Thanks to Bro Lim, we have a video of this Deepavali celebration. Please click on link below to view the video.
PJKKIL is a home for orphans and underprivileged children who come from abused, neglected, broken families or poverty background. It has been in operations for the past 4 years. The Home provides the basic necessities of food, shelter, education, transportation and medical needs to children whose age ranges from toddlers to teenagers and also single mothers.
On Sunday, 27th October 2013, more than 20 volunteers from Ti-Ratana Meals on Wheels participated in the celebration of the Festival of Lights at PJKKIL.
The first agenda of the day was to get the children fitted with new clothes, including MOW tees.
The arrival of Joseph and friends on their super bikes caused a frenzy amongst the children who were really in awe with the bikers, their biker and their outfits! The bikers wanted to give the children a ride on their bikes after the event but alas, the wet weather spoiled the plans.
Then the entertainment ... the children and volunteers were treated to dance performances by Kristle and friends, and of course the children happily joined in.
One boy even did a head stand!
After the dance, a cake was brought out, much to the surprise and delight of Kristle whose birthday was in the same week.
At the request of the Home, 3 units of water heater were purchased and installed before the event day, and we also presented a commercial rice cooker. The balance of the collection received for this event will be used to purchase school items for the children in Dec for the new school year in 2014.
Lunch was chicken briyani, and of course Deepavali will not be complete without the traditional Indian sweets such as ladhu and candies.
It was truly heartwarming to see the "machas with big bikes and even bigger hearts" (phrase borrowed from Amar ... thanks!) sorting out the trays of rice, chicken and curry.
It was indeed a fun and joyous day for the children. You could see the delight on their faces with all that took place that morning.
We would like to thank all donors and volunteers who helped make this event a success.
Yong Yin Choong
Loo Kok Chee
Loo Kok Keong & Family
Nathan Mahalingam, Mala & Family
Chew Yoo Wee
Kang Get Nee
Devotees of Wat Chetawan
Andy Darren Hislop
Yong Nyok Kiong
Raja Mohd Zaarif
Karen Lim & Friend
Liew Kam Fong
Kristle and friends
And of course to all MOW volunteers, without whom this event would not have been possible.
NANDIRI, TERIMA KASIH, SIE SIE, THANK YOU to all and we wish you a ...
Wonderful Festival of Lights!
Posted by: Kim
Pictures courtesy of: Amar, Kim