Ar-Ridwani Home for Orphans and the Poor at Manjoi were visited by Lions Club of Ipoh Host on February 9 recently, as part of the club’s act to serve more for the community.
Joining the Lion’s Club of Ipoh Host were Ave Maria’s, Sam Tet’s and Anderson’s Leo Club where the students and the club members cleaned the compound and painted motivational murals at the house. While Lions Club’s goal has always been to serve, it is also important for them to have the youth joining them.
“Instead of just sitting at home and playing video games, we believe that it is important for the young generation to join volunteerism. This will expose them to the less fortunate and needy kids,” said Emily Kong, the president of Lions Club of Ipoh Host.
During the affair, the kids were also treated with lunch cooked and served by Lions Club. One of the youth at Ar-Ridwani, Muhammad Zafiq Ikhwan Zainal received a hefty RM1000 from Lions Club to help him with his studies.
“I am currently in my second year of my bachelor in Mechanical Engineering at Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UMP). I am very grateful for the donation and will definitely put it to good use,” said Zyafiq. Lions Club also donated RM1500 to the home.
There are currently 30 residents staying at Ar-Ridwani. Although the house is well kept and has been receiving dry groceries such as sugar and oil, they are in dire need of cash for bills and buying wet groceries. The home is located at 22-22A, Jalan Manjoi, Taman Pari, 30100 Ipoh and can be contacted at 016 562 1295.