Wednesday, June 6, 2012

MOW FOOD BANK - Visit to Sinthamani Divine Life Ashram – Sunday, 1 July 2012

We are heading to the Sinthamani Divine Life Ashram in Jinjang Utara – KL next! Join us in making a difference to the lives of the children there.

Day/date: Sunday, 1 July 2012
Time: 10.30am to 2.00pm
Venue: Sinthamani Divine Life Ashram – No.1112, Laluan Block J50, Lorong 5/16D,
Kawasan A, Rumah Panjang, Jinjang Utara 52000 Kuala Lumpur  

10.30am           Gather at Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre
10.45am           Meet and greet session with volunteers
11.00am           Short morning prayers
11.15am           Depart to Sinthamani Divine Life Ashram
11.45pm           Arrive and serve lunch
12.45pm           Ice-breaking, mingling session and games/activities
2.00pm             Ends

About Sinthamani Divine Life Ashram
At the tender age of 17, Praveen’s life took a turn when he chanced upon a little boy eating out of a garbage bin where he was having supper with his friend at Banting. He was so moved that he vowed to dedicate his entire life in helping the starving and troubled children who crossed his path after that. The Sinthamani Ashram was subsequently established in 2001 to provide needy and underprivileged children a peaceful and a safe environment home where they can be educated and learn values ranging from fraternity, solidarity and eventually independence.

Located on a temple land, the Ashram’s first home was Praveen’s home inherited from his grandfather. It began with 4-5 children from the streets and broken families. Soon, the number grew and they moved to a rented, shabby wooden house at a monthly rental of RM150 in Jinjang Utara.

The beginning
A few years later
Current look of the home

With the help of the public, a lot of upgrading was done ever since. There were no proper toilet facilities with their exiting toilet was a distance from the main house. In 2002, with the help of good Samaritans and Praveen’s savings, they renovated the Ashram.  

Old kitchen

New kitchen

Old bathroom

New bathroom

Previous dormitory for boys

Current dormitory for boys

Old dining hall

New dining hall

Old study hall

New study hall

The Ashram currently houses 49 children with the youngest aged 2.5 years and oldest 21 years old. There are also 4 single mothers who assist with the children’s daily needs, cooking, cleaning etc. as well as 3 aged folks. The monthly expenses to run the Ashram cost around RM15,000 per month to provide meals, education, transport, groceries and toiletries, medical, optical and other miscellaneous needs to the residents.

The Founder, Praveen (seated centre) with the children and residents of Sinthamani Ashram
Keen to help? Stay tuned for the Ashram's wishlist and event updates soon!

Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre
21, Jalan Penchala
46000 Petaling Jaya
Tel : +603-7784 9002
Fax : +603 -7784 8002
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