THE saying “charity begins at home” proved true for SK Sri Petaling pupils who did their part to help their peers.
In conjunction with Deepavali, a group of parents and their children donated non-perishable food to 50 pupils at the school in Section 12, Petaling Jaya.
Its headmistress Noriah Mohamed said school was a place to cultivate good practices such as sharing and caring among young ones.
“I was touched by the kindness of the parents and children who helped make this programme a success.
“The food items were distributed to not only those celebrating Deepavali but other needy pupils as well.
“This shows the goodwill among Malaysians to help each other regardless of race or religion, ” she said.
The project, spearheaded by the Parent-Teacher Association’s welfare, health and safety unit, carried out a similar event for Hari Raya.
Project spokesman Sheila Chetty said due to the overwhelming support previously, the team decided to do one for Deepavali.
“The objective is to instil in pupils the habit of sharing with others.
“As a society, we can all do amazing deeds with our peers. This project has proven that we can teach our children to share.
“The parents donated all the items such as milk powder, biscuits and Deepavali snacks.
“There were even some children who brought one biscuit packet each to donate. It was heartening to see such generosity, ” added Sheila.
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