Reformed addicts help needy children


PUCHONG: One does not often find reformed drug addicts and underprivileged children spending time together but this was exactly what happened yesterday at Tesco Puchong. 

As part of its Drug Rehabilitation Assistance Programme (DRAP), Mercy Malaysia played host to 47 underprivileged children for a Hari Raya shopping trip and buka puasa feast, with the help of 20 reformed addicts apart from the charity organisation’s 15 volunteers. 

For the ice-breaking session, a colouring competition was held for the children, and the reformed addicts aided them. 

During their shopping trip the children bought clothing for the coming Hari Raya, among other things. 

After that, they were treated to a buka puasa feast. 

According to Mercy Malaysia exco member and DRAP head Dr Ahmad Faizal Mohd Perdaus, aside from benefiting the children, the event was also part of a long-term programme for the reformed addicts to help them gain more confidence in themselves through interaction. 

The buka puasa feast was sponsored by Tesco Stores (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and the shopping trip was sponsored by individual donors.  

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