It was a fundraising fiesta for students of R.E.A.L International School, Cheras Campus as its annual Humanities Week rolled in to instill awareness and compassion amongst students to contribute in efforts to alleviate social issues. This year’s Humanities Week focused on shedding light on lives of the less fortunate and underprivileged. Specifically, the school partnered with World Vision Malaysia to provide assistance and aid to the impoverished children in Tulid, Sabah.
Throughout the week, students of Business Studies, Economics and Accounting worked together to organise food sales. They proactively prepared and sold various foods and drinks to raise funds while efficiently keeping record of the proceeds gathered from the sales. The menu on offer included carbonated sodas, mocktails, pizzas and hot dogs which managed to attract a host of hungry customers. To ensure a smooth and sufficient supply, pre-orders were taken two days prior and labeled tables were arranged on the day of the sales for collection purposes only.
The Humanitarian Week food sales proved to be a fruitful initiative as R.E.A.L International School, Cheras Campus successfully raised a total of RM 1,190; along with generous monetary donations from teachers. The funds were then presented to World Vision Malaysia in support of the organisation’s ‘Gift of Hope’ programme. This donation will enhance the quality of primary education for poor children by providing educational materials, teaching supplies, books and learning resources to facilitate a fun and stimulating learning environment through the use of better learning tools.
World Vision is a humanitarian body dedicated towards fighting poverty and inequality. The organisation offers aid for all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender and as of today, World Vision has assisted more than 100 million people through various development, humanitarian and emergency relief initiatives. Consisting of more than 45,000 staff from around the globe, the relief organisation is recognized as one of the largest in the world. In Malaysia, World Vision acts as an advocate for developing child sponsorship programmes which has now expanded to include community development and humanitarian efforts with the help of 50,000 Malaysians.