Autism Information

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bazaar raises RM24,000 for autism centre

The objective was to raise funds for renovation at the centre.

Items such as food, fruits, clothes, accessories, books, novelty items, handbags, shoes, toys, household goods, home decor, jewellery, paintings and handicraft were on sale at prices as low as RM1.

A few visitors sang songs with coupons bought at RM10.

Visitor Maharuddin Awang, 36, who was accompanied by his wife Siti Aminah Ghazali, also 36, said: “We had finished breakfast at a nearby restaurant and were on our way home when we saw the crowd here.

“We decided to check out the place and were pleasantly surprised by the charity sale,” he said.

Another visitor, A. Selvakumar, 39, who came with his wife P. Sharmila Devi, 29, and their two sons, said he wanted his children to be exposed to such events and learn about autism and those afflicted with it.

He hoped the experience would make them more responsible and caring towards people.

Nasom secretary Zuairiyah Md Noor, who runs the centre, said they raised RM24,000 and thanked the supporters who came by.

Nasom’s autism intervention programme was established in 2005 to promote welfare and educate the public on autism.


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