…..The concern is that this willingness to keep learning doesn’t always seem to extend to adults. Too many folks seem to be stuck with attitudes that are ten, twenty, even thirty years out of date in so many ways and this is not good because as long as it continues, how are we to grow?
Let me give you an example. We teach our students about the importance of looking after the planet and its environs because in future years, this will be their World, right?
Sri Ara students learn the joy of helping underprivileged
By PEGGY LOH | JOHOR BARU | email@example.com 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