Towards the end of last semester, students asked me about organising an art charity event at the college. On Saturday, January 24, they held an event in our Great Hall during the evening, in which many examples of students' art work were showcased. I was so impressed with them, that I bid for a couple myself, and have since been told they are now mine (although they haven't yet been delivered, nor have I actually paid for them!).
Next day, the same dedicated group of students took off in a college minibus for an orphanage in Damansara, the members of which are to be the recipients of the money raised. Many of the pictures were displayed and the children were able to take part in a number of activities laid on for them. Helen and I called in for about an hour in the morning to see how things were going and it was after a later discussion with our CEO, when I was telling her about the event, that she came up with a great idea.
Since many of the pictures have not yet been sold, we will display them in the Great Hall on Saturday, March 7, 2015. This is the date of our next Open Day at KYUEM, when we present the college to prospective parents and students. If the pictures are available that day for purchase, and our visitors are aware of what a good cause we're supporting, I feel sure they will be happy to donate generously - and, really, the pictures themselves are VERY good.
So, if you are thinking of coming to our Open Day, or know of someone who is going to attend, please be aware of this excellent work done by our students, and give generously.
It is not usually my habit to mention people by name on the HM blog, but in this case, I have to make an exception. While a great deal of hard work and effort was done by many of our students, the driving force behind the whole project was Loh Jun Wei. It was her idea from start to finish and she proved an inspiration to everyone. You can see her below, working with the kids in the orphanage.