Charity Begins at Home

Students of Tenby Schools Ipoh gathered to support a family day food fair in aid of the Kampong Simee Old Folks Home recently. The food fair was officiated by Dato’ Chang Ko Youn, adviser to the Menteri Besar, who is also the patron of the home.

Present at the event were the Perak Director of Welfare Services, Dato’ Chong Phaik Kee and Bishop Sebastian Francis from Penang. Over 40 volunteers helped to sell tickets and man the stalls. Girls were tasked to manage ticket sales and assist at the stalls while the boys served as waiters.

The Tenby volunteers were drawn from sixth formers (Cohort 9), the Debating Society and the Interact Club.

“The poor and the marginalised exist in every society, so charity for us in Ipoh begins at home,” said Tenby Schools Ipoh’s Sixth Form Council President, Sanika Renganadan. Ding Zu Ron commented that nothing meant more to him than volunteering to help the needy. Ding was also the emcee for the day along with his schoolmate, Nicole Fong.


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