KUALA LUMPUR, 23 May 2018 – Celebrating the Ramadan spirit of sadaqah (giving), the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) hosted its 11th annual buka puasa gathering recently. This year, the Centre welcomed 94 children from Living Hope* and Yayasan Generasi Gemilang (GG)**, as well as 32 National Kidney Foundation (NKF)*** Malaysia patients and their families to an evening of fun and festivities.
Kicking off the exciting gathering, Batik Guild representatives, the Centre’s team members and media friends led the young VIPs in creating colourful ‘Hari Raya-themed’ batik pieces! All guests were then treated to the Centre’s ‘A Nostalgic Ramadan Journey’, a sumptuous buka puasa feast featuring a delectable spread of mouth-watering signature dishes and hometown favourites specially prepared by its award-winning Chefs.
Elaborating on the special occasion, the Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor, explained, “It is always a pleasure to host this event and something we look forward to every year. It’s great to see so much joy and happiness filling our venue when the children are here enjoying the activities and buka puasa. We are proud to be hosting our 11th consecutive buka puasa gathering and believe our partnership with Living Hope, Yayasan Generasi Gemilang and National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Malaysia will continue to flourish for many years to come.”
Thanking the Centre for hosting this annual treat, Founder and Chairman of Living Hope, Dr Peggy Wong, said “The Centre really outdo themselves every year, bringing joy and smiles to the children with their creative and fun activities. It is always wonderful to see an organisation like the Centre embracing the spirit of Ramadan and sharing the festive season with the underprivileged. The children love coming to the Centre’s buka puasa treat, especially those (children) who are breaking fast outside the home for the first time.”
Echoing Wong’s comments, GG’s Founder, Mr Daniel Tan, shared, “The Centre’s fun-filled activities and delicious feast is always one of the highlights for the children. More importantly, they are given the opportunity to experience the "berbuka puasa" (breaking of fast) culture with muslim friends, instilling the value of respect and understanding from a young age.”
The evening ended with Pryor and the senior management team handing out sweet treats courtesy of the Culinary team, and duit raya to the young VIPs from Living Hope and GG, as well as NKF patients and their families.
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*Living Hope is a charitable organisation whose mission is to provide food and education and to act as an education resource centre for children from hardcore poor families around the country.
**Yayasan Generasi Gemilang (GG) is a foundation whose vision is inspired by Love to raise an exemplary next generation and empower families. Its mission is to improve the lives of under-served children and families by increasing access to quality education. These are children and families from urban low-income and rural communities, under-served institutions and schools. Governed by a Board of Trustees, GG is based in the Klang Valley and conducts services throughout Malaysia.
***NKF is a non-profit charity organisation that opened the doors if its first dialysis centre at Jalan Hang Lekiu, Kuala Lumpur in 1993. Over the years, NKF has grown tremendously with the support of many parties. NKF has expanded its role from being just a dialysis treatment provider, to becoming a one-stop national resource centre for all kidney-related matters.
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