Friday, December 29, 2017
Back To School 2018 Event and Parents Without Patners 10th Anniversary.
Parents Without Partners (PWP) organised a Back to School 2018 event for single parents and to celebrate its 10th Anniversary on 3rd December 2017! This year the event was held in Dream Centre, Seksyen 13 Petaling Jaya. We were privileged to have PWP’s co-founder Mary Anne Baker who took time off from her busy schedule to fly all the way from Australia just for this special event and sponsors that has been supporting PWP throughout this 10 years.
Co-founder Mary Anne Baker, kick-start the event by singing our national anthem Negaraku, our very own Malaysian folk song; Rasa Sayang, and few other selections, followed by games. The atmosphere was lifted with shouts of laughter and cheerful smiles!
As soon as all the guests were seated, the program started off with a warm welcome speech by the Co-Founders Lim Lian See, Co-founder Sanice Kam via a video recording, followed by a video clip of PWP/JS evolving over the 10 years.
There were numbers of performance which was programmed for all, such as dancing by RS Junior Dancers from Reading Station with a Malay song “Oh Fatimah” and singing by Nasha with 2 Chinese Songs by the late Terresa Cheng and Steven Yap dressed up as Elvis Presley singing 2 tracks from Elvis and a track from Bee Gees. Ps. Adrian Chong from DUMC, gave a 2 minute welcome speech and congratulated PWP for the 10 years of serving the community.
Just as soon the speech ended, 3 single parents shared their life journey with PWP & JS. They shared about the challenges that they face, hardship and the support and encouragement received from PWP. Many of the audience were emotional through their sharing.
This year to celebrate PWP’s anniversary, both PWP’s Co-founders and staffs, were on stage to cut cake which was beautifully decorated with cupcakes and flowers. Co-Founder Lim Lian See together with Co-Founder Mary Anne Baker distributed cash vouchers worth RM200.00 to each parent and RM150.00 to each school going children, whereas school bags and goodie bags filled with variety of breads and caps, was distributed by Assistant General Manager – Marketing & Public Relations, Ms. Hazlina Harun, Gardenia Bakeries KL to some selected 41 parents and 88 children school going children. Single parents and their children were extremely happy, grateful and glad that their burden were lighten through these blessings.
Guests and single parents with children were on stage for photography session and soon after everyone adjourned to partake to an afternoon meal. Menu were fried rice, fried meehoon, and delicious marmite chicken, mouthwatering chicken curry, mixed vegetables, fruits and drinks and not forgetting cakes.
Parents Without Partners and Jumble Station are thankful for the overflowing support from all parties for their effort into making this year’s Back To School 2018 & PWP 10th Year Anniversary a successful event.
Till we meet again next year!
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
Friday, September 1, 2017
Parents Without Partners /Jumble Station celebrated Merdeka organised by, MY Classic Cars. This year is MY Classic Cars 13th Merdeka Charity Drive and has invited children from NGO and children homes such as Lighthouse Homes, Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-kanak Taman Megah and others, to take part in this memorable event.
The organiser, classic car owners and guests, gathered at Spastic Children Association of Selangor and Federal Territory as early as 8 in the morning for registration and distribution of our national flags. While the children waiting obediently and excitedly to hop in the cars, the host carefully gave safety instruction and guidance on the route to all car owners, to make sure a safe journey and fun for all at the same time.
The journey for the car ride started from gathering point to padang SS15/2E and SS15/3E, Subang Jaya. Approximately 10am everyone arrived at this destination safely. Children seated for a light breakfast served with a plate of local pastries, bandung drink, choice of a box of nasi lemak or fried bee hoon.
They were also entertained with fun activities such as, balloon sculpturing, painting the clown faces, dancing and performance from Malaysia's Michael Jackson! Several children went up the stage to take part in dancing and many adults joined in the fun too. Even PWP’s Co-founder, Lim Lian See jived to the song called ‘Jail Break’ by Elvis with the children! Soon after, everyone adjourned to a group photo session.
After which, we set of in cars to Lake View Club, Subang for lunch. The organizer and host Mr. Michael Sundram and distinguished guests Datin Khatijah from Jabatan Kebajikan, and also YB Hannah Yeoh, gave their speech and honored everyone including the children.
Everyone enjoyed a delicious scrumptious lunch with, chicken curry, omelet, mixed vegetables, fried rice, buttered prawns and orange juice. For dessert there were local pastries and coconut ice cream! Yummy....!
Later there was a cheque presentation, presented to each NGO and chilrend's home by YB Hannah Yeoh. On behalf of PWP, Co-founder, Lim Lian See received donation by cheque, amount RM4200.00, for PWP cause. Later every child received a cash ang pow from YB Hannah Yeoh as a token of a blessing. The organizer distributed 2 goodie bags for each child containing snacks, stationery items and toiletry products.
When asked Zachariah (9) and Daniel (9), as this is their first time joining PWP’s event and riding in classic car about this event, they said excitedly, “saya mahu datang lagi untuk hari lain. Boleh kah?” “I want to come again on a another day, can?”. Astalectumi, daughter to a single mother, said with happiness in her eyes, “sangat suka dan gembira! Saya mahu datang lagi!” “I like it and happy! I want to come again!”. Co-Founder Lim Lian See also shared, “A meaningful Merdeka day to have all the children coming together and having fun!”
Indeed memorable Merdeka Ride and a wonderful blessings for all!
Monday, August 28, 2017
Happy 10th Anniversary PWP and JS!🎆🎇 :DWe wish to take this opportunity to thank everyone, for being part of us. Thank you for the support, generosity, sharing of your passion and love for the cause throughout the years!!
We look forward to many more years of continuous support.
Monday, August 21, 2017
Fun activities in Reading Station.
Children from Reading Station had so much fun with few of activities, such as pin the donkey while blind folded, writing and drawing using a marker pen with strings tied to it. These two activities was definitely a though one. But the children learnt, that the goal can be achieved through teamwork and co-ordination.
Collecting marbles using toes was really fun too. Using liquid hand wash to form suds so that the marbles are not visible, water and small basin with colored marbles in it. Each child took turns to collect one black/blue marble, to make a total of 10 (5 black/ 5 blue marbles) in a small bowl using only their toes!
Lastly before taking a group photo, our volunteer Angeline shared the lesson, learned from these activities; Teamwork! and rewards were given to each team member for good team work and effort.
Friday, August 18, 2017
Children from Reading Station, and with the help of our volunteer decorated RS with balloons and our national flag!
Lifting up the spirit by cheering Merdeka ! Merdeka! Merdeka! and Jalur Gemilang!.
Lifting up the spirit by cheering Merdeka ! Merdeka! Merdeka! and Jalur Gemilang!.
After which the children proceeded to a game of "whisper the word", which helped them to learn new words. Although it was challenging, the children had a wonderful time of laughter and fun :)
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Hari Raya Dinner.
Parents Without Partners /Jumble Station had a Hari Raya dinner in Reading Station, in Subang Jaya, on 18th July 2017.
Present for the dinner were our Co-Founder, together with staff and volunteers of JS. To set the mood right, almost everyone wore a traditional colourful malay outfit and brought scrumptious home cooked local dishes, for the gathering.
To start off, Operation Manager Adrian Ong, gave a short speech to welcome everyone gathered, followed by Social Coordinator Jaya.B, thanking everyone for organizing and preparing the food. Last but not least, Co-Founder Lim Lian See, shared a few words of encouragement and Hari Raya wishes to all. Soon after, all adjourned to enjoy the dinner. Many prepared local traditional dishes such as, lontong, mutton rendang, mixed vegetables, nyonya asam prawns, fruits, drinks, kuih raya, pizza’s and spaghetti. Also, we celebrated birthday, for those who were born in the month of July.
After enjoying the delicious dinner, two of JS dancing coach Ida, and Adrian Ong, stood up to do the joget! (malay traditional dance) and bollywood too!. Soon, the others followed suit and joined in the fun. A swell of laughter was filling up the atmosphere and everyone enjoyed a time of bonding.
Indeed it was a muhibah celebration at Jumble Station :D