Outing broadens underprivileged children’s horizon

  • Metro News
  • Friday, 20 Dec 2019

The children, their caregivers and members from Bukit Bintang Rotary and Rotaract clubs posing for a group photo.

BUKIT Bintang Rotary and Rotaract clubs organised “A Day Out to KidZania” for about 50 children from Pertubuhan Kebajikan Thangam lIlam and Bodhi Homecare Centre.

The club members first held an ice-breaking session at Bodhi Homecare Centre with the children and caregivers before setting out to KidZania in Petaling Jaya.

Bukit Bintang Rotary community service director Catherine Liew Tong Mei said the club had organised activities at these homes over the past several years.

“This time we decided to take them on an outing to broaden their horizon. The children were extremely excited about the one-day trip, ” she said.

Bukit Bintang Rotaract Club charter president Terrence Hugo Tan Wing Hong said that visiting KidZania would help boost the children’s interest in academic or vocational education.

“This is the place where children can explore different occupations, ” he said.

Lew Zi Hoh, 9, was excited to dress up in the police uniform as his ambition is to be a policeman.

Among the club members who accompanied the children was Zee Tan Zhi Wang, 23, a fashion designer who had just returned from Singapore.

“Growing up in an orphanage like these children, I know their feelings and what they want exactly, ” Tan said.

Tan said caring attention and trips like this were what the children appreciated most.

Rotary Club member Khoo Boon Han, a lawyer, said that helping out in such activities with children enriched his life.

“Seeing the happy smiles on their faces, I feel happy, ” said Khoo. — By MINNOW YANG

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