PETALING JAYA: More students are making use of their holidays in creative and productive ways.
In conjunction with Christmas, Evangeline Li Si Ern, 16, said she would be allocating some time to help the needy.
Together with her church members comprising three adults and seven students, they will be visiting several low-cost apartments.
They plan to knock on doors and ask residents if they are in need of any simple household items such as brooms, slippers and brushes.
“We will then go to the nearest supermarket to get these items and present to them as Christmas gifts, ” she said.
The money to purchase the items was collected from church members, she said.
Zahra Mohamad Zaki, 15, said she was spending her school holidays doing art commissions.
She posts her artworks on social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter, and hopes to get requests to create art pieces from interested users.
As an aspiring artist, she said it would be nice to be able to earn some money from her hobby.
“I don’t have much time to draw on schooldays and the most I can do is to doodle on paper, ” she said.
She said school holidays allowed her to really focus on her digital drawing as it was very time-
Veenaa Logenthiran, 18, said she spent her school holidays learning how to cook in India.
She flew all the way there to learn from her mother’s friend.
While in India, she spent three weeks learning to cook traditional and authentic Indian dishes.
“Indian cuisine is unique. A single recipe can be used to make many different dishes by just substituting the meat used.
“Altering the ingredients can also result in an entirely different dish, ” she said.
Veena said her specialty was butter chicken as she liked the rich taste and creamy texture, as well as the aroma from the spices.
“I’m planning to cook for my family and share the taste of authentic Indian cuisine with them, ” she said.