Bloggers Help to Spread Love for the Children at The Ramakrishna Ashrama



As bloggers, we should always blog responsibly. Recently in Penang, there was a group of bloggers who helped out in an ashrama (refer below news excerpt).


Penang, 3rd February 2013 — About 40 bloggers and public visited The Ramakrishna Ashrama to distribute food, beverages and gadgets, sponsored by various commercial entities. It’s a philanthropic exercise not only by businesses in executing their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) but by everyone to give back to the society, thus making life more bearable for everyone in need. The event is made possible by Crowdpot Sdn Bhd (Event Organizer), Ninetology Malaysia, SUBWAY® (Suntech, iAvenue, & Leith Street branches), Chatime Malaysia, Langkawi Saga Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd. and Alextan Artworks.

The Ramakrishna Ashrama (Orphanage), Penang is a charitable organization founded in 1938 under the inspiration and guidance of His Holiness Swami Bhaswarananda Maharaj who was then stationed at The Ramakrishna Mission, Singapore. Apart from spiritual activities, the Ashrama runs an orphanage, catering for both boys and girls with ages ranging from 6 to 20 years old. The orphanage admits needy orphaned children who are poor and need the help from the society to assist them with basic needs and education. The children in the home are given proper education and are well cared for so that they will grow up to be useful citizens. Besides education, the girls learn traditional dancing, cooking and housekeeping. Children excelling well academically are encouraged to pursue higher education.


some bloggers chatting and laughing away with the children after distributing food (Subway) and beverages (Chatime) to them


Oh just look at all the happy faces of the children!


Well you'd ask, how to play a part to help The Ramakrishna Ashrama?


The estimated cost to support a child at Ramakrishna Ashrama RM1,500 per annum, whereby the breakdown cost is as follows:
     Education: RM500
     Food: RM600
     Maintenance: RM300
     Miscellaneous: RM100


Donation to The Ramakrishna can be done only via CIMB Cares (www.cimbclicks.com.my)


Orphan Admission:
A child with either no parents or with a single parent who supports the child can be admitted to the Ashrama under the following circumstances:
-          He/She is from age 6 and above.
-          The parent or relatives has no means of supporting the child.
-          The child has been mistreated or abused.
(Referred by the Jabatan Kebajikan Negeri or community leaders)



Other Information:
The Ramakrishna Ashrama
No 37, Jalan Scotland, 10450 Pulau Pinang
Tel: 04-2270869
Fax: 04-2278921
Email: ramkorp@hotmail.com
Website: http://theramakrishnapg.org/


group picture of bloggers with the children at The Ramakrishna Ashrama


Sometimes... all children need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them. :)


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