Continuing the drive to help others

Divine Will Society Trustee Datuk Sim Kiang Chiok (second left), Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah (left) and others listen to a briefing about the Vishwa Niketanam (Universal Home Bau) by Devine Will Society Chairman Anthony Bong. Photo: Ramidi Subari

KUCHING: The donation of three units of three-storey shoplots at Kota Sentosa for the Divine Will Society (DWS) by the family of the late Datuk Sim Swee Yong, is in honour of continuing his charity work and drive to always do good for society.

This was said by DWS trustee Datuk Sim Kiang Chiok who noted that the family’s intention is to support DWS to further their good charity works such as providing social care for the elderly.

In saying this, he stated that the family will continue to assist and serve whatever and wherever they can.

“Our family is motivated to assist as much as we can. We are fortunate to have the DWS who is able and willing to serve as well as assist in running such a noble act to help the needy.

“The society also welcomes volunteers to assist them in running the community-based social support centre be it in their professional work, daily running or maintaining of the centre and even generous donors.

“Bless those who are generous in giving help to make our community a better place for us and the future generation to live in,” he said yesterday (Sept 14).

At the same time, the Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developers Association (Sheda) Kuching chairman said his brother, Sim Meng Chiok who is also a trustee noted that the charity works by the DWS will assist those in need.

Sim expressed hope for the centre to be able to begin all activities as soon as the pandemic is over or when the community can start living with the virus thanks to high vaccination rates.

“The society started to renovate the centre back in 2019. Works were temporarily halted when the Covid-19 pandemic occurred.

“Now that our vaccination rates against the coronavirus is high, it is timely for the society to get ready for the eventual opening of the centre which will provide services like day care centre for the elderly, as well as those with dementia and Alzheimer, kidney dialysis, temporary shelter for fire, flood and domestic violence victims, the One World Café and a youth tuition centre,” he said.

He added that he hopes this initiative will be emulated by other non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to help the community.

“It is a small ripple in a big ocean; hopefully it will create waves for our community to be more caring, loving and kind to each other. We love and serve all.

“My family and I would also like to thank Minister of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah for gracing the centre with a visit.

“We look forward to the good works that need to be collaborated with the ministry. We also like to thank Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman Lo Khere Chiang for being present too,” he said.