On the 14th of December 2014, hands of hope organised a charity musical night at the Le Quadri Ballroom, UCSI Campus Kuala Lumpur. The objective of the event was to raise funds to bring a change in these childrens’ life through music. With an aim of bringing hope for tomorrow through music, the money raised was used to purchase musical instruments for 3 organisations. Sri Eden was blessed to be one of the 3 beneficiaries. Highlights of the event included musical performances by the children from the Chin Children Organisation, a leading center for the Myanmar Refugee Children. Guests were also entertained by a classy Jazz performance from the UCSI students. Apart from all, the award presentation ceremony was the most anticipated agenda of the night. 4 children from Sri Eden were chosen to be presented with awards for their outstanding performance. Our children felt truly inspired to be acknowledged for their hard work. Even through they were not able to express it in words, their smiles conveyed a message of excitement and gratitude. With a grateful heart, we at Sri Eden would like to thank all parties involved for this opportunity.
Date : 30th Nov 2013
Time : 7:30am – 11:30am
Venue : Neighborhood of Sri Eden, Cheras
Sport practices, from 8 am to 11.30 am are on Saturdays 9th, 16th and 23rd November in Sri Eden
Volunteers are needed!!!
1. To help train the children on a One-To-One basis, as many of this children need help to identify the difference between passing, throwing and bouncing, and also to help them manoeuvre the obstacle course set for the activity.
We are still looking for 6 volunteers for this category. The commitment is that you have to come for the next 3 Saturdays and the sport day. You will get to know the children better, and help them to be prepared for the activities.
They need your patience.
2. To be games masters, as there will be three courts playing activities simultaneously. There’s 3 games per court. The games master would also need a team to help him/her set up the activities in the quickest fashion, and also another team to tally the points. There’ll be about 7 per court, which makes it a total of 21 volunteers needed.
Your commitment is to come on the 16th, 23rd and 30th November. They’ll need to get familiarised with the games and the scoring, as well as setting up in the quickest fashion.
3. Photographers – as the children can get easily distracted with the presence of their parents, we need photographers to move around snapping pictures, rather than the parents.
We are still looking for about 2 more volunteers to help us with this. Your commitment is on the 30th November only.
4. We also need help to manage our PA system. We’ll be trying to rent an external system, and be needing at least 2 people to help man it. Your commitment is on the 30th November only.
You can contact either
Vicky 018- 323 5585
STANDARD Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad recently set up a computer laboratory for Pusat Jagaan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Sri Eden (Sri Eden Centre for Children with Special Needs) under its charitable arm Standard Chartered Trust Fund (SCTF).
SCTF chairman and the bank’s managing director and chief executive officer Osman Morad said that there were limited resources as well as limited learning and development facilities for children with special needs.
“We aim to provide support for special needs children in this centre by providing them with learning enhancement programmes,” said Osman.
“We have been in Malaysia for 136 years and as part of the community, we appreciate the trust we have received, and are committed to repaying that trust in kind.”
He also added that it could be costly to implement a learning programme that provided trained teachers for such children.
The centre in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, managed by the Sri Eden Welfare Association of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, is for children with diverse learning difficulties.
The new computer lab at the centre is equipped with desktop computers, learning software and other education materials that will encourage and enhance learning opportunities for the more than 38 special needs children.
The lab is also installed with the Fitzroy programme, a systematic phonics method that teaches special needs children how to read quickly while having fun.
This international learning method helps to increase the writing and reading comprehension of special needs children.
The association’s president Ron Hee Yoon Choy said that special needs children deserved the same learning development opportunities.
“We are very grateful to benefit from this programme … it will inevitably help to enhance the programmes catered towards helping children cope with their learning difficulties,” he said.
This initiative was made possible through the SCTF’s Youth, Health and Education programme.
This programme was first introduced in 2009 and saw the bank setting up a similar laboratory for Persatuan Dyslexia Malaysia two years ago.
To date, SCTF has disbursed RM95,730 benefiting more than 200 special needs children.