Peryatim Sibu needs funds for daily operation
Date Posted : Thursday 30-Jun-2016
SIBU: The facilities in the Sarawak Orphans Welfare Association (Peryatim) Sibu Complex in Kemuyang are well equipped but the complex needs funds for its daily operation.
Peryatim Sibu Chairman, Dr Annuar Rapaee stated this when addressing the Aidilfitri contribution ceremony held at Peryatim Sibu Complex, Kemuyang here yesterday.
The President of the Association of Wives of Ministers and Assistant Ministers of Sarawak (Sabati), Datin Patinggi Dato Jamilah Anu officiated at the event held at Peryatim Sibu.
She also presented contributions to the orphans at Peryatim Sibu and needy students here.
According to Dr Annuar, who is also Assistant Minister for Science Research and Biotechnology, there are many generous donors who are willing to lend a helping hand.
He welcomed donations in cash and kind from the public for the local Peryatim, pointing out the welfare body needed all the assistance it could get to run the orphanage.
On Peryatim Sibu, he said it was the third such complex in Sarawak after the first two in Kuching and Miri.
He added the complex could accommodate more than 200 children in total.
“For a start, Peryatim Sibu has 25 children when it began operating in 2014,” he said.
Currently, the complex houses 82 children.
Temenggong Datuk Wan Hamid Edruce and Sarawak Peryatim’s Chief Executive Officer, Mohd Salleh Hamden were among those present.