Friday, July 17, 2009

Good Deed followed by Good Food @ Pulau Aman

Lend a Helping Hand

It was a meaningful weekend…

Association Yee Ran Jing Sheh Handicapped Children’s Home has been around since end of 2002 around Bukit Tengah. They are an independent, non-governmental and non-profit association that is registered under the Jabatan Pendaftaran Pertubuhan Pulau Pinang. They basically provide shelter and care for the physically and mentally handicapped children and adults. Up to date, thay have 56 inmates living in this home.

Through observations at the home, it is to note that most of the inmates are bed-ridden and suffer from moderate cases of hydrocephalus (water build-up of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain leading to enlargement and swelling), rheumatoid arthritis (frozen and locked joints) and deformational posterior plagiocephaly (flat facial bones on the back of the forehead).

The committee members are dependent on funds raised through fairs, donations from various NGO organisations and on-off contributions from avid philanthropists. Donations from public can be rather sparse during non-festive season.

All contributions will be utilized for the expansion of the building and other daily use materials that they require.

Gurney-Hydro Club, in collaboration with Hydro Hotel, has visited the Association Yee Ran Jing Sheh Handicapped Children’s Home over the weekend.

In a short period of two weeks, we have raised a whooping RM 9,429 and collected donation in goods from friends and family.

This day would not have been successful if not for support and kind donations from the following:

A group of young & happening kind hearts from Gurney-Hydro Club
Hydro Hotel – GM & staffs
Pentamaster – CEO & staffs
UMW – Sam & colleagues
Agilent – Weng Keong & colleagues
KCS Electrical Sdn Bhd
Sofresh Marketing Sdn Bhd
GST Fine Foods Sdn Bhd
Yogee Enterprise
D’Quest Venture
..…and many more kind individuals

After some good deed, we headed off to Pulau Aman for some good food followed by a Toastmasters meeting. Hmmmm? Now, who says Toastmasters ain’t fun? Our pictures says it all.

Everyone was waiting for the boat to arrive at the Jetty. We were so excited when the boat arrive. Little did we realized, we left Lynda and Weng Keong behind. (Of course we went back to get them)

The boat ride only took us about 10 minutes to get us over to Pulau Aman.

Soo Huey and my personal favourite is the Mee Udang Goreng. Yuuuummmmm...
After our makan session, we continue with the usual Toastmasters meeting.

Kyle doing his Speech Project No 4 on "How to Say It". Title of his speech was “Waking Up in Turpan”. Hehe, dunno what’s Turpan, well, too bad, you’ve got to be present to find out more.

As for Joanne, thanks for sharing with us on tips on what's required for Humourous Speech Competition.

Just look at her facial expression, you would have known how interesting the “Battle of the Sexes” was :)

Word of the Day by Sam – “KIND”. In French translation by Jacques – “gentil”.

After evaluations and all, we left for Penang about 4:30pm.

That afternoon, we all went home happily knowing that we have all done our little part to change someone else's life. Thanks again for those that had contributed in every ways.

That’s it for now…. Till we blog again. Tada~