Sri Ara students learn the joy of helping underprivileged
By PEGGY LOH | JOHOR BARU | firstname.lastname@example.org 0 comments
CHARITY: The youngsters of various nationalities repeat the success of last year’s fund-raising food and fun fair
The car wash for charity.
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STUDENTS of Sri Ara Private School had so much fun at last year’s fund-raising food and fun-fair that they were keen to hold a similar event this year. They were thrilled that the funds raised were channelled to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief fund through the Malaysian Red Crescent Society to its counterpart in Japan.
The rewarding experience encouraged the students to hold another fundraiser this year but they were undecided as to which charity to support.
“I gave them a challenge to help us decide which charity the school should support,” said school chairman Nooraini Mohd Yasin.
She said senior students were encouraged to take the lead in their teams to raise funds, do research on the charity of their choice and make a formal presentation complete with visuals, to the school board for its consideration and decision.
“The project involved teamwork, event-organising, research, reasoning and presentation skills,” she added.
The students approached the project with gusto and came up with zany ideas for games stalls and ways to raise funds including a car wash, a music-machine and a little live band that accepted song requests