KUALA LUMPUR, 20 February 2019 – The Society for the Severely Mentally Handicapped, Selangor & Federal Territory (SSMH) in partnership with Brickfields Asia College (BAC) and the Make It Right Movement (MIRM), the CSR arm of BAC Education Group, held a charity art exhibition entitled ‘Painting from the Heart – Art For Good’ to raise funds for the maintenance and operation of SSMH’s Training Centre.
The Painting from the Heart project began in 2018 with a solo art exhibition showcasing the work of Yeow Teck Chai which drew tremendous support from friends, family and the public, raising over 200,000 ringgit for SSMH and the Persatuan SLE.
This year, the exhibition held at the Concourse Level of Bangsar Shopping Centre was officiated by YB Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin bin Haji Mohd Yassin, Minister of Home Affairs, Malaysia and ran for five days from 20 February 2019 to 24 February 2019.
Over 100 contemporary works of art were on display embodying this year’s theme of multiculturalism featuring 21 established and emerging Malaysian artists, namely, Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Abu Hasan (Hasan Ahmad), Amy Hashim, Anna Karina Jardin, Aziehj Ahmad, B.K. Yap, Datin Eliza Tajuddin, Elly Nor Suria M. Zainudin, Fuad Abu Bakar, Harris Ribut, Kumar Nagalingam, Marisa Ng, Norhayati Ibrahim, Oon Soon Keat, Peisy Ting, Poojitha Ravi Menon, Queenie Yaw, Ramly Ribut, Shailly Gupta, Shima Abu Hazim, Yeow Teck Chai and Yong Look Lam.
The event drew an overwhelming response from all walks of life ranging from arts enthusiasts to members of the public.
About the Society for the Severely Mentally Handicapped Selangor & Federal Territory (SSMH)
SSMH is a voluntary welfare organization established in 1984 and registered with the Registrar of Societies with the objective of providing rehabilitation facilities to children and youths with severe mental and physical (multiple) disabilities. Following this objective, a Day Care and Training Centre was set up in June 1985 and has expanded its programs from simple day care to providing training to maximise the children’s functional skills including motor, cognitive, communication, social and self-help skills. Funds for this centre come from donations received from the general public as well as some annual government grants from the Department of Social Welfare.
The Society requires about RM 31,000 monthly to maintain and run the Training Centre. For further information about the organization or to make a donation, contact Tham @ 012-3418038 or the Centre’s telephone number at 03-78746703.