Kuala Lumpur, 31 January 2020- Approximately 170 orphans and underprivileged children aged 3 to 18 years old along with their caretakers from House Of Love, House Of Joy, Pusat Jagaan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Budimas Orion, Persatuan Kebajikan Rumah Victory and Persatuan Kebajikan Ti-Ratana welcomed the Year of the Metal Rat with an eventful Chinese New Year celebration hosted by The Budimas Charitable Foundation (Budimas). The event took place at the Pusat Komuniti Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar and was officiated by Mr Steve Teoh, the Board of Trustees of The Budimas Charitable Foundation.
Customary to Chinese New Year celebrations, the event began with an energetic lion dance performance followed by a Chinese New Year dinner for the children. The fun-loving children from all 5 homes also took part in an arts and craft competition where they were seen making a decorative box with Chinese calligraphy. The spirit of teamwork could be seen amongst these children as they compete to make creative masterpieces.
The children were also delighted by a Diabolo (Chinese Yo-Yo) performance by MyDiabolo Team who was one of the sponsors for the night. The skilful performance was then followed by a harmonica number by the children from House of Love.
“This yearly merriment has established itself as a festive event that all of us look forward to. A time to gather and ignite the spirit of togetherness amongst the children from the many different homes. It also reflects on the vision of our foundation, which is to “Give a Future of Love and Hope” to children in need”, said Steve Teoh, Trustee of The Budimas Charitable Foundation.
Anne Rajasaikaran who is the Principal Officer of the foundation also added that, some children do not get to celebrate festivities with their families and that the charitable home is the only family unit they have. She stressed that Budimas will continue to host such events in the years to come because celebrations as such makes the children happy.
The Chinese New Year spirit was then amped-up when every child receive their red packets (Ang-Pows) from the Board Trustees of the Foundation.
The event was made possible by Budimas donors, sponsors, MyDiabolo Team and other generous individuals.
Budimas currently supports 60 charitable homes, built and operating 8 Budimas Children’s libraries for the Orang Asli communities in the state of Selangor and Negeri Sembilan as well as provide breakfast to children in over 150 schools across Malaysia.