My Book, My Pal Programme


In conjunction with its first anniversary, Mother Teresa’s Reading Shelter launched ‘My Book, My Pal Programme’ to encourage children to read.

Rev. Fr. Bernard Paul, Parish Priest of Our Lady of Lourdes, who launched the programme, wished it success.

Director of the Shelter, Dr. J. Anantham, said that children would be encouraged to borrow books from the public libraries or the shelter and write a brief composition or give a talk about the book they have read.

Dr. Anantham informed that the shelter conducts My School Programme and 3R Classes for underprivileged children and those who do not have birth certificates. Currently, the shelter cannot take in more students because of a shortage of teachers.

He requested for volunteers, especially retired teachers and senior citizens, to render their services. The shelter also needs funds to cover operating costs.

Contact the Shelter at: 05-2410751; email:; or drop by: 112 Persiaran Sg Pari 19, Buntong Dua, 30100 Ipoh.

A. Jeyaraj