AMERICAN Day, an event organised by the HELP American Degree Programme (ADP) department at HELP International School, was celebrated together with students and their families.
The aim was to raise funds for two homes in the Klang Valley, namely Lotus Charity Care Centre and Shelter Home.
The mission of American Day is to create awareness on studies in the United States and to generate awareness of the ADP programme.
As part of the celebration, secondary school students from five schools comprising 15 teams with 75 students took part in the American Discovery and Pathway race. This is an adaptation of The Amazing Race, an award winning reality competition series.
The day started with the American Discovery and Pathway Race where students from secondary schools across the Klang Valley competed for the grand prize. The race aims to tap into the students’ problem-solving skills, resourcefulness and teamwork.
“Today is a day of fun and at the American Degree Programme, it’s all about studying in a fun way.
“That’s one of the best things about the American education system because it gives students that flexibility and freedom to explore through their studies,” said HELP University deputy vice-chancellor (Academic) Dr Khong Kim Hoong in his opening speech before kicking off the ADP Race.
The champion of the ADP Race was the team from Ivory Training Academy, followed by the teams from SMK Seri Hartamas and SMK Bukit Jelutong respectively. The winning teams were presented with cash prizes.
In an effort to support the Lotus Charity Care Centre and Shelter Home, a charity carnival with vendors, food trucks, games, activities and a concert were held at HELP International School. Several local artists performed at the concert including Megat Rahim, Nasty Rock Crew, Yazmin Aziz, Aqeesha Aleeya, Harissa, DJ Yusef Kiffah, Meliso, Mia Lateefa, Atif Zul, Maisarah Ukelele and the Young Choral Academy.
“The American Day event was a success, and the charity fundraising concert managed to raise funds for the Lotus Charity Care Centre and Shelter Home,” said HELP Department of the American Degree Programme head Dr Gerard Boey Kong Hoong.
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