Saturday, December 6, 2008

Gift A Kid

(Blog entry especially dedicate to Naufal, Nawal and Najat)

Remember during your school days, what actually makes you eager to go back to school after a long break?
And so you say,

To meet up with friends?

Determine to find love – since you claimed that you're just in the right age to fall in love with some lads/chicks at school (that you've got a new hair-do, clean-cut face, new body cutting from the holiday-crash-diet you went through)?

Or maybe you have a new resolution to study harder and strike higher – be the teachers' pet perhaps?

Oh, whatever the reason is, school must go on. And preparation has to be made – mentally, physically and yeah… materially.

For some of you I may know didn't have much problem in preparing the 'material' part. Thought that 'material' part was a major role in back-to-school preparation, it however was the least to think of and the first to be prepared (by your rich parents of course). Just named it, details on the brand, the design, and every aspect you could think of, make a list of 'My wish list for school' and everything will be there before your eyes, just in a snap of fingers!

What if that material portion of school preparation was not being fulfilled? Washed-out uniforms, no new shoes, no trendy schoolbags, old worn-out pencil case, clogged mechanical pencil, used eraser, unruly ruler and etc and etc – would you be all fervent up the morning and excited about going to school?

Little did we know how the bits and pieces of school gears had actually lifted out our spirit to go to school and thus to study. And little did we realize how the least fortunate kids do without it. Do their school spirits start at a lower level albeit of having less? Nobody knows… but if that materialistic elements were some kind of our spirit lifting components, why not we try to help those in need prepare for their schools? I am sure they'll love it and definitely will boost up their spirits too!

Details on : Project Gift A Kid

Project Gift a Kid

What is it?
"Gift a Kid" is a project by the Rotaract Club of Kuala Lumpur (RACKL), supported by the AllMalaysian Bloggers Project (AMBP). Its aim is to enrich the educational experience of 100 underprivileged children in the Klang Valley.

We hope to achieve this by:

  • Providing back-to-school material - books, stationery, uniforms etc - for the 2009 school year, to 100 underprivileged kids, aged between six and 15 years.
  • Encouraging leadership and confidence by conducting interactive sessions and educational trips.
  • Allowing kids to be kids by organising "fun" trips. The first of these is a movie outing (possibly on Dec 19), the tickets to which are sponsored by United International Pictures. (See 'How am I helping by blogging?' below to know more)

Who benefits? Why, children of course, but to be more specific, children from the following organisations:

  • Rumah WAKE 1: A home for HIV+ children and their affected siblings under the Pertubuhan Wanita dan Kesihatan Kuala Lumpur)
  • Sekolah Rendah Jenis (Tamil) Cheras: Many of the children from this school come from the surrounding low-cost flats and squatter areas. Most of them can't afford school uniforms, let alone school fees.

How do I go about sponsoring a kid? Here's what you'll have to do:

  1. Print out the Sponsorship Form, then fill in your details.
  2. Together with the sponsored sum, return the form(s) to us between Dec 15 and 18, at the following address:

    Star Publications (M) Bhd
    Menara Star
    Phileo Damansara II
    15 Jalan 16/11
    46350, Petaling Jaya

For enquiries, or to get a form (if you can't find a printer), you can get in touch with Michael A. Fredericks (019-2184 307) from the AMBP, or Kavita (016-259 3818), Anu (016-254 6995) or Sumitra (012-246 9109) from the Rotaract Club KL (email:

All payments can be made via cash or cheque written to "ROTARACT CLUB OF KUALA LUMPUR", and handed to the people listed above.

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