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President: The suggested location for the new Sibu Autistic Association building is yet SIBU (20 March): Although the proposed site is still awaiting clearance from the State Planning Authority (SPA), the construction of the new Sibu Autistic Society (SAA) facility has not yet begun, according to SAA president David Ngu.

He claims that the RM3.7 million three-story structure will be built on the 1.5 acres of property next to the Agape Center’s parking lot in Jalan Alan.

According to Ngu, the current facilities can only handle roughly 60 children, so the new structure is required to house more autistic children.

“We’re currently awaiting confirmation” (from SPA). When the new structure is finished, it would have room for roughly 200 kids, he said when reached by The Borneo Post today.

He stated that the time frame for finishing the new building would depend on when the authority gave its clearance.

Hopefully, it can be finished in two to three years, he continued.

The office will be on the first floor of the new structure, according to Ngu, while the therapy hall and classrooms will be on the first and third floors, respectively.

He revealed that as of right now, there had been roughly RM 200,000 in public donations towards the building’s construction.

For the record, SAA launched the “Purchase a Brick, Build a House for Children with Autism” initiative to generate money for the new structure’s construction.

The campaign’s approach is for potential donors to “purchase bricks, as many as they wish,” with the goal of promoting community involvement.

In a 2016 interview with The Sunday Post, Ngu stated that each brick cost RM5.

By giving RM5, you would be adding one brick to the project, so to speak. Anyone who has the means to donate a room or a hall is more than welcome to do so.

“We, the SAA, would give the room or hallway the donor’s name—or any other name they choose—to honour the donation. We value every single dollar that has been given,” he added.

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Source: BorneoPost


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