Johor Area Rehabilitation Organisation (JARO) held its appreciation lunch for its members, donors, sponsors, and community leaders on the last day of the Chinese New Year at New York hotel, Johor Bahru.
Datuk Jimmy Low Boon Hong, the Chairman of JARO arrived earlier, greeting donors, community leaders and sponsors of the event to whom he fondly joked about the huge bag filled with ‘ang pows’, ready to be given away at the event. The annual luncheon was sponsored by the New York Hotel for 8 consecutive years and is a part of JARO’s social event as a celebration to their disabled workers. JARO held the same celebration during Hari Raya and has recently added International Day of People with Disabilities as one of their major celebrations since December, 2019.
As the oldest NGO in Johor since 1952, JARO has provided jobs and facilities with a fixed wage. “Apart from getting a permanent job here (in JARO); we train them so they are in a stable job. We pay EPF and SOCSO for them. They are like normal workers, becoming a part of the society and they have a permanent job so they could have dignity (as an individual),” said Datuk Jimmy noting the importance of such celebrations for the 55 differently-abled members of age ranging from 20 to 60 years old in average.
Interested parties who wish to lend a support to JARO may head to their website at https://jaro.org.my/ and purchase their products online or visit them at No. 18 Jalan Sungai Chat, Sri Gelam, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor or make a phone call at 07-224 5632 to arrange an appointment.