Aglow with passion for science


A model plane display in conjunction with the Glo-Walk 2017 at City Park, Penang. (Right) Walkers checking out a science project on display. — Photos: CHARLES MARIASOOSAY/ The Star

HAVING fun for a good cause. Participants of the Glo-Walk 2017 got to do just that as they leisurely walked from the City Park to the Botanic Gardens in Penang.

They arrived at the City Park as early as 6pm for the event which was organised by Tech Dome Penang with the aim of raising funds to sponsor needy children and the physically challenged to attend science classes and workshops.

Wearing glow-in-the-dark T-shirts, many of them had their faces painted prior to the start of the 3km fun walk at 8pm on Saturday.

The participants, numbering more than 1,500, also got to watch a science demonstration and model plane display. They took part in a 30-minute Zumba warm-up session before being flagged off by state Youth and Sports, Women, Family and Community Development Committee chairman Chong Eng.

Chong Eng said the state government supported the event with a RM10,000 contribution.

Glo-Walk 2017 participants soon after the flag-off at City Park.
Glo-Walk 2017 participants soon after the flag-off at City Park.

At the Botanic Gardens, many participants could be seen busy taking photographs at specially erected UV-illuminated billboards. There was another Zumba session before a lucky draw offering attractive prizes was held.

Participation in the event was by donation of RM50 for those who opted for cotton T-shirt and RM100 for dri-fit T-shirt. Participants could give more if they wished.

School children (13 years old and above) who gave a RM20 donation received a Certificate of Participation co-issued by the state Education Department which qualifies them for co-curriculum points.

A science project demonstration at the Glo-Walk for Tech-Dome 2017 before flag-off at City Park. CHARLES MARIASOOSAY/ The Star/22/July 2017.
Walkers checking out a science project on display.

Net proceeds from the donations received would be channelled to a special Tech Dome corporate social responsibility fund which will be used to sponsor needy children and the physically challenged when they attend any science class and workshop conducted throughout the year.

Tech Dome Penang is a science discovery centre at the Komtar Geodesic Dome in George Town.

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