The Orion Home’s Very First Child:

A Suc­cess Story

Women's Weekly (Malaysia) - - INSPIRE -

Grow­ing up in Perlis, Zul spent his child­hood more con­cerned about his next meal than go­ing to school; he and his younger brother would of­ten skip school just be­cause they could. No one cared for them, ex­cept for a fa­ther who of­ten left them be­hind to look for odd jobs.

That was un­til a con­cerned teacher caught on to their sit­u­a­tion and con­tacted Budi­mas. They soon be­came one of the very first chil­dren to join the Budi­mas Orion Home. With shel­ter, care, and en­cour­age­ment to do well, Zul thrived. While he was av­er­age in aca­demics, he showed ex­tra­or­di­nary ta­lent in some­thing else: art. His pas­sion for it showed in the art­works he cre­ated. Af­ter work­ing hard to ob­tain a good re­sult in SPM, Zul was re­cently ac­cepted into the Diploma in Fine Arts pro­gramme in Univer­siti Te­knologi MARA (UiTM). “If pos­si­ble, I would like to per­son­ally thank ev­ery donor who has con­trib­uted to Budi­mas,” he said. “You’ve given me a fu­ture that I wouldn’t even dream about be­fore.”

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