Hi there :D
Monday, November 13, 2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Recently KIWANIS Club of Pantai Kuala Lumpur, visited Reading Station to have activities with the children here, along with Circle K Club students from Help College.
Started off with a couple of games whereby everyone seated in a large circle and tossing a ball and saying out loud the name of the receiver. It was hard to remember everyone’s name however it was fun and everyone enjoyed it. After which, children enjoyed another game, passing ping pong balls using plastic files. It was a great team effort and everyone did a great job in coordinating.
Next off, was the drawing and colouring competition! Jen from KIWANIS and other students from Circle K, distributed plain brown paper bags to each child for them to draw and color their drawings. Children were divided into 2 group based on ages; 6-9 and 10 above.
Soon after, the children enjoyed a plate of snacks with, muffins, bread buns, and juice boxes. After having their fill, it was time to announce the winners for each group. 3rd and 2nd place winners received yummy snacks, whereas for the 1st prize winners received a bath towel.
After all that, every child’s paper bag that they drew and coloured on, were filled with goodies such as watercolours, stationaries, and etc, which they can take back home.
KIWANIS Club of Pantai Kuala Lumpur also made a cheque contribution of RM1000.00 to Parents Without Partners for its year-end Back To School 2018, an event for the single parents and their children which will be held in December this year. Social Coordinator Jaya.B received the cheque on behalf for PWP.
Lastly, it ended with a group photo session with the children and volunteers. Everyone had a great time of fun and laughter!
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Monday, October 9, 2017
Practice, practice, practice..
A total number of 16 children turned up in Reading Station, a few of them practice reading in front of a group, spend twenty minutes reading in small groups, and of course their favorite activity of all time; Games!
It is a continuous and conscious effort to keep encouraging the children to read in English. Nevertheless, there is progress and glad to see improvement! Kudos to all volunteers and children too who put in their time, effort and most importantly passion.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Reading Station (RS) offers an opportunity for volunteers and children from different background, to encourage, bond, spending quality time and teaches values.
Lynette is one of our volunteer with RS for about a couple of months and has spent time with RS children, on most Sundays. Lynette shared her experience, with RS children.
“I was surprised that they don’t know simple word (in English), and very timid at first. A handful of them are more eager to improve and with encouragement there is improvement. I like seeing them improving”. She also added that “arts and crafts is an activity that they enjoy”. She also shared “RS is an avenue for the children to practice and improve.”
Children from RS truly enjoy the opportunity given to them and they do their best as they can. When asked one of the children form RS, Arif age 12, about his experience with RS, he said “hashtag saya suka!” (hashtag I like!). Another child Siti Aminah age 10 said, “saya suka” (I like), and Nasrul (10) and Aaron (11) shared “rasa happy” (feel happy) :D.
Besides reading to them and cultivating the habit of reading, spending time with these children brings joy and creates a special bond. They feel important, motivated and happy. Every Sunday they always look forward for volunteers to meet them, share and have fun!
Come and join us! :D