Tuesday, March 22, 2011

PD with Kapar Kidz 19th March2011

We were in PD for the RC PD-RC Metro KL joint annual project. This project has brought many underprivileged kids from various organisations to PD for the past 11 years. Many of these kids had never been to a beach. This year 40 kids from Friends of Kapar came in two busloads for a day of fun.
After a quick breakfast, the kids were taken to the PD Army Museum. What a surprise it was when we saw that there was an exhibition being held and the booths were manned by burly soldiers who were courteous, friendly and very eager to share their knowledge. What more, we could go for a joy ride on an amoured personnel carrier for RM1. What a treat!
Here a soldier explains the different uses of plants found in the jungle. I never knew 'lallang' had useful properties!
The jungle awareness section was an eye-opener with animal traps, a smoked monkey and live animals in cages.

After the museum, it was lunch at The Royal Yacht Club. The kids were treated to a vegetarian spread and ice cream for dessert.

Then it was off to the beach for some fun and games organised by the Interact Club of PD High School.
Friends of Kapar is co-founded and coordinated by Hajjah Ainie.
After lunch, the table of Rotarians, some of them standing, their spouses and children, were enraptured as Hajjah Ainie spoke of her passion in making a difference in the lives of the needy.
She said that as long as she makes a difference in one person's life, she is satisfied. Hajjah Ainie felt that we do not know how many days we have on earth. And she wants no regrets.
She says without the help of her husband and daughter, who were present, she would not have been able to achieve what she had set out to do.
I had missed out on most of the conversation, so I had to find out more from Charu, AG Bharat's lovely wife.
Charu filled me in on how Hajjah Ainie would personally visit the families homes and interview the members before extending her help. She also told of how resourceful Hajjah Ainie was in getting 90 bars of soap from the donation of 90 of her daughter's school friends.
Later that day, JY told me she was amazed when Hajjah Ainie said that she needed only RM100 to feed 10 families for 10 days. That's RM10/family.
Truly an amazing woman.
And Charu added"If you want to do it, you will find a way. You will and you can"
A day of inspiration.

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