Kechara Food Bank delivers rice to more organisations! This time, our food has found its way to Gurpuri Foundation and Surau Jamal Al-Surur.
Gurpuri Foundation is a Sikh-based orphanage in Ulu Kelang, Ampang. This foundation was started in year 2000 by Sukhdaiv Singh, a former surveyor of the Karak highway project. Sukhdaiv took three and half years off work after the project completed and pursued further religious study under several priests in India. When he returned to Malaysia he continued to preach and counsel, and adopted three children. He had a son when he started his own family. Today, his family of four has grown to 70.
They are all housed in a 6-storey house in Ampang which was sold to the foundation at RM1.5 million by a generous Chinese businessman although this foundation is Sikh-based. The market value then was RM3.5 million. They have paid off the loan and recently bought a 17 acre land in Bentong. This land was given to them free but they have to pay for the land conversion of RM260,000. He plans to build hostels for the younger orphans and send them to Bentong school. When the orphans grow up they will return to stay in the city again. He wants the younger orphans to have a healthier and more conducive environment to grow up in.
Kechara’s Food Bank gave them 50 packets of 10kg rice. We will be sending chocolate cakes, donated by Tupperware Malaysia, to them.
Earlier Kechara Food Bank went to Surau Jamal Al-Surur, Seri Petaling to donate 30 packets of 10kg rice. We have been delivering to them regularly since our Food Bank started. The orphans were preparing to go for their Friday prayers when our van pulled up. They were, as always, very happy to see us. This surau has 210 orphans.