Thrills for 74 children at Petrosains Centre


SEVENTY-four children from two homes, Sri Shenbagavalli and Rumah Keluarga Kami, were treated to a day out at the Petrosains Centre in KLCC recently where they learned about everything, from dinosaurs to atoms and molecules, oil platforms, geology, physics and even Formula One. 

The visit, hosted by F&N Coca-Cola Malaysia Sdn Bhd and AIESEC Universiti Malaya, started and ended on the Dark Ride which transported them to a Geotime Diorama that took the children back 200 million years to discover more about dinosaurs and earthquakes. 

Apart from that, the children also had fun experimenting with tools and toys at the Galeria – a specially designed playroom, and riding on a helicopter flight simulator to visit an “oil rig”. There were also puzzles and brainteasers to challenge the children. After the visit, they were taken to the outdoor KLCC park for games and refreshments. 

Rumah Keluarga Kami administrator Rajoo Joseph said he was glad that the children had the opportunity to learn something during the school holidays. F&N Coca-Cola Malaysia corporate affairs manager Kamal Harun said: “The idea behind this programme was to provide the children with a series of wholesome activities to participate in during the holidays and to be productive with their time. We wanted to give them something they could take back for life.” 

The outing was one of many activities organised under the Young Visionaries Programme, which is aimed at enriching the lives of underprivileged children. 

It is a nine-week school holiday exercise for the children to experience various educational topics, ranging from culture and arts to science and the environment. 

The programme involves local undergraduates and youth from around the world, including the Netherlands, Nigeria, India and Indonesia.  

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