Thursday, February 14, 2008

Kids

I was writing about something else early this morning, but only half way because i was already sleepy as it was already 1 am..saved it and until now tak sambung. maybe later when i'm really-really free...

this entry lain sikit sebab an experience i had when i visited a rumah kebajikan today and i wanted to write about it before i forget...

this morning i had an assignment (in journo world, assignments are events/interviews that kena cover), dekat a rumah kebajikan in che*ras. it was actually about a pharmaceutical company that donated RM280,000 worth of vaccines to 6 institutions under Kementerian Pem. Kelu*arga & M'syakat. the first lady was there and admittedly, she's really baik but nampak sedikit nervous lagi around ppl....anyway, thats beside the point.

lepas the whole ceremony, as we go around the nursery we saw quite a number of babies and toddlers yang tengah makan. (older kids takde sebab time sekolah).

the rumah kebajikan houses 172 kids from 1 day old to 18. (42 sehari-1 y/old, 58 2-6 y/olds and the rest 18).

the rumah kebajikan for me, is really nice and large compared to a few rumah kebajikan i've been before. maybe becoz its under the kementerian and situated tengah-tengah bandar., bukan handled by ngos.

the rumah kebajikan jaga kids who are abandoned by their parents, or families yang tak berkemampuan nak jaga they all, parents yang menjalani hukuman penjara or yang kena dera or anak-anak yatim piatu. ada yang sebab arahan mahkamah.

the kids that i saw today were really-really cute (budak mana tak comelkan?) and well behave! tak percaya but really! tak taulah sebab diaorang terkejut/gembira kot coz there was a lot of ppl there today, most of them were in the nursery...

what i saw was : some babies yang still kena bedung was sleeping soundly without care apa yang happening around them...bigger ones tgh kena suap makan bubur dekat the baby chair and minum susu botol di sofa/katil (helped by kakitangan the home), some were playing in the playpen...

i went to a nearby crib and there was a lady who kerja kat rumah kebajikan tu yang tengah tepuk-tepuk one baby, about 4 months old, to sleep. the baby was really-really quiet (maybe sebab dia sleepy) and tgh suck her thumb....

i said, "comelnya dia isap jari".

lady replied kindly, "adik, kebanyakan budak-budak sini isap jari..sebab mak dia takde.."

that made my heart break...big time.

it is sad when we see all this kids, so innocent and powerless...undoubtedly they are loved and cared for at that home, but i'm sure they need more than that...

the lady cakap lagi, "most kids here tak diambil (as anak angkat), sampai ada yang sampai besar kat sini...).. maybe sebab orang taknak isi paperwork, takut atau taknak bother procedur yang leceh sikit...plus nowdays, u takleh pilih baby yang comel-comel je. habis yang tinggal ni pun nak rumah juga kan?"

what she said is true...most ppl mmglah nak baby comel. but then, all of us kenalah ingat every one- man, woman, kids, babies are God's gift....

even first lady pun mentioned that ppl nowdays are not as compassionate as before sebab banyak bagi priority pada benda lain - family sendiri, work and they forget that they are ppl who needs a little love, help...

i left the rumah kebajikan with a deep sense of sadness...wish that i didn't have to go... :-(

3 comments:

cik ayang said...

i feel sad....
betul tuh, kenapa org nak ambil anak angkat kena pilih baby yang comel ajer? as if diorg tuh hensem n lawa. as if jika anak biological mereka juga cantik? please...

I noe an angel couple who adopts 2 babies and they treat their adopted babies just as much love as their own. (they have one of their own). Memang respect sangat coz kasih tak berbelah bahagi langsung..
everytime i see them i can only think to myself: mulia betul korang nih..

M said...

Anne, thanks for sharing this. It's very touching. I think a lot of people choose to stay ignorant because the sadness is uncomfortable.

Bidadari said...

Tun, bagusnya the couple. i have an family members that adopt too..hats off to them!

Murni, i guess thats true too..sedih kan?