By Najmi Mamat
GOMBAK, 4 April 2017: Doing charity aimed at helping underprivileged children for better education through non-government organisations turned out to be an exciting experience when students were given the opportunity to have fun with playing games.
Located at the Human Sciences building, three booths have been set up by the Secretariat of English Language Linguistics and Literature(ELITS) since yesterday providing the space for students to enjoy the table top, carnival and childhood traditional games.
Known as ‘Play for Charity’, it is a fundraising event where proceeds will go to The Budimas Charitable Foundation and Teach for Malaysia.
According to its programme manager, Farah Alya Faisal, the main objective of the event is to raise money for both the organisations to provide better education services.
“The Budimas Charitable Foundation is to cater for the Orang Asli or the aborigines while the Teach for Malaysia is to serve the primary and secondary school students,” she said.
“We want different ways of collecting funds for charity organisations, not just simply asking money from the public, but in a way that could attract people without they realising that they are doing this for charity at the same time,” she added.
After the opening ceremony of the Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences (IRKHS) Festival last night, this event represents one small activity which will last until 6 April, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Selecting non-mainstream games, which are table top games, namely, Code Names, Machi Koro, Sushi-Go-Party and Timeline, each game is worth as low as RM3 per person and participants are entitled to get discounts and free coupons.
Targeting around RM300 and above, Farah Alya advised students to come and enjoy the fun as it is not only for releasing stress, but also a good platform to gain new friends. ***