Known for his charitable actions and helpful personality, Uncle Kentang (Kuan Chee Heng) has helped many in need without fail, even after contracting Covid-19 in the recent months. Now, Mr. Kuan has reached out via his Facebook page to help a homeless 12-year-old boy currently under his care.
On Tuesday (26th July), Mr. Kuan uploaded a Facebook post detailing the story of a boy that was kicked out of his house. Apparently, he had a misunderstanding with his mother. This led to her being unwilling to allow her son, Aydenn, to come home. Instead, she requested Mr. Kuan to take care of him.
Aydenn was picked up from Taman Taynton View in Cheras with no where else to go. As such, Mr. Kuan decided to host him at his place for the time being. “Placing him in a hotel (seems like) a cruel thing to do,” Mr. Kuan stated. Apparently, the mother and son had a falling out over some issues, which led to her refusing to allow him into the house. Mr. Kuan added that the mom is a divorcee and is currently facing financial constraints. Additionally, this has led to Aydenn not attending school since June 2020.
For now, Aydenn is settling in with Mr. Kuan, however, he knows this isn’t a permanent solution. Mr. Kuan has requested help from others. He’s looking for someone who is willing to foster the boy to provide the education and necessities he needs. “I cannot bear to see him sleep on the streets,” he wrote. “Let us come together and help him.”
Mr. Kuan is also hoping to contact the child’s father, however, Aydenn claims his dad left three years ago. The single mother has also refused to reveal any information about the father. However, he did manage to get the father’s name from Aydenn and implores Mr. Lawrence Yap Kok Keong to contact him soon.
Mr. Kuan is hoping to discuss Aydenn’s admittance back into the house with his mom. However, it doesn’t seem like it will happen soon, based on his recent posts. Mr. Kuan will continues to take care of Aydenn for now. So far, he’s fixed Aydenn’s glasses which have been broken for two years and has bought two pairs of sport shoes for him.
Neetashini Kanendran contributed to this article