Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Rumah Hope Visitation

     On the 26th of December 2015, 6 Leos visited Rumah Hope from 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. The aim of the project was to spend some quality time with the children whose ages ranged from 13 to 16. We first volunteered to help clean the home by sweeping the dusty floors. Next, we taught the children how to make crane origami using coloured papers. Each of them wrote their wishes and ambitions on pieces of paper that were then folded into the shape of cranes. Some of the children were having a hard time folding the paper into cranes but we continued instructing them with care and patience. A container was prepared so that they could place their paper cranes in it.  

     Overall, it was a successful project as everything went on very smoothly. It was also a joyful, heart-warming experience and we were honoured and happy to be able to help the orphans. For us, making one person smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but definitely their world.

Report by,
Leo Agnes Lim.

Photos taken during the project,

A Leo sweeping the floor at the home.
Children writing down their wishes and ambitions on pieces of paper.
A container full of paper cranes made by the children.
The Leos and children after the project.

Project Mistletoe

     On the 21st of December 2015, 10 Leos visited Trinity Care Centre from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This “Spotlight On Children” project was a joint effort with the Leo Clubs of SMK La Salle Petaling Jaya and SMK La Salle Klang. There were about 12 kids from the orphanage ranging from 6 to 15 years old. After a brief ice-breaking session, we started our first game with the children, Christmas-related charades. The children had a fun time acting out the words that were given and also guessing the words that their friends and some Leos had acted out. 

     Afterwards, we moved on to our second game which was a quiz game. We asked them a few questions that were also related to Christmas and the kids had to ask around for the answers. Some kids even intelligently took the questions to Google! After the informative game that benefited both the orphans and Leos, we had a game of “Musical Chairs” and then had a quick break to drink some water and also to enjoy the scrumptious sandwiches prepared by two of the Leos.
     After all of us had sufficient rest, we started our fourth game which was “Ice and Water”. This game was explained and the children and Leos were divided into two groups, one being “Ice” and the other being “Water”. It was a very exhilarating and tiring game as it required a lot of running but nevertheless, everyone had the time of their lives. The children seemed not to run out of energy as they ran around and chased each other while some were slightly out of breath. Later, we launched into our last game, “Poison Ball”. The Leos, although tired, participated in the game and kept up with the happy children who seemed to have an endless amount of energy.
     At 5.00 pm, we said our goodbye’s to the children and we thanked the caretakers of the home for hosting us and welcoming us into their homes with open arms. Overall, the project was a successful and meaningful one for us as we learned that we should never take anything for granted and to enjoy the excitement of adventure. We hope to return to the orphanage and see the children’s cheerful smiles again. Merry Christmas!

Report by,
Leo Jaimie Richards.

Photos taken during the project,

A child acting out a word during the game of charades.
Children participating in a game of "Musical Chairs".
The Leos and children before a game.
The Leos and children after the project.

Leo International Relationship Camp 4

On the 11th to 13th of December 2015, 9 Leos attended the 4th Leo International Relationship Camp themed S.W.A.G. that was held in Brindley Training & Camp in Port Dickson, Malaysia. The theme, S.W.A.G., is an acronym for the phrase "Serving With A Goal". This camp was a District 308 B2 Region 5 project jointly-organised by the Leo Clubs of Metro Methodist College Kuala Lumpur, Sunway Metro (O), Portman College Metro, SMK Taman SEA, SMK Assunta, Sri Kuala Lumpur, SMK Seksyen 4 Bandar Kinrara, SMK USJ4, SMK La Salle PJ, SMK Seafield, and SMK Bandar Utama 3. Joining us all the way from Sri Lanka were 4 Leos from the Leo Club of Nawala Metro together with Lion Buddhika. The camp was a highly-successful as we gained valuable experience as well as bonded with the other Leos. We hope this camp will continue to be organised for many more years to come. ROAR!

Report by,
Leo Sheryn Chong.

Photos taken during the event,

A group photo of all the Leos who attended the camp.
The Leos with Lion Baki Zainal (black shirt).
The Leos with District Chairperson for Region 5, Lion Alan Thoo.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Leo Christmas Charity Bazaar 2015

On the 4th to 6th and 11th to 13th of December 2015, 6 Leos helped out at the Leo Christmas Charity Bazaar 2015 held at Tropicana City Mall from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. This bazaar was a joint effort along with our sister clubs, the Leo Clubs of Petaling Jaya Integrity, SMK Taman SEA, SMK Damansara Jaya, and SMK Taman Petaling. The aim of this bazaar was to raise funds for five orphanages; Rumah Kids, Trinity Community Centre, Precious Children’s Home, House of Joy, and Agathians Shelter. 

     Items sold at the bazaar spanned from accessories, clothes, arts and craft, plush toys, and many more. The bazaar also held a “Secret Santa”, where members of the public could buy a gift for any of the children from the five orphanages. There was also a wish list made by the children for reference. By the end of the bazaar, we had managed to collect gifts for 155 children from the five orphanages.

     Overall, the bazaar was a highly-successful project. The Leos were able to put their skills into practice by handling customers and bond with the other Leos. We would like to thank all who had visited and supported this Christmas Charity Bazaar and spread the joy of Christmas to those who are less fortunate. We hope to make this bazaar an annual project with our sister clubs! ROAR!

Report by,
Leo Sheryn Chong.

Photos taken during the project,
An overview of the venue of the bazaar at Tropicana City Mall on the 1st Floor.
Leos during the bazaar.
Leos from the organising Leo clubs after the bazaar.

International Leo Day 2015 - District 308 B2 Malaysia Region 5 (Petaling Jaya)

On the 5th of December every year, Leos across the globe celebrate the International Leo Day, a day that commemorates the formation of the first Leo Club in the world. In conjunction with this celebration, the Leo Club of SMK Assunta, Leo Club of Seksyen 4 Bandar Kinrara, Leo Club of La Salle Petaling Jaya, Leo Club of Serdang, Leo Club of Petaling Jaya Integrity, and Leo Club of Taman Petaling had organised a Leo Day event in Petaling Jaya at the Centre Atrium of Tropicana City Mall. 

     The event was held in Tropicana City Mall from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. First, we had a booth set up with photos depicting the activities that were carried out by the Leo Clubs. We also had several performances followed by explanations about the Leo Club, aim, and purpose of the club by the Organising Chairperson. In the midst of it all, Leos walked around the shopping mall distributing recycle bags for free and selling cookies while also promoting Leo Day to the public. The aim was to encourage the use of recycle bags instead of plastic bags especially during grocery shopping. 

     Overall, the event was a successful one. Our booth sparked a curiosity amongst members of the public and they were delighted to receive a free recycle bag with the message “Give Green A Chance”. They were also more informed of the aim, purpose, and activities of the Leo Clubs, which fulfils our objective. We, on behalf of all the clubs involved, would like to thank all who came and supported our joint event. We, the Leo Club of SMK Assunta, would also like to thank the organising clubs for their dedication and hard work to making this event a success. May we continue to make a difference and serve the community together! ROAR!

Report by,
Leo Sheryn Chong. 

Photos taken during the event,
The booth set up with photos of activities done by the Leo Clubs.
The emcee of the day with the Organising Chairperson of the event.
Leos giving a recycle bag to a young boy.