Art

When it is hazy outside and you’re feeling a little blue inside, what do you do?

You make your very own RAINBOW! Yes, this week our children made their very own rainbow using strips of coloured paper.

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The Leaping Ping-pong Ball

Our children used their force of air to make the ping pong ball jump from one cup to another.

They puffed and puffed. Pheww! That was hard work!

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Ludo for Children with Special Needs

This week, we played Ludo with our children here at Sri Eden!

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Board games have been known to help instill many skills for children to develop, regardless of age. They help teach our children to:

Take turns

Children learn to cultivate patience and wait for their turn. They prompt their friends by calling their name, when it’s their turn to move. This encourages children to communicate with one another.

Improve maths knowledge

Educational board games teach children the basic counting skills and descending skills quickly.

Gain knowledge of basic concepts

Children learn to follow the rules of the board game, play fairly and understand the nature of the game. They learn to keep tabs on their colour and move their respective blocks at the right time.

Grammar and vocabulary

Children have the opportunities to learn correct grammar and vocabulary. E.g. “Please pass me the dice. Whose turn is it?” They learn to cheer for their friends by imitating the teacher’s vocal expressions. E.g. “Common! You can do it!”.

Social Skills

Board games encourage children to be more sociable, allow them to use their own language to interact, communicate with freedom of speech. Some children with poor language command and bad manners may emerge during playtime. However, teachers and older kids will be able to correct younger children and lead them to speak good English and behave well. They learn to make friends easily, play comfortably with anyone regardless of races or religion or the color of the skin. Social skills also includes an exchange of non-verbal language. Children who have no speech in our centre may also join in and have the opportunity to learn new skills!

Recognition of colours

Ludo introduces 4 colours (green, blue, yellow, red). By repeated pronunciation of the colour, and indication (by pointing at their colour blocks),

young children learn to identify and recognize colours confidently.

 

Sports Practice 2015

Sri Eden had their annual sports practice from the 17th to the 20th of March 2015 at SMK Sri Mutiara. Our children were divided into two groups according to their skills and abilities: junior group and senior group. We focused on teaching them the basics of playing basketball, as a team.

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Welcoming the Year of the Wooden Goat at Genting

Chinese New Year is a Chinese festival which marks the start of a new year. This festivity is the time for family and friends to gather and reunite, which is the most fundamental part of the New Year. 
Resort Communication and Public Relations Department of Genting Malaysia Berhad took this favorable time to invite 10 organizations to unite along in welcoming the “Year of the Wooden Goat”. These organizations consists of underprivileged children and senior citizens from all over Malaysia.
On 28th February 2015, at 8:30 am, 29 students and 14 caretakers boarded the bus provided by Resort World Genting with excitement. A handful of parents from Sri Eden volunteered themselves to assist our children during this event and they were assigned to certain children to look after. Sri Eden would like to thank those parents who did a tremendous job.
This 6 hour event included the Lion Dance and ‘Choi Sen Yeh’ to usher the Guest of Honor, Puan Sri Cecilia Lim, wife of respectable Chairman and chief executive of Genting Malaysia Berhad. The children were also entertained with performances by the Artiste group and magic show.
The lunch provided were food heaven! Our children were blessed to be able to choose from a vast variety of food ranging from local, Western and Japanese cuisine. Our children were especially attracted to the dessert section.
In line with the Chinese tradition, angpows and goodie bags were personally handed to each child by Puan Sri Cecilia Lim. 
In the evening, the children watched the long awaited Ultraman Live Show. During the show they were extremely joyous and they were on high spirits.

We would like to thank the management of Resorts World Genting for this invitation.

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Hasbro Day of Joy

In conjunction with Hasbro’s second Golden Day of Joy, employees worldwide extended the joy to charitable organisations around the world. Sri Eden, was very fortunate to be one of the organisations invited to celebrate this joyful occasion, in Malaysia. 
On the 4th of December 2014, Hasbro Toy (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. spread the cheer to children and young adults with special needs at the Community park in Taman Mutiara Barat. From playing games with the children to providing meals, the true spirit of volunteerism from all 25 staff members of Hasbro, made a difference in the lives of these children. Our children, along with guardians and teachers got together in fellowship. With an aim to help bring joy to children, on a large scale, Hasbro certainly made a positive impact to the community. Thank you Hasbro!

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Luncheon by the Bukit Jalil Golf and Country Resort

30 students from Sri Eden were invited to a Christmas luncheon by the Bukit Jalil Gold and Country Resort on the 29th of November 2014. Our children performed a dance during the event. Music and dance has opened an avenue for our children to express ourself. It was a joyful way to celebrate the festive season! We would like to thank the Bukit Jalil Golf and Country Club for having us.

 

EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIP : FARM IN THE CITY

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

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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” at UCSI

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!