Shelter Home for Children is doing an annual fund raising " Mt KK Charity Climb" to help raise funds for our work with our children.
Just like the previous years, this initiative has been a very important part of raising funds that we need, reminding the society that we need their help and creating awareness to people who do not know of us yet. There are quite a number of people who plan to go hike Mount Kinabalu every year. Instead of just taking the challenge to scale the 5th highest mountain in South East Asia; why not do it with a greater purpose in mind? Which is to also remove the scales of pain and burden off from our children!
A famous theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, once said "The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children". Today the self centred culture is more prevalent than ever and the focus is constantly on amassing wealth instead of giving back. The rich will get richer and the poor will get poorer, the polarization of wealth becomes worse. The same goes in education and career opportunity for our children compared to healthy families. Is that the kind of moral standards that we want to leave to our future generation?
Instead of waiting for something to happen, let's make it happen, one step at a time. Come and join us in this climb this year as we "Shelter the Future Generation".
Details of the climb
Dates of the Climb:
5th - 9th Sept 2014
(The actual climb up the mountain will be on 6 - 8th Sept)
RM 2100.00 (note: this is a 3 days 2 nights climb and not the usual 2 days 1 night climb)
This price is inclusive all charges including airfare to and fro, all costs pertaining to hotel accommodation, climb expenses (incl guides), meals, transportation etc etc.
*On top of this RM2100.00, we will require you to help us raise another RM2000.00 minimum as charity funds.
We will be having a professional climber (who has climbed Mt KK more than 50 times) to assist us with the training schedules (which we will inform all climbers later on).
No of Climbers:
We are only allocating 20 places so it will be on a first come basis.
All other information on the climb can be found by clicking on "Mt Kinabalu Charity Climb" on the left navigation bar!
SHELTER 1 RECEIVES BLESSING OF GRAFFITI!
Aforadio.com came and blessed us by spraying a wonderful graffiti at Shelter 1! This graffiti is meant to motivate our children to strive through life's uphill journey and to encourage them to reach the top. This is actually a very signficant reminder to our children that although they may have started off life with a very difficult beginning, it is the journey they choose today that will actually matter.
Furthermore, we all know life may not necessarily be kind to them despite of their past and it will still be an uphill journey for them as they move on. While it maybe very hard, it is our hope that we can do all we can to support them and to walk with them all the way through journey of life to finally reach the top of the mountain.
We are guilty of many errors and many faults, but our worst crime is abandoning the children, neglecting the fountain of life.
Many of the things we need can wait. The child cannot.
Right now is the time - his bones are being formed, his blood is being made, his senses are being developed. To him we cannot answer “Tomorrow”. His name is “TODAY”. ~ Gabriela Mistral
SHELTER is a registered, voluntary welfare organization for children and teenagers who have been abandoned, neglected, orphaned or abused. Guided by the vision to give children at risk a childhood and future by protecting, guiding and healing them, and by building strong communities and loving families, Shelter’s services and initiatives are aimed at:
Providing care for children at risk through our residential homes, counselling, therapy and other services
Proactively raising public awareness on child abuse, child protection, parenting and youth issues, and equipping individuals with relevant skills to detect signs of abuse and to take action.