Ang said the single-storey wooden house has become cramped and a new building is urgently needed. Earlier fundraising activities managed to raise money for the purchase of a piece of land nearby and to prepare and submit plans for the construction of a permanent building. She stated that another RM400,000 is still needed towards the construction of the Home, adding that they hope to begin construction soon as the local council has now approved the plans.
School of Foundation and Liberal Studies dean Prof Mogana Dhamotharan, representing WOU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Wong Tat Meng, said that WOU is pleased to participate in this “great endeavour” in line with its corporate social responsibility.
Meanwhile Puan Sri Sue Dhanarajan, who is part of the organising team, displayed to the media her hand-made eco-friendly shopping bags, handbags and other items which she would be selling at the fair in aid of the Home.
Also present at the press conference were Datin Irene Martin, patron of the Home and wife of Dato’ Loh, some members of the organising committee, and Kali and Linda, founders of the Home.