Fostering love and care
Published on: Saturday, May 25, 2019
By: Lorena Binisol

Kota Kinabalu: In order to inspire her students to do more charitable deeds, English teacher Audrey Koh gathered her Form 6 Arts students of SMK Majakir in Papar for Iftar (breaking of fast) with 32 children of Asnaf As Sakinah Orphanage Home in Sabindo, Kinarut, recently.

She said it was also to commemorate Teacher’s Day.

The sixth formers led by Diyanah Qusyairah binti Mohd Fauzi managed to raise RM640 in Duit Raya, RM130 for goodie bags and RM450 for a sumptuous meal of Nasi Minyak Kurma Ayam Talam (rice and chicken korma) served in a huge platter to be shared by the children. 

The style of eating was chosen to build better rapport between the children and the students, Audrey explained. 

“I believe hands-on experience always trumps theory. You can tell them to be good and do good but nothing can replace the euphoria of actually doing good, especially for those who need it the most,” she said.

Children at the Home were delighted with the visit and the food provided to them.  

Orphans at the Home breaking fast with food brought by the Form Six students.

Most importantly, they felt the love coming from the students who took the chance to eat together and mingle with the orphans.

“It was a learning curve for the students to see how these children live without one or both parents as well as being a reminder to be grateful for their own comfortable homes and loving families,” said Audrey.

She hoped such move would touch people, especially teachers, to create more opportunities for the students to give back to society. 

“The world would be a better place if we foster love and care, peace and hope among all strata of society,” said Audrey.



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