Date: 29 December 2010
As part of my department's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts, we organized a Back 2 School Charity Event. 19 underprivillaged students from Paka and Kerteh, Terengganu were brought to Mesra Mall for school uniform shopping! The Malaysian new school semester starts next week so the children were super excited to start off their new semester with brand new clothes.
Choosing the right size
Waiting patiently for their turns
"Yeah! My new white shoes!"
We helped them choose the right size of shirts, pants, baju kurungs, scarves, socks and shoes. The boys were quiet and did not say much on the items chosen for them. The girls, being girls, were quite picky and knew exactly what they wanted. The difference between the male and female reactions towards shopping is very obvious... even on young kids!
A prayer before lunch.. So cute!
After 2 hours of shopping, we treated them to Chicken Rice and Syrup drinks. Also, each of them got POP-CORNS!
Group photo with heavy shopping bags!
"Adik, show me your new school bags...~!"
Next, they were given new school bags and stationaries - a cherry on top of the cake!
Home sweet home!
At last, it's time to say good bye. We sent the kids home and it was a satisfaction to see them excitedly opening their shopping bags to show the catch-of-the-day to their families.