School community raises funds for 600 pairs of shoes for Orang Asli children


Elementary school children as young as seven helped to sew gifts for donors using upcycled school uniforms. Photo: KitaKitar

When KitaKitar, a secondhand uniform store at St Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia in Petaling Jaya (SJIIM), embarked on ‘Walk in their Shoes’, an initiative to raise funds to buy 200 pairs of sports shoes for Orang Asli children, they never expected to exceed their target.

Gift pack for large donors/sponsors comprising items sewn using materials from upcycled school uniforms. Photo: KitaKitarGift pack for large donors/sponsors comprising items sewn using materials from upcycled school uniforms. Photo: KitaKitarThe campaign which was launched in conjunction with SJIIM’s Founder’s Day was inspired by Lasallian Founder St John Baptiste de Lasalle’s mission of service to those in need.

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