Message from the Founder

It is hard for me to believe that we have been on this journey for more than 25 years now, ever since I started building Sunbeams Home with my wife, the late Pastor Lucy and the people you see me working with today. It truly has been a blessed journey and only with the grace of God and the dedication from all those who wish to help that we are allowed to keep going and to keep growing.

Sunbeams aims to provide a home
for dispossessed children, with no discrimination for any differences, be it race, gender or creed. We aim to provide a home with love and compassion for children who have been orphaned, abused, abandoned and those from broken families. With care and guidance, we believe that they will grow into adults who live independent, quality lives. But first, we must build that foundation to help them reach the ultimate goal.


Through our Community Learning Centre, we provide quality education – a stepping stone for the children to achieve a better life. Having spent many years as a teacher, I can understand that merely providing daily needs is not enough – and these children need to be given a platform on which they can truly become the best they can be.

 

Our Home seeks to foster and nurture moral values into our children
so that they may understand what it means to be a good person.

Building moral fibre and discipline
is one of our biggest goals, so that our children will move forward to do good and will also give back to those in need – as they once were.

Sunbeams also provides help to poor and destitute families, as well as single parents from lower-income brackets, caring for their young whom they find hard to finance as they are themselves in a desperate situation.

To achieve all this, we need your help. With the many projects that Sunbeams is currently pursuing as well as maintaining the Home, we need the funds to help us on our way as we need at the very least RM 150,000 a month to cover all the costs that come with our endeavours. This includes the many resources and talents we need to provide for the children such as the staff who work diligently to ensure Sunbeams operates at the best it can and the vans that require repairs and maintenance due to many years of hard use and travel.

One such project is the long-awaited new home for girls, which has been a long drawn project (over 20 years!) due to insufficient funding. We have been unable to implement all the necessary repairs and construction due to the slow trickle of funds. It will take an estimated RM 300,000 to help us cross the finish line on this.

With this support, we are hopeful that we can continue and finally complete this twenty-year ambition, with all the furnishing and staffing so that we will have a proper place to house the 49 girls in Sunbeams Home as well as having the capacity to welcome more down the road. Expressing gratitude and appreciation to people who help others is never easy, as the effort they put in is immeasurable compared to words that can be said. Especially those who commit to providing a better future for those who have so much of a future ahead of them, or simply said, our children.

We take this opportunity to thank all our donors, sponsors, volunteers, and well-wishers from the bottom of our hearts for your continuous support towards our Home. Your efforts and partnership help us to make a positive difference in the lives of our children and keep us going.

Love, compassion, and generosity reap its rewards in many ways, but none is as great a reward as seeing a child grow to the best that they can possibly be.

We are looking to grow our family of supporters and would like to invite companies, corporations, individuals, and groups to come to join us and partner with us in accomplishing our mission. Help us make that difference. We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you once again and may God bless you now and always.

Pastor Alvin Tan Ooi Seng
Founder Chairman

My greatest joy is to see these children coming into the Home and see their lives change for the better.