THE Kiwanis Club of Petaling Jaya held its annual bazaar at the Subang Jaya 3K Complex last Sunday to raise funds for the National Autism Society and Thalassaemia Society of University Malaya Medical Centre.
It was also organised to provide an avenue for children from welfare homes to come together and interact.
The bazaar is a good time to create public awareness about autism, speech problems and learning disorders, said National Autism Society chairman Teh Beng Choon, who is also organising co-chairman of the bazaar.
The bazaar was filled with stalls selling trinkets and food, set up by sponsors and volunteers who comprised students from higher learning institutions.
Some individual sponsors who are members of the Kiwanis Club were seen cooking and preparing food during the event.
We roped in teenagers to get them involved in healthy activities like community work, said Teh.
The event kicked off with a spectacular gymnastics performance by the 3K gymnastic team.
There were also free medical check-ups for speech and communication dyslexia as well as psychological screening.
Also present were the event's patron, Datin Ann Chan, and Subang Jaya assemblyman Datuk Lee Hwa Beng.