Malaysia, 1Beaconhouse: Children in Unity, Carnival 2010
All Beaconhouse Pre-schools (Bangsar, Jalan Gasing, Subang, Klang, Sri Petaling and Puchong) collaborated for the “1Malaysia, 1Beaconhouse: Children in Unity Carnival”, in May. The Carnival was hosted at Beaconhouse Sri Inai, Petaling Jaya.
This community project was an educational event and the proceeds from this Carnival were donated to the Tasputra Perkim NGO in Kuala Lumpur. Tasputra Perkim is Malaysia’s first non-profit, day-care centre for the physically, visually or mentally disabled children from lower-income families of all races and religions.
The “1Malaysia, 1Beaconhouse: Children in Unity” aimed to provide a common platform for Beaconhouse students and the children from Tasputra Perkim to enjoy themselves at the Carnival. This event served to bring together children from a different and diverse multicultural background on an equal platform; for Beaconhouse students it provided exposure to the less privileged and inculcated feelings of compassion, of understanding and extending help fellow to human beings. Tasputra Perkim students thoroughly enjoyed themselves and loved being part of such a venture.
The Regional Director Puan Zarina Mobarak cut the ribbon at the event, which signalled the release of bright colourful balloons in the sky and officially declared the event open.
Also present at the opening ceremony were Supervisor of Tasputra Perkim, Ms. Grace Jackson, Treasurer Ms. Khatijah Abdullah, Beaconhouse Head of Early Years, Mr. Mikel Liow, and all the School Heads from each branch.
The Carnival was a roaring success: a whopping 500-700 parents and children attended the event, 2050 coupon booklets were sold, the abundant food was nearly consumed and the attending families and friends had the time of their life! It was a brilliant effort with generous contributions and overwhelming support by the Beaconhouse students and staff.