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    Proposed Matching Grant - Hopehaven School for Special Children

    A little over 30 years ago, Rotarians Alan and Marie Hickman were the Salvation Army Officers serving in Melaka. There was a clear need identified to provide education for disabled young people and, with Rotary support, a school was opened to meet that need. At the time there were around 15 children and one teacher.

    The project has grown and the focus switched to young people with learning disabilities. The centre now caters for young people from pre-school (age 3) to vocational training for young adults (16-20+) with an enrolment of around 80.

    There is now a need to provide a wider range of facilities, particularly playground equipment for the use of the pupils. The equipment would also be used by the residents of an adjacent children home (this is part of a much bigger project).

    The Salvation Army, who operates the centre, will commit to ongoing maintenance of the playground although they are not able to find the initial supply and siting cost. There is, however, an amount included in the initial cost to fund resiting, and ongoing maintenance.

    Rotary Club of Kota Melaka is the host club. The project is supported by Rotary E-Club of 3310. One of its members, PP James Tian Toh Kian, has special interest in the school as both a Rotarian and Salvationist.

    The Host Club has been involved in the selection of the equipment and will provide supervision of the installation process.

    In addition to fundraising and publicity activities, close contact will also be maintained by the International Partner and the recipients through PE Alan Hickman (Rotary Club of Keighley).

    Total amount sought from The Rotary Foundation is US$15,750 (including rounding off for Foreign Exchange difference).

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    Matching Grant #79389 Hopehaven School for Special Children in Melaka, Malaysia

    Dear Rotarians Heer and Hickman,

    On 26 March 2013, The Rotary Foundation (TRF) received a request to help provide playground equipment to Hopehaven School for Special Children in Melaka, Malaysia.

    Your request has been assigned the file number, Matching Grant #79389. Please reference this number on all future correspondence with Foundation Staff.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


    Sincerely,

    Hanae Kim
    Grant Coordinator
    Humanitarian Grants Staff
    Phone: (847) 866-3281
    Fax: (847) 556-2151
    Email: hanae.kim@rotary.org

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    Matching Grant #79389 - Approved!

    Matching Grant application submitted by Rotary Club of Kota Melaka and Rotary Club of Keighley for funding to help provide playground equipment to Hopehaven School for Special Children in Melaka, Malaysia, has been approved by The Rotary Foundation. The award is for US$6,750.

    Rotary Club of Keighley will coordinate the project internationally and will contribute US$1,500. Rotary Club of Kota Melaka will coordinate the project locally and will contribute US$1,000. In addition, the partners will ensure the following contribution are submitted: Rotary E-Club of 3310 US$2,000. The following Districts will provide SHARE (DDF) Fund contributions: D-1040 US$1,500 and D-3310 US$3,000.

    Rotary E-Club of 3310's contribution shall come from PP Jerry Low (Rotary Club of Kulai) who is contributing through us and CP BS Chew.
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    All the items purchased for the playground

    I would like to forward to you the attachments again which were sent to Mr Donald by Mdm Sarala this morning.

    The same attachments of pictures sent to Mr Donald, Major Alan Hickman, Mr Ho and Bro. Toh Kian earlier last week. Please call me if you need further information about the above. Thanks God Bless


    Major Kamala
    Team Leader Melaka & Batang Melaka
    The Salvation Army
    Email: Kamala@SMM.salvationarmy.org
    Tel: 06-2832101
    Fax: 06-2832101
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