Xmas gifts for refugee kids

All together: Children from Hilla Centre with their Christmas gifts.

FAIRVIEW International School students spent RM14,000 to bring some Christmas cheer to the underprivileged.

First, they hosted 80 children from the Hilla Community Centre which helps children between the ages of 5 and 18 who come from Sudan, Afghanistan, Cambodia and Pakistan.

A month earlier, the children had sent in their Christmas wishes and they were fulfilled by parents, students and teachers of Fairview.

The initiative was done in collaboration with the Korean Mothers’ Association, a voluntary group that works with the Hilla Community Centre.

Other than monetary assistance, members of the association also provide volunteers to run the school.

Fairview recently donated RM10,000 to the Centre.

In addition, students at Fairview donated RM2,000 each to two other noble causes, namely Pride and Pertiwi.

Pride is an NGO dedicated to creating awareness about breast cancer while Pertiwi feeds the homeless.

Fairview also contributes RM1mil to various charitable causes across all campuses located in Kuala Lumpur, Subang, Penang, Johor and Ipoh annually.

“Charity gives our children a much-needed new perspective, Through this exercise, our students learn to become givers. They realise that the smallest gesture can make a large difference to those who are in dire need.

“These simple acts allow them to understand what humility is all about,” said Fairview International School Kuala Lumpur (FISKL) principal Thilagavathy Navaratnam.

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