Sri Eden organized a trip to the ‘Farm in the City‘ at Sri Kembangan, Selangor on the 3rd of October, 2014. Our children had a chance to get up close and personal with more than 100 species of animals ranging from usual farm animals to rare and exotic ones, like the ancient ‘Dinosaur Turtle’. Apart from that, they had a chance to feed thousands of Koi fish at the pond and catch little fishes in a drain. Parents and caregivers of our children also joined in on this exciting trip. it was a fun filled day for all! A big THANK YOU to our sponsor for making it an enjoyable trip.
Best Buddies Friendship Walk 2014
Best Buddies is a non-profit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. UCSI University is the only college in Malaysia that had been identified to offer this program to special needs youths.
Sri Eden is proud to be identified as the only centre, for now, to be a part of this pilot program in efforts to create an opportunity for our children to socialize with peers of their age.
The community will benefit from their participation through their new acceptance of diversity and knowledge of children with special needs.
The BEST BUDDIES FRIENDSHIP WALK, which was held at Taman Tasik Permaisuri on the 6th of September 2014 kick started with entertaining performances by invited guests; Clarence Kang, an accomplished pianist who is Autistic and, Bracez, a violinist. 15 children from Sri Eden along with their loving families participated in the walk.
Sri Eden would once again, like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to UCSI, Best Buddies Club for sharing this opportunity with our children and their families!
“My One-Day Unilife” is an event organized by UCSI, aimed at giving children and adolescence an opportunity to experience the life of a university student, beginning right from enrolment up to graduation. Nine children from Sri Eden were selected to participate in this event, which was held on the 17th of January 2014 (Saturday): Kenneth Toh, Lee Luoh Yi, Ny Chee Hoong, Kong Chan Weng, Jeff Lee, Loo Kah Fai, Lam Ka Hoe and Kok Wei Xin.
The children gathered at UCSI at 8:30am for registration. They were each given a name tag with their group numbers printed on it. Soon after, the children gathered at the indoor basketball court for the group orientation. They played a few games and danced along with children from other organizations before returning to their respective groups.
Each child attended two different lectures, which suited their age and interest. Among the lectures held where Architecture, Music, Fashion Design and Engineering. Each lecture session lasted for about an hour. There were 15-20 children in each lecture hall. Each child from our center was facilitated by a buddy. The really cold air-conditioned lecture halls did not stop the children from expressing their passion and creativity during lectures. They were inspired to learn and make new friends!
During the lecture on architecture, pictures of the atap house and skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur were projected. 9-year old Jeff Lee looked at the pictures and said “architecture… change the house!”. 10-year old Lam Ka Hoe said “architecture… build buildings”. Despite having learning disabilities, our children were able to actively engage in the lecture content.
After lunch at 12pm, the children were told to get started on making their very own graduation hat using black sugar paper. The proud graduates were called upon on stage to receive their certificate of participation, along with a goodie bag. In a nutshell, our children were able to experience little snapshots of milestones as a university student. We would like to wholeheartedly thank UCSI and their sponsors for this opportunity!