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Seri Mengasih Centre moving to 1 Sulaman Dec
Published on: Friday, February 23, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: Seri Mengasih Centre will relocate to 1 Sulaman in December as the State government will develop the land for its upcoming Tanjung Aru Eco Development.

Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister, Datuk Edward Yong, said the government has provided a land and allocation for the new Seri Mengasih Centre.

"The new centre will comprise of two blocks, filled with classrooms and dormitories spanning about 12,141sq feet.

"It will provide a much improved experience to the special children and with the government's help, we hope that the centre will continue to be what it is today.

"I hope everybody here will be looking forward to the new centre and to see you have a better experience with the improved facility equipped as the government will also be assisting whenever they can," he said during a Chinese New Year celebration at Seri Mengasih Centre, here, on Thursday.

The Chinese New Year celebration at the centre was held by the government to allow children with special needs to experience the festivity.

Activities included lion dance performances and 'ang pow' distribution to the children.

Meanwhile, Penulaju Sdn Bhd donated about RM10,000 to the centre to help cover the its operation costs.

Yong noted that the annual expenses of Seri Mengasih is very high, which is why the government always supports its fundraising.

Its Director Monica Chua expressed the centre's appreciation to Yong for organising the Chinese New Year celebration annually.

"He has been hosting our celebration for more than 10 years now and he is indeed caring to our families here," she said.

Also present at the celebration were Penulaju Director Wong Foo Tuang and Yong's wife Datin Mary Yong.

The centre has about 42 staff and 104 students whose disabilities range from autism, Down's Syndrome, paralysis, cerebral palsy to intellectual disabilities.

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