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A home of Hope for the future (Gamuda Inspiration Award Winner)

Updated: Sep 14, 2022

PETALING JAYA: With Malaysia’s Covid-19 death toll reaching more than 26,000, many children had been orphaned by the pandemic, either through losing one or both of their parents.

Realising the need for protection and placement for these kids, Suriana Welfare Society chairman Dr James Nayagam is committing to start a home for them.

It all started in September when community leaders at low-cost flat Desa Mentari, which is one of the areas that his organisation has been delivering regular food aid, notified him that over 20 children among the families there had been orphaned by the disease.

With over 40 years of experience as a children’s rights advocate, Nayagam is no stranger to witnessing countless heartbreaking situations and yet, when he spoke to the orphans, something tugged at his heartstrings.

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