Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Volunteering at New Life Care Centre, a foster home for children

Saturday, 17th October: I spent the day at New Life Care Centre, a registered children's home with the Government Welfare Department and with the Registrar of Society (now known as Pertubuhan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Yatim dan Miskin Wawasan Port Dickson), which is located at Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. It is about two hours drive from Kuala Lumpur. The centre is founded in February 2007 by Pastor Paul Jegathesan and his wife Pastor Katherine.

I was volunteering as a photographer for their fund raising effort and Sean brought along workbooks published by his company, generously donated by Penerbit Pan Earth. Lenny (my older "evil twin" from Singapore) also came to show his support and he brought along three friends! They taught the children using the donated books.

The children came from poor and/or dysfunctional families. They range from 2 to 14 years old. They're very friendly and I was literally surrounded by them asking for their photos to be taken when they see how cool they look on camera! I could see that they had so much fun and I felt deeply satisfied.

In the upcoming post, I'll be showing more photos taken at the Home. Stay tuned!