CHILDREN and staff of the Rainbow of Love School for Refugee Children got a brand new washing machine, thanks to Silka Cheras and Silka Maytower Kuala Lumpur hotels.
The initiative is part of the hotels’ medium-term programme to help the school.
Under the programme, both hotels have jointly “adopted” the school and will collaborate on a few projects to create a conducive environment for classes and day-to-day activities like laundry and cooking.
Funds for the washing machine – and some groceries thrown in to sustain the school – were raised through the sale of stuffed toy pandas by the hotels.
A simple handover event was held at the school to present the washing machine and items like cooking oil, flour, milk and eggs.
Silka Cheras Kuala Lumpur was represented by hotel manager David Wong, Silka Maytower Kuala Lumpur by general manager Henry Loo, and Rainbow of Love by its vice-president Badariah Abdul Hamid.
After the handover ceremony, the children were treated to snacks prepared by the hotels’ kitchen teams.
Copies of The Adventure of Dora, a colouring book produced by Dorsett Hospitality International, were also presented to the school.
Future initiatives will include the construction of a cement stove area, sale of merchandise to raise funds for the school and social activities for the children in the run-up to Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations this year.
Rainbow of Love is an informal school registered with the UNHCR. Its main objective is to provide Rohingya refugee children with basic education and a nurturing environment.