9 February 2018:
Underprivileged children welcome in the Year of the Dog with Budimas Charitable Foundation
In conjunction with the Lunar New Year, The Budimas Charitable Foundation organised a charity event to celebrate the Chinese New Year with three different charitable homes recently.
The event was attended by some 190 underprivileged children from three homes, including Joy to the World Community Services, Persatuan Kebajikan Rumah Victory Malaysia and Pusat Jagaan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Budimas Orion.
A traditional lion dance ceremony kicked off proceedings, leading right into a sumptuous buffet of Chinese fare.
A lantern making competition was next on the cards, with the children being split up into groups and given the task to make lanterns from scratch in under 30 minutes. The main aim here was to foster healthy relationships between children of different homes.
The guests and children were then entertained by the students of the Confucian Private Secondary School Kuala Lumpur with an exciting ‘Diabolo’ performance. The school was also one of the sponsors for this particular event. The night ended with the prize giving for the competition and ‘Angpow’ packets were given to all the children that attended the event.
During the welcome speech by Azlan Abdullah from the board of trustees of the Foundation, it was stated that at the beginning of 2016, The Budimas Home Charity Fund only supported 20 charity homes, and that this figure has increased considerably.
Due to the increase in funding by various donors and sponsors, the Foundation today supports 31 homes, and a total of 1,600 children up from the previous 1,000.