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Thursday, 22 October 2015

Imparting Entrepreneurial Skills to the Underprivileged Children







PETALING JAYA, 20 October 2015 – The world is divided into haves and have-nots – and that division begins early.
Millions of children around the world fall short of basic human rights – food, clothing and shelter – and often education that facilitates the pursuit of a better life to escape the cycle of poverty.
 
It is hard to imagine legions of underprivileged young for whom fast food is a rare luxury, have never washed with shampoo or owned a toothbrush.
 
They are not just in desperate Third World countries. They are right here, in our midst - in Malaysia's prosperous cities and deep rural reaches. They are of different family background and races, reflecting our nation's multi-cultural composition.
Children's Day - an occasion to cherish our junior citizens - is an opportunity to reach out to these needy ones at the Children’s Day Charity Bazaar on 8 November at The School in Jaya One, organized by Living Hope. 
Living Hope is a non-profit organization that aims to reach out to poor, needy and marginalized children in Malaysia and internationally.Living Hope's outreach programme is for children below 12,” explained founder and Chairman, Dr Peggy C Wong. “Under the supervision of an older mentor, they observe and learn simple business skills during the buying and selling at the stalls. It is also a boost for their self-esteem and life skills,” she added.

Charles Wong, Executive Director of Tetap Tiara Sdn Bhd, developer for Jaya One and The School affirmed, “We believe that every child deserves the best start in life as well as an equal chance to fulfill their dreams, regardless of their cultural and socio-economic status.”
Held from 11am until 5pm, various college-age volunteers and younger kids will be manning more than 60 booths ranging from food, creative and imaginative products as well as participating in exciting performances and activities to show off the entrepreneurial spirit of young Malaysians.
The coupons are available for sale at RM50 per booklet with everything is only priced from RM5 at the bazaar. More than 5,000 visitors are expected to throng the bazaar to support Malaysian small businesses and also do their bit for charity.
“Through the meaningful collaboration with Living Hope, we hope that funds will reach out to more underprivileged children, so that they are able to receive education,'' added Wong of Tetap Tiara Sdn Bhd.
 
Coinciding with the organization’s 8th anniversary, the proceeds will go towards Living Hope's myriad of activities - such as hot meals and educational materials to help children from families with income under RM700.
 
“We and the children are deeply grateful to Mr Charles Wong of The School for the kind generosity in working with us to make this bazaar a success,” Dr Peggy C Wong concluded.
The public can opt to purchase the coupon booklets at The School’s information counter on the Ground Floor or the Living Hope office at Damansara Utama (03-7727 5887) from now until 8 November. For more information about this event, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LivingHopeGlobal.

23 comments:

  1. I think this is a fantastic program and there should be more like this all over the world! Both children and adults should all have the chance to learn, to work, to have their basic needs met.

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  2. It is heart-wrecking to think of children out there who is not so lucky and privilege to enjoy what life could offer them. I always support this type of causes and try in another way to help out.

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  3. Good to hear!









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  4. Saw this in Isaac Tan's blog. Did you meet him there?

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  5. This is a really meaningful event.. Children nowadays don't know how lucky they are.. I can't stand fussy kids, especially when they are fussy with food.. Good sharing..

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  6. It is always good to lend a helping hand to the underprivileged.

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  7. this is indeed a very meaningful event to help the underprivileged children, kudos to the organizers and sponsors.. i always think the children are our future and they should be brought up well.. this is a good initiatives, and parents should bring their own kids to support this event, to educate them how lucky they have been with parents and leading a luxury life..

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  8. Always I support such a good cause. Must be grateful for what we have and make other happy in small or big ways.

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  9. Good program ... you are very privileged, lil kitten ... never forget and always appreciate everything that cums your way ... ok? Love, cat.

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  10. Good message! Sometimes we feel so helpless when we think about how we can make a change in the world and help those underdeveloped countries.. it's important to remember that we can make a change from our home too.

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  11. A very meaningful event. Thanks to all who are involved and taking part in this event to make a difference. It is a great blessing to be able to bless these children.

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  12. It is sad to know that at this day and age, so many are still without basic necessities. Will spread the word!

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  13. A very good event! We must always remember those who need our helps...

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  14. Kids are so fortunate these days. It's good to let them learn about the other side of the world........ xoxo

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  15. Yes, whenever I read the poor kids stories, my heart always heavy. My church did organise such events and I will just contribute to it.

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  16. It is so sad to see so many less privileged people in this country and the world. My heart sank to hear less than RM700 income!

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  17. I hope everyone will always do charity!





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  18. It is so sad that so many of our younger generation are in such need.

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