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The Ramakrishna Ashrama (Orphanage), Penang is a charitable Organization founded in 1938 under the inspiration and guidance of His Holiness Swami Bhaswarananda Maharaj who was then stationed at The Ramakrishna Mission, Singapore.

Apart from spiritual activities, the Ashrama runs an Orphanage catering for both boys and girls, ages ranging from 6 to 20 years old. The orphanage admits orphaned children who are poor and needy. These are the children that has no one to care for. The need every help from the society to assist with basic needs and education. The Ramakrishna Ashrama endeavors its best to help the needy.

The children in the home are given proper education and are well cared for so that they will grow up to be useful citizens. Besides education, the girls learn traditional dancing, cooking and house keeping. Children excelling well academically are encouraged to pursue higher education.

The cost of maintaining the Ashrama has increased tremendously during the past few years and the Executive Council of the Ramakrishna Ashrama is doing its best to meet the expenses from donations and contributions received from the members and community. The Ministry of Welfare Services (Malaysia) also contibutes to the Orphanage.

Let us not forget the less fortunate children in the Orphanage. We therefore appeal to all well wishers and kind hearted members of the general public to spare a thought and to donate whatever amount they wish, to The Ramakrishna Ashrama, Penang.

Any donation however small in amount will go a long way in helping the orphanage. All donation will be duly acknowledged and are EXEMPTED FROM INCOME TAX. Thanking you and looking forward to hear from you soon.

Do not stand on a high pedestal and take 5 cents in your hand and say, “here, my poor man”, but be grateful that the poor man is there, so by making a gift to him you are able to help yourself.It is not the reciever that is blessed, but it is the giver.Be thankful that you are allowed to exercise your power of benevolence and mercy in the world, and thus become pure and perfect.”

“Give what you can to the poor and needy and it will come back to you a thousand fold.”

- Swami Vivekananda