THE audience at the “BB Got Talent” show organised by UCSI University (UCSI) was captivated by the participants who despite their learning disabilities, sang, danced played some instrumental numbers and even recited poetry.
UCSI students were college buddies to these special individuals under its “Best Buddies” programme.
The programme aims to provide an avenue for them to “shine”.
The event which raised RM1,400 from the ticket sales were donated to the National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM).
NASOM representative Lydia Manom said that the effort by UCSI was a very good one, as it provided a platform for these individuals with learning disabilities to showcase their talents.
It also helped them to find a “buddy” amongst the UCSI students.
Third-year psychology student Teo Hui Ru said that the participants gave their best during the performance.
“I have learnt a lot after spending time with my buddy and other children whose commitment in completing tasks given to them has inspired me to work harder for the programme.”
The programme, which started last May, aims to integrate children and persons with learning disabilities into society.