there, one needs to turn into the lane that takes people to the Cheah Cemetery. Go beyond the vast tract of cemetery land and head towards the Bodhi Heart Buddhist Sanctuary. The Penang Shan Children's home is right next to the Sanctuary.
Is it possible for you to help Penang Shan Children’s Home Association. Yes, through their Adopt-A-Child programme. The average monthly expenditure per child amounts to RM400 which includes lodging, education, meals, transportation and pocket money. Interested members of the public can contact the home. And yes, through your kind donations too. The Home depends solely on donations to meet the relatively high running costs. They would be very grateful to members of the public or private companies that can contribute a one-off or monthly fixed donation. Interested entities can contact the PSCH directly at 679-D Mt Erskine Road, Tanjung Tokong, 10470 Penang (tel: 04-2292186, fax: 04-2292186 or at firstname.lastname@example.org).