Doing its part during the season of giving, Fairview International School (FIS) raised RM10,000 for Batu Gajah-based Rumah Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Cacat (RKKC), a welfare home for the physically handicapped.
The centre currently hosts 46 individuals with special needs between the ages of 14 to 63. They suffer from cerebral palsy, hip dislocation, mental retardation, speech disabilities and autism. Some are from single-parent families.
Acting Head of FIS, Michele Lum said RKKC was picked as the school’s recipient because the home cares for these individuals by imparting practical life skills and knowledge to them. “Our objective is to bring cheers to these occupants as they are often neglected,” she told Ipoh Echo.
“The center is in dire need of household items such as kitchen utensils and sofa cover sets, as well as money to pay for their utilities. Our students sold pastries and cookies as well as handmade T-shirts and tote bags during break time. They organised a “Hang-Your-Wish-On-The-Christmas-Tree” project where wishing cards were sold at RM2 to RM3 each,” she added.
Caretaker Esther, 20, said the occupants of the home could look forward to a brighter new year with the monetary donation by the school. Expressing her gratitude, she said, “Somehow we have individuals and corporations who willingly help us in our moments of need. We’re grateful for their generosity.”