Some 50 underprivileged students were treated to a party by members of the Portuguese Eurasian Association Perak (PEAP) at Church of Our Lady of Lourdes Hall (OLOL) as part of their outreach programme. The children were from Mother Teresa’s Reading Shelter (MTRS) and poor families in Sungai Siput.
The highlight of the event was “Magic Show” performed by Dr Michael Chong Khaw Wa which the children watched with undivided attention. Dr Michael is with AIA Berhad and has been doing magic shows for charity for several years. There was a Choral Speaking presentation by students from MTRS. The youths of St Vincent De Paul conducted games and dances to entertain the children. Prizes were distributed to the winners and participants of various games. Delicious food such as fried noodles, sandwiches, sausages, vadai and drinks were served.
All participants received goodie bags. PEAP donated boxes of stationery items to MTRS. The whole event turned out to be enjoyable and meaningful for these underprivileged children. MTRS wishes to thank PEAP, Youths of St Vincent De Paul, well-wishers, teachers, volunteers and all those who made this event a success. These functions make the children feel that they are not neglected by society.