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NEW WING

posted Nov 7, 2013, 6:40 PM by admin villapaulos   [ updated Nov 7, 2013, 6:57 PM ]

Officiating Ceremony of New Wing

posted Jul 1, 2013, 9:27 PM by admin villapaulos   [ updated Nov 7, 2013, 7:04 PM ]

A day filled with fun and laughter.

posted May 7, 2013, 10:42 PM by admin villapaulos   [ updated Nov 7, 2013, 6:44 PM ]


Villa Paulos Walkathon

posted May 7, 2013, 9:31 PM by admin villapaulos   [ updated Nov 7, 2013, 6:44 PM ]

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WALKATHON TO RAISE FUND

posted Apr 17, 2013, 8:45 PM by admin villapaulos   [ updated Nov 7, 2013, 6:44 PM ]

NEW BULDING PROJECT

posted Jul 26, 2012, 7:11 PM by admin villapaulos   [ updated Nov 7, 2013, 6:44 PM ]

RM100,000 raised for home

By PEGGY LOH | johor@nst.com.my

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Dinner raises funds for the construction of a double-storey building extension to Villa Paulos

  JOHOR BARU: A CHARITY dinner was held at the Zon Regency Hotel, here, recently,  to raise funds for the construction of a double-storey building extension to Villa Paulos, the first Catholic charity home in Johor Baru.

    An extension that can house up to 30 children will enable Villa Paulos to accommodate more needy children in separate boys' and girls' dormitories.

  "The estimated cost to build the double-storey extension is RM400,000," said Paul Netto, chairman of the board, adding that the dinner raised  RM100,000, an amount short of their targeted RM150,000.

  The sum of RM17,000 was raised from an auction during the dinner while a cheque for RM10,000 was presented by Chia Song Cheng, the assemblyman of Pengkalan Rinting.

  At the moment, Villa Paulos is home to 21 boys and girls aged between 7 to 16, who are cared for by three full-time staff and one administrator with the help of volunteers who provide tuition, counselling, medical and other essential needs.

  Villa Paulos is housed in an old bungalow at Jalan Mariamah that was donated by the late Goh Lum Eng in 2008, entrusted under the care of Bishop Paul Tan S.J. the Bishop of Malacca-Johor Diocese and managed by board members.

  Villa Paulos is a registered non-profit, voluntary welfare organisation incorporated in 2008 as a shelter for neglected, exploited, abused, abandoned and orphaned children.

  The home is run entirely on public funds and in addition to caring for the children, Villa Paulos also provides monthly financial aid to more than 30 low-income families in  Johor Baru.

  The fundraiser was attended by some 660 guests that included guest of honour, Chia, Bishop Paul Tan, Monsignor Sebastian Francis, Bishop Elect of Penang Diocese, and Rev Father Michael Mannayagam, the spiritual director of Villa Paulos.


Read more: RM100,000 raised for home - Johor - New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/streets/johor/rm100-000-raised-for-home-1.113212#ixzz21misZALU

New Building Project

posted Jul 24, 2012, 11:03 PM by admin villapaulos   [ updated Nov 7, 2013, 6:44 PM ]

Wednesday July 25, 2012

Needy kids in need of a new home

By SRI VIGASHINI 
newsdesk@thestar.com.my

 

JOHOR BARU: A non-profit organisation had hoped to own a new house for its 21 orphans.

Villa Paulos chairman F.Paul Netto said that the group managed to raise RM95,000 through a charity dinner. He added that the money collected during the dinner was from donations and also through sales of paintings during the dinner.

“Currently the children are staying at our home located along Jalan Mariamah here that houses 13 boys and eight girls ages between seven and 15 years.

Timely contribut ion: Chia handing over a mock cheque worth RM10,000 to Paul.

“We hope to build a new double-storey house beside the current one to separate the boys and the girls,” he said, adding that a sum of RM400,000 is needed to build the new house.

Netto hopes that the project would start early next year despite a shortage of RM305,000.

He said Villa Paulos was set up in 2008 to shelter neglected, abused, abandoned and orphaned children.

For best friends A.Adrian Ananthan, 11 and Xena Colin, 15, they said all of the children at the home are hoping to move into a new house soon.

Xena, 15, said that the current home was quite uncomfortable as there was not enough space for them.

Adrian hopes the new home will be bigger and have many toys for him and his friends to play with.

“This home is not only a place for us to be protected but also for us to enjoy ourselves being kids,” he said.

During the dinner Pengkalan Rinting assemblyman Chia Song Cheng donated RM10,000 to help build the double-storey house.

He urged the people to help the group in any way to ensure that the children would have a better future.

Those who want to contribute can call the home at 07-224 1036.

This article is from The Star Online (http://thestar.com.my)

URL: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/7/25/southneast/11709543&sec=southneast

 


Ground Breaking

posted Jul 24, 2012, 7:54 PM by admin villapaulos   [ updated Nov 7, 2013, 6:44 PM ]

EXPANSION PLAN: Villa Paulos hopes to raise RM200,000 for its new building

Children’s home  needs more space

Bishop Paul Tan S.J performing the symbolic ground-breaking ceremony. Pic by Peggy Loh

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JOHOR BARU: VILLA Paulos will be holding a charity dinner on July 7 at Zon Regency Hotel here to raise funds  for a new building to accommodate the increasing number of children in the home.

The home expects to raise  RM200,000 during the event.

The Catholic charity home here is an abode to 23 boys and girls aged between 7 and 14 who come from poor backgrounds.

Villa Paulos's chairman of the board F. Paul Netto said the existing building can comfortably accommodate a maximum of 25 children but since there is an increase of residents, the building needs to be extended.

"The estimated cost of building the double-storey extension is RM400,000," he said.

Villa Paulos is a registered  non-profit, voluntary welfare organisation set up in 2008 to shelter neglected, exploited, abused, abandoned and orphaned children.

The children here are cared for by four full-time staff  and also volunteers who provide tuition, counseling, medical and other essential needs.

The home is housed in an old bungalow at Jalan Mariamah, donated by the late Goh Lum Eng, and entrusted to the care of Bishop Paul Tan S.J., the bishop of Malacca-Johor Diocese.

The home is managed by a board that includes members from the Society of St Vincent De Paul, Church of Immaculate Conception.  

It is run entirely on public funds, and in addition to caring for the children, Villa Paulos also provides monthly financial aid to more than 30 low-income families in and around Johor Baru.

The children are identified and recommended by their parish priests and admitted after a background check and board members' visit to their homes.

When the children turn 18 years old after completing their Form 5, they are expected to leave the home unless they continue their Form 6 studies.

To help them improve their command of Bahasa Malaysia, five exam-year students are given tuition classes at a tuition centre while two go to a private tutor.

To symbolically kick off the construction of the new building on the adjacent land, Tan performed a simple ground-breaking ceremony last Saturday.

Villa Paulos welcomes gifts in kind, donations and pledges.

Tickets for the dinner are available from Netto at  012-722 5218 or Theresa Lee at  016-771 1689.



Read more: Children's home needs more space - Johor - New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/streets/johor/children-s-home-needs-more-space-1.96474#ixzz21bCkyvz0

Ground Breaking Ceremony

posted Jun 19, 2012, 12:07 AM by admin villapaulos   [ updated Nov 7, 2013, 6:44 PM ]

Saturday, 16th June 2012


Bishop Paul Tan S.J performing the symbolic ground-breaking ceremony held on 16th June 2012.  

Educational tour - Trip to Malacca

posted Oct 8, 2011, 11:41 PM by Hugh Dason   [ updated Nov 7, 2013, 6:44 PM by admin villapaulos ]

Visit to the Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary in Ayer Keroh on 6.11.2011


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