PKR Cherishe calls for more funding to support children’s homes

Ng (fourth left) together with other PKR Sarawak members handing over the presents to Cathy

KUCHING, Dec 22: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak Wanita secretary Cherishe Ng calls on the State government to allocate more funds to support orphanages and children’s homes in raising these innocent kids to lead a better and healthier life.

She emphasised that each and every orphan and underprivileged child deserve the care and love like all normal children from the society so that they can lead a normal life.

“The general public should also show greater concern for these vulnerable children by donating generously towards the charitable organisations.

“Children’s home plays an important role in upholding children’s rights which is part and parcel of Universal Human Rights,” she said in a press release today after spreading some Christmas cheer to the residents of Salvation Army Children’s Home with presents today.

Ng commended the Salvation Army for their dedication and contribution to the society by not only providing a home but also educational guidance to help children develop in a nurturing environment.

“Their (management, teachers and staff) love, care and sacrifices have earned the respect of the public and society in general,” she added.

Currently, the Salvation Army Children’s Home is home to 42 children with 38 of them are girls.

PKR Sarawak secretary Joshua Jabeng and wife, Kuching Branch chairman Dominique Ng, Stampin Branch chairman David Chow and Sibu Branch chairman Robert Lim were also present.

Due to the current pandemic which may pose a threat to children in close contact with outsiders, the gifts were received by the Home’s person-in-charge Captain Cathy Aloba on behalf of Salvation Army.