Orphanage home struggles to survive after caretakers infected with Covid-19

KAJANG (May 17): Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak-Anak Yatim Ummi Selangor, an orphanage home of 35 kids in Kajang, is struggling to survive with no food and water after the orphanage’s caretakers were infected with Covid-19. 

What’s more saddening was 26 out of the 35 kids in the orphanage home had been found Covid-19 positive, reported Malaysia Kini.

The home was taken care of by Tok Ayah and Ummi, husband and wife. Unfortunately, the husband had passed away last week from the infection while the wife is currently at Sungai Buloh Hospital undergoing treatment. 

On May 16, Azaad Mohamed Ummar posted on Facebook that they were looking for donations in the form of cash with a targeted amount of RM15,000, while also welcoming donations in the form of food and mineral water. 

“What we urgently need right now are caterers. If we cannot find any, we’ll just buy food from any restaurant, which may be a bit more expensive,” said Azaad, a neighbour of the orphanage home. 

In his post, Azaad said that the caretakers’ children and in-laws would usually come to help but were now unable to do so because most of them were infected and prohibited from entering the premises. 

“The oldest boy is 16, and oldest girl is 19. There are no adults to supervise or help the kids,” Azaad stated. 

The donation has been closed today after the sum surpassed the targeted amount. The outstanding balance will be used on medication for the sick children. 

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