Charity begins at school


GOOD things do come in small packages – like four-year-old Lim Jin-Han, who took out RM500 from his savings to give to a fundraising event for Compassion Home in USJ, Subang Jaya, Selangor. 

The pupil of St Nicholas Montessori Children’s House in USJ 19 made the generous contribution at a charity bazaar organised recently by the nursery.  

“I want to help the children with no daddy and mummy,” Jin-Han told his mother, after the nursery announced that it was launching a newspaper-recycling project to raise funds for the orphans of Compassion Home.  

Donating his entire angpow collection from Chinese New Year, Jin-Han willingly sacrificed Power Rangers and Ultraman toys. 

“At St Nicholas, children are taught to care for the underprivileged; this is to give them a head start in almsgiving and in being responsible and caring citizens,” said kindergarten principal Pam Suppiah. 

At the bazaar, parents and teachers sold foodstuff, toys, educational items, and art and craft made by the children, including pressed flower frames and collage paintings. About 200 visitors also took part in games and contests. All in, RM2,500 was raised for Compassion Home. 

Apart from Jin-Han, the parents of another child contributed RM1,000. 

St Nicholas Montessori Children’s House is one of eight nurseries owned by Summit Early Childhood Educare, a subsidiary of SEG International Bhd. The nurseries are for children aged 18 months to four years. 

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