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Skip away: Happy smiles were seen as the children joyfully did a 10-minute skipping exercise.
UNIVERSITI Teknologi Petronas (UTP) recently organised a fun trip for 170 underprivileged children at Sunway Lost World of Tambun theme park in Ipoh, Perak.
The children were selected from four orphanages near Ipoh: Praise Home, Asrama Anak Yatim & Warga Miskin Budi Mulia Nurul Huda, Pusat Jagaan Anak-anak Yatim dan Miskin Nurul Iman, and The Salvation Army Boys’ Home.
The event was part of UTP’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative to engage with its surrounding community.
The children were all smiles as they visited the mini zoo and played games at the water park.
As part of the varsity’s efforts to promote a healthy lifestyle amongst youngsters, each child was given a skipping rope before entering the water park.
Together with UTP staff, the children did a 10-minute skipping exercise which was equivalent to a 45-minute running workout.
Swee Choo, one of the guardians at The Salvation Army Boys’ Home, said although their orphanage was situated not far away from the theme park, the children rarely had the chance to go there as they could not afford it.
“I hope many organisations will emulate UTP.”
Other CSR activities carried out by UTP include sponsoring school necessities for underprivileged children and assisting villagers.
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