It was a bright Sunday morning on 22 April 2014 when 20 members of the Social
Society set out by school bus to Taman Cheras for a good cause: to visit the
orphans in Rumah Sayang. The Teacher-Advisors who accompanied these caring
students were Jenny Ling and John Khoo.
The school bus arrived at the venue at
about 10 a.m. The Matron, Mrs Edwards, was there to welcome us. The orphans had
lined up in the hall waiting for us. The welcome we received from them was very
warm and touching.
We started off with an ice-breaking
session. Then, we taught them how to make paper cranes which were stuffed into a
lovely glass bottle. It was a lot of fun especially towards the end. As for
performances, we witnessed one the orphans, June, dancing to a hip-hop song and
7-year-old Barry sang a Japanese song.
The children were really adorable. There
was a little boy named Rick, who stuck to June and liked sitting on her lap.
There were other volunteers there on that day too. There was one group of people
who gave them haircuts. Another group of volunteers gave them tuition lessons.
The trip ended with a lot of hugs, goodbyes and a huge group picture.
Overall, it was a great and enjoyable experience and I think some of us are
already thinking of visiting them again soon.