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!