Ihsan Johor: More Houses for the Needy

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(From left) Ihsan Johor’s Founding President Suhaimi Salleh and Chief Executive Officer Farrah Faridah Baptist

Ihsan Johor is aiming to build 50 houses for the less fortunate this year. The Johor Relief Organisation or widely known as Ihsan Johor is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) established by the State government in 2016.

To date, the NGO has built 20 houses last year with the help of volunteers.
Founding President, Suhaimi Salleh who is also the ADUN for Kukup is hopeful of the organisation, with the assistance of active volunteers, building at least five houses a month, adding that more than 700 volunteers have registered with the organisation and more than 500 of them are active.

“Ihsan Johor not only build houses, but it also provides other form of assistance through its Sekolah Ihsan Johor and Dapur Ihsan Johor,” he said. He also welcomed contributions from the public and corporate organisations, as well as their participation as volunteers.

Ihsan Johor’s main objective is to build new houses for those in need. Known as Ihsan Johor Rangers, the organisation’s troop of volunteers is open to people from all walks of life who are interested in home construction, providing temporary shelters and the critical repairing process of houses for unfortunate families and also victims of natural catastrophes.

Rumah Ihsan Johor is a house given to chosen families free of charge. There are a few prerequisites that need to be fulfilled as outlined by the Ihsan Johor Organisation. The existing house must be wrecked and ramshackle, unsafe to be inhabited, lack of or in absence of basic needs or severely damaged due to natural disasters. Other criteria include the unaffordability of the chosen family to purchase a new house or repair the current home.

The household income is also taken into consideration and the new house must be built on the receiver’s own land.