Homes receive food during MCO


  • Metro News
  • Thursday, 07 May 2020

Gardening is one of the activities enjoyed by the children of Vision Home Ipoh.

SEVERAL children’s homes in Ipoh are grateful that people have not forgotten them during the movement control order (MCO) period.

Ipoh Precious Gift Orphanage society chairman G. Leena Anthony said the home was never short of food.

“There are kind people providing us with fresh and dry food in bulk.

“There is also a group of farmers from Cameron Highlands who have been providing us with fresh vegetables,” she said, adding that there were 13 boys staying at the home.

Leena said the home was blessed with so many caring people.

She also helps guide the children with their schoolwork during the MCO as teachers were sending them material through online platforms.

Vision Home Ipoh manager Pastor Asher Amos also said he was grateful for kind donors who deliver fresh and dry food to the home regularly.

Children  from Vision Home Ipoh doing their schoolwork online.Children from Vision Home Ipoh doing their schoolwork online.

He said sometimes, people shopped online for groceries on behalf of the home.

“The hypermarket staff then deliver the goods here,” he added.

Asher, however, said with 30 children aged between seven and 17, the home was finding it difficult to enable all of them to do their schoolwork online.

“Firstly, we do not have that many electronic gadgets for them to complete their work and the Internet connection is quite slow.

“Printing a lot of pages for the children can also be very costly.

“So for the moment, we do what we can and we have made that known to the teachers as well,” he added.

Asher said to keep the children busy, the home delegated tasks such as gardening, baking and cooking.

Rumah Anak Yatim Nurul Iman secretary Norazilah Ahmad Mazlan said during Ramadan, a lot of people provided cooked food for the children to break fast.

She added that fresh and dry food were also given by generous donors.

“There are 20 boys and girls staying in the home and we have people bringing packed food for us to break fast almost daily.

“Food-wise we are doing okay, but we still need to pay utility bills monthly and cash flow is always a concern,” she added.

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