Last wednesday, 25th January 2012, My awesome team and I were ask by our team leader Marian Chua to help out with some charity work. It was a lunch for the homeless which was sponsored by her and her family, followed by a give-away donation for the Asrama Cahaya.
We left our houses bright and early at about 9.30am, headed down to St.Johns Cathedral to cook for the homeless people!!!We got down to cutting the veggies, and frying chicken and serving them meehoon with some awesome fried chicken, and since it's Chinese New Year , we gave them mandarin oranges!!
Me and Rachel Hung
In my previous entry you can read about feeding the homeless, but this time I would like to share with you the story of Asrama Cahaya. Asrama Cahaya is situated in Convent Bukit Nanas school. The home is more then a 150 years old. This home took in female orphans who were left during the war and random people leaving their child at their gate. The home was run and still is being run by nun's. They would take the children in, care for them, and they were old enough to work or if they have found their families, they will let free to go.
But what happens to the one's with disabilities?What happens to the one's with no families?
A very good question indeed. Asrama Cahaya had officially stopped taking in children in the late 60's. This is due to the fact, back in the days, there weren't many homes for orphans around and the very few that existed were run my missionaries. People took it as an outlet to dump their child with disabilities there, either because they did not have the funds to support a child with disabilities or they weren't responsible enough.
Okay, so they don't take in anymore people, what happened to the existing one's??
|Aunty BYE BYE:)|
Haaaaaa!!! The photos that you will see from here on is them! They grew old in the hand and care of the nun's. Currently there are 35 of the residing there. The home is huge! I must say. There are 4 nun's and 6 helpers to care for the ladies. They are very friendly and they love taking photos.
We gave out bags filled with chocolate milk,crackers,oranges,jelly and cream crackers to each one of them.
|Me and Delores.|
|Rachel and aunty.|
|Felicia and aunty SMILEY!!|
|Francis and some aunties|
|They loved being photographed!!!|
So that's them!! Aren't they cute?? I find old people charming and cuddly and awesome!
It is compulsory that everyone showers twice a day for those who are able to walk and are independent.And for those who are bedridden, they will be wiped down or showered once a day.
This is where they dry their laundry.
The medical room is where they keep the medications that will be given out to the patients during breakfast and dinner.
|Arts & Crafts Room|
Some of their pieces.
Details of Asrama Cahaya:-
Address: Asrama Cahaya, Infant Jesus Convent, Rumah Wanita Cacat, Jalan Bukit Nanas, 50250
Tel No.: (603) 20780736
Fax No.: (603) 20783904
Year Founded: 1911
Contact Person: Sr. Stephanie Samy
Operating Hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm (Monday-Friday), 9.00am - 1.00pm (Saturday)
Age Group Served: Above 47 years oldTypes of disabilities Served: All Disabilities
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