MORE than 30 children from the House of Love in Klang spent the day outdoors at the GK Organic Farm getting a unique hands-on learning experience.
The educational day out was part of Da Ma Cai’s Staff-in-the-Community Programme, a corporate social responsibility initiative that encourages volunteerism among its employees and giving back to society.
During the trip, the volunteers, House of Love caretakers and children learnt about environmental conservation and the positive effects of organic farming.
The guided farm tour started with a visit to key areas of the farm including the planting, composting and beekeeping sections.
The children got to plant and harvest crops like a farmer as well as learn how to appreciate nature.
Besides the farm tour, fun games and activities such as enzyme-making were also held.
After the activities, the children were treated to a delicious local and fusion buffet prepared from farm fresh organic produce.
“We learnt about the different stages of growth from seeding to harvesting and will now incorporate these sustainable methods into our own organic farming project,” said House of Love home manager Abel Tan.
“We enjoyed getting away from the hustle and bustle with this trip to the farm,” said Da Ma Cai volunteer Saras Subramaniam.
The food and fun activities set against the quaint backdrop of the quiet Kampung Sungai Buah countryside made this a memorable learning experience for the children and volunteers.
Da Ma Cai also presented grocery and stationery shopping vouchers worth RM5,000 to House of Love to help lighten the burden of the children’s home.
Da Ma Cai is a brand of Pan Malaysian Pools Sdn Bhd (PMP), Malaysia’s authorised numbers forecast operator.
Every year, Da Ma Cai supports various causes in the areas of education, social welfare and public health.
Following the acquisition of PMP by Jana Pendidikan Malaysia Sdn Bhd (JPM), all of PMP’s net dividends that JPM receives will be donated to The Community Chest.
With this structure, Da Ma Cai has effectively been transformed from a for-profit organisation into a social business, providing long-term donations to The Community Chest for the benefit of the Malaysian community.