The core work of the Malaysian Christian Association for Relief (Malaysian CARE) is with Orang Asli communities. Ladang Care is a 15-acre farm started in 2007 where research, demonstrations and training on sustainable agriculture is conducted. The construction of new facilities in Ladang Care, which started early this year, is now more than midway to completion. Malaysian CARE are currently working with 31 villages.
They are constructing buildings: two family blocks, one male dormitory block and one female dormitory block and one community block to increase classroom and lodging facilities so that they can train more people. The expansion includes a new community education development centre for indigenous education for Orang Asli children.
Malaysian CARE has raised RM1.3 million through various fundraising efforts and contributions from faithful donors. There is still a shortfall of RM500,000. They are appealing for contributions toward this work through sponsorship or advertisement in the Souvenir Programme for Ladang Care Open Day & Thanksgiving Celebration on October 22 (see flyer announcement on the side of this page).
Ladang Care Open Day & Thanksgiving Celebration on October 22 (Saturday), 10am to 2pm at Ladang Care, Chenderiang, Perak. Live performances, music, OA games competition, prizes, game booths and food galore. Shuttle service from Pusat Latihan Khidmat Negara, Kem Sentosa (GPS 4.310083, 101.232556) provided. For coupons and information, contact: Nicholas Perera (Klang Valley) 03 9058 2102 ext. 504 or Stanley Lim (Kinta Valley) 012 588 1925. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.