So, do come and join in the fun and at the same time, to contribute to PECH. Minimum amount covering the ticket price is RM20 but of course, your generosity beyond that will be invaluable.
SynopsisFrom the studio that brought you "Shrek", "Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda" comes "How to Train Your Dragon." Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn't exactly fit in with his tribe's longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup's world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges he and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.
About the Home [http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2010/2/10/central/5636458&sec=central]
PECH requires RM16,000 a month to maintain its three homes
There are 24 children living in the Praise Emmanuel Children's Home (PECH) in Petaling Jaya and everyone of them has a sad story - some were abandoned and some are from violent and abusive families, while others were neglected by their drug addict parents. Yet, when you first meet these little ones, you would never think they come with such shocking emotional baggage. They appear happy. They are friendly, almost confident by nature, and very appreciative of the blessings that come their way.
They are 15 boys and 9 girls at the home. The home was set up in 2004, and has been continuously lending support to underprivileged children (and sometimes their families), thanks to the donors.
PECH's commitment to the children includes providing a shelter and homely environment for abused, abandoned, neglected and orphaned children; creating a foundation for a good education; providing counselling and encouragement to the emotionally hurt children; reconciling children with parents wherever possible, and cultivating strong moral values in these children.
While being grateful for all the support received thus far, PECH manager of children's affairs and public relations Christopher Michael, is still wary of the year ahead and how the home will find enough resources to uphold the home's commitment to these children.
Aged between 5 and 17 years, all the children go to school. Getting books, uniforms and school shoes alone is a logistical nightmare - anyone with children of their own will easily relate to this dilemma. It does not help that PECh has a staff of only six, which includs Michael and a driver who has to ferry the children to and from nearby schools. An immediate need of the home is a new van. The existing one is 18 years old and breaks down almost every week. The home also needs to maintain a budget of RM16,000 a month to maintain its three homes - two in PJ as well as one in Ipoh. The budget includes provisions and medication for the children, basic household items, petrol, electricity and water as well as rent and salaries for the staff.
Well-wishers who would like to contribute in cash or kind, can call Michael at 012-6303672.