Title: New community project at Kampung Desa Hormat
Date: 29-Jun-2005

Since February 2005, SHELTER has started a new community project at Kg. Desa Hormat, near Sunway where the focus has been on the children staying nearby low cost flats. Almost 4000 families there are expected to re-locate nearby to the eight low-cost flats at Desa Mentari in August 2005. SHELTER plans to continue the work started in Kg. Desa Hormat by renting an upstairs shoplot at Desa Mentari. At Kg. Desa Hormat, a steady group of 50 children of all races come weekly (Saturdays) to Kidz com ( a tuition and children’s club) on Saturdays. The children are grouped according to their literacy level and they have an enjoyable time of learning, fun and games.

Though about 14 volunteers have expressed interest, less than six of them have turned up regularly. We are looking for more volunteers. With more volunteers we can then expand our plans to schedule tuition on weekday mornings/afternoons, start a children’s activity centre as well as have recreational activities at the nearby MPPJ badminton courts.

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