When we reach there, Mr Low was outside expecting us. He briefed us on the house 10 years history. The house provides counseling and guidance for those who have got involved in drugs. The total tenants here are 25, all males, age ranging from 15-40 and all Chinese, except 1 Indian. Most of them are sent here by families with the hope that they will change for the better.
By guiding them to the correct path, it reduce less issues in our complex society. It is a long road, but it is a start. We hope the public will support homes like this, provide those who have recovered a job and a second chance, as rejecting them will only push them where they started. While we were there, there was about ten of them, well behave and chit chatting outside the garden. With their willingness to be there, it brings more hope of recovery.
|List of Graduates from the home|
|Newspaper cutting highlighting the drug cases|
Everyone in the home does their own house chores to instill self discipline and self-reliance. So, no washing machine here! For groceries, the home do get unsold vegetables from the market donated by the vegetable sellers, and sometime, chap farn stalls brings their daily left over here. (Finally, my unanswered question is answered!)
Every quarterly, the home has to submit a report to Agensi Anti-Dadah Kerajaan (ADK). Currently, the agency is considering provide funding to the home. As maintaining the home is not an easy task, we hope more people will donate food and groceries.
If you know anyone that needs help in counseling and advice, you can contact Mr Low.
|Rice, luncheon meat, baked beans, soya sauce, biscuits, washing powder & liquid. Should have taken more photos, but CPO was busy talking...:P|
Other Source of Drug Rehabilitation Statistics