Rumah amal Gurunatha Aasramam or also known as Gurunatha Aasramam Orphanage. We started with religious classes way back in 1999 in housing estates around Sungai Petani. It was a two hour class mainly teaching religion to children of all ages. The first class was in our own house. During this time, the chair person of a temple, Sri Ruthra Veeramuthu Mahamariamman Temple, Jalan Cinta Sayang, 08000 Sungai Petani, approached us to conduct religious classes in the temple and we accepted his request and started religious classes in the temple. The classes were conducted from 8.00 am to 12.45 pm every Friday.
We provided transport, breakfast, lunch and printed notes for the children who attended the classes. We also had holiday camps for the children and public. During these camps, the children stay with us for 5 days and four nights in the camp sites. These camps are organised annually.
Chair persons of various temples around Sungai Petani started approaching us to conduct religious classes in their temples. We accepted the request, on a first come first serve basis, and proceeded to conduct religious classes in Subramaniar Temple, Bandar Baru, Sungai Lalang every Friday from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm, Mahamariamman Temple, Sungai Tukang every Friday from 6.00 pm to 9.30 pm and Mahamariamman Temple, Taman Keladi every Saturday from 8.00 am to 12.45 pm. Likewise we also provided transport, breakfast, lunch and printed notes for the children who attended the classes.
We continued with our annual camps without fail. We started holiday camps in our house whereby we housed 100 over children during the November-December holidays. These holiday camps were mainly conducted at the request of parents who send their children to our weekly classes who in turn complained to us that their children never stay home during the long school holidays while they are at work.
In the midst of all these activities, we also participate in camps conducted by NGOs. During one of these camps is where we had the opportunity to visit a home in Perlis whereby the children are not allowed to stay in the home after 18 years of age. These children, if not taken back by their respective family, are left unattended. We were given the opportunity to talk the Hindu children in the home and managed to help 5 of the children who were 18 and placed them with various families and brought one to our own home. This was in 2005. That is how we started the children home that is existing now.
Today we are housing 30 children in our home. Our home comprises of 3 terrace houses. One for the girls, one for the boys and one is the main dorm where prayers, tuition and other activities are conducted. Our main concern for the children is discipline and education.
Persatuan Kebajikan Gurunatha Aasraman will become the best charitable and comfortable home for children in Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia.
• To lead, manage and administer the home efficiently and effectively.
• To produce excellent children academically and spiritually.
• To create safe and conducive environment for the children.
• To strengthen good relationship with the local community.
Volunteers are always welcome to help out. Please contact organisation (+6017 4600276) for further enquiry.
Need to have a new bathroom and some awning to be done as part of their home refurbishment.
1. Rental – monthly RM500
2. Electricity-monthly RM250
3. Water-monthly RM250
4. Transport and maintenance – monthly RM1000
5. Need five bathroom for girls and boys each
7. Computer and Study Room-Need 3 study room
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Persatuan Kebajikan Gurunatha Aasramam
|+6017 460 0276Phone Number
|+6016-4217660 (Gurumatha)Phone Number
|Established since 1999Year of Establishment
|121B,Lrg 6,Taman Kuala Muda, Kawasan Bukit Selambau, 08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah.Address