TERATAK KASIH TOK NAN
For the People of Sarawak
The Centre – fondly known as Teratak Kasih Tok Nan, in honour of the late Chief Minister of Sarawak, Pehin Sri Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Haji Adenan Satem – serves as a safe space for HIV-impacted people and families in the local community to access HIV-related health, social and welfare services. It also acts as a halfway home for those travelling long distances to access HIV treatment at the Sarawak General Hospital in Kuching and can accommodate a maximum capacity of 13 occupants at a single time. The Centre was established by MAF in 2017 and operated by a local NGO partner, the Sarawak AIDS Concern Society.
Teratak Kasih Tok Nan is also the labour of love of YB Datuk Amar Datin Patinggi Hajah Jamilah Anu, the wife of Pehin Sri Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Haji Adenan Satem. Her compassion for the cause and dedication to help underprivileged community members impacted by HIV in Sarawak drove her to lead a very successful fundraising campaign for MAF back in 2016. She was also instrumental in getting all key stakeholders, including the Office of the Chief Minister of Sarawak, to back this project and fast-tracked the implementation of this critical project. YB Datuk Amar currently serves as the Patron of Teratak Kasih Tok Nan.