Saturday, July 24, 2010

Persatuan Kebajikan Teratak Shifa

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The Home

Van to fetch the kids to school

Persatuan Kebajikan Teratak Shifa is also known as Rumah Anak Yatim & Saudara Baru Shifa. This is an orphanage for female Muslim only. The care taker is Hajah Che Thom (Mak Thom) with help from her eldest son Encik Adlin. Mak Thom does the home management while En Adlin will drive the girls to school and religious school everyday (morning, noon and afternoon - for religious school).

The current home is not big, hence the kids need to share room with each other. Six kids will share a room. Each room have three double decker bed.

The home consist of 18 kids age from 6 - 17 years old. Mak Thom teaches the kids to be independent and to prepare them to graduate from the orphanage to the outside world. The kids are taught to do their own laundry, performing house chores on weekend (4 people in a team).

Once the kid teen is 18 years old, Mak Thom will not sponsor for them, but they are still allowed to stay at the home until they are financially strong to move out to stay by themselves, which is why Mak Thom always focus on the kids' education so they can go to local university with government loan and get a good job later.

Currently they paid RM1700 for the home rental every month. She is planning to buy a new bigger home for the kids which requires at least RM200k. She already got RM700k loan (MAX) from the bank. The new home cost around RM1.2 million.

From Mak Thom's email
Ambank bagi pinjamRM 700,000.00 (58%)
Duit saya jual rumah n 1 keretaRM 150,000.00
Sumbangan orang ramaiRM 50,000.00
Jumlah terkumpulRM 1,022,250.00
Harga rumahRM 1,222,250.00 (kurang RM200,000.00)

Those wish to donate
Nama Akaun:Persatuan Kebajikan Teratak Shifa KL/SEL

Our Deliveries

Account Details
We bought:

Donors: 17
Donation: RM850
Persatuan Kebajikan Teratak Shifa: RM300
Balance: RM550


Hanim said...


Notice that this posting was done in July 2007. Have Mak Tom managed to raise enough money?

theflyingOx said...

As we do not have enough volunteers to go around, we were unable to follow up on the status.


Lyz said...

Hi everyone,

As @ 13th November 2013, I had the chance to meet up with the caretaker herself, Puan Hajjah Thom and she wished that I could spread the word around to others - her financial constraints had given her ideas (with the help of those 15 children aged 7-18 years under her wings) to open up horticulture nursery at her present new shelter home.

Wide range of beautiful pots, flowers or even fruit plants are available for sale to the public.

Feel free to come and view the place yourself;

Here's the address :

No. 5 Jalan 1/21C, Taman Suria Setapak, Batu 4, Jalan Gombak, 53000 KUALA LUMPUR
Mobile : 017-3387959/012-3898951
Facsimile : 6-03-4023 4818
Email :

Donations can be made at any of these bank outlets below :

Maybank A/C : 514066-429233
CIMB A/C : 1438-0005685-05-9
AMBANK A/C : 076-202-200449-4

Lyz said...

Hi Everyone,

As at 13th November 2013, I had the honour to meet up with the caretaker herself, Puan Hajjah Thom who shared her ups and downs plus financial constraints she's facing since accommodating the shelter home to 15 muslim girls aged 7-18 years old since 2006 till now.

She then came up with the idea to turn part of the shelter home to horticulture nursery to raise extra income by selling beautiful pots, flowers, decorative plants and even fruit plants in order to sustain additional expenses from time to time, with the help of these children under her care.

Do come and visit them and here's the address :

Persatuan Kebajikan Teratak Shifa
Kuala Lumpur Dan Selangor (PRAKTIS)
No. Pendaftaran R.O.S. 0045-06-WKL
No. 5 Jalan 1/21C
Taman Suria Setapak
Batu 4, Jalan Gombak
53000 Kuala Lumpur
Mobile : 017-3387959/012-3898951
Facsimile : 6-03-4023 4818

Those who wish to donate, kindly do so as per details below :

Name of Account:
Persatuan Kebajikan Teratak Shifa KL/SEL

Maybank : 514066-429233
Ambank : 076-202-200449-4
CIMB : 1438-0005685-05-9

mimi hassila halim said...

I went to the "new house" before, to my surprise, the "honourable caretaker" is living lavishly. Driving BMW 5 series, Range Rover Evoque Coupe, two pajero sports, Volvo S40, Audi Q5. Its pretty impressive for someone who is not working and solely "taking care" of orphanage..