Members of Kechara Buddhist Association spent a weekend painting the compound walls and cleaning the fish pond in the garden of Joyful Home which is a shelter for the abused, abandoned, orphans and under-privileged children in Jalan Ghazali Jawi, Greentown. The children were given school bags and held a drawing session. The members had lunch with the children.
Wun Wai Meng, Head of Study Group of the Association, said that instead of just giving donations they wanted to spend time with the children and make them know that they are part of society. The members will be visiting the home regularly.
Irene Morris who runs the home informed that the home was started in 2004 and there are 18 children, boys and girls, between the ages of five to sixteen and except for one, the rest are schooling. There is a full time cook and the home is maintained by the children. She runs the home with donations received from friends and well-wishers. She believes that God meets her needs and when she is short of funds someone turns up with a donation.
Those wishing to donate can contact Irene 016-5463089.