Thirty-eight schoolchildren from the Setia Caring School Programme adopted schools namely SK Meru Jalan Tap, SJK(T) Ladang Vallambrosa and SJK(C) Lee Min visited Rita Home in Kapar, Klang, to spread Deepavali cheer to the residents.
The schoolchildren, along with teachers, parents and volunteers, enjoyed themselves with the residents by participating in activities such as singing, dancing and a heart-warming sharing session.
The teachers and children took the initiative to raise funds and purchased basic necessities including food items and toiletries for the home.
SJK(T) Ladang Vallambrosa headmaster Tharman Loganathan also prepared special meals for the residents.
SJK(C) Lee Min headmistress Ngann Sook Wei believed it was a meaningful activity for her Year Six pupils to participate in.
“I hope the schoolchildren have learnt something today and feel good about themselves and they can continue to do so for the rest of their lives by believing that they will make a difference in someone’s life,” said Ngann.
SP Setia Foundation secretary Nur Davina Skymmar said such activities were a good exposure for schoolchildren so that they understand the plight of the less fortunate.
“Children are playing their part in ensuring no one is left behind during the festive period.
“We believe each of us should inculcate a caring attitude and learn how to care for one another,” said Nur Davina.
Earlier this year, pupils from three schools also visited the Pusat Jagaan Warga Emas LZS to spread Raya festive cheer to the elderly in conjunction with Ramadan.
“These activities are in line with our objective to share the joy of festive seasons with the less fortunate,” Nur Davina added.
Established in 1997, Rita Home is a residential institution devoted to the care of orphans, unattended old folks and special needs and disabled individuals.