Thursday, September 24, 2015

Smart Reader Celebrates Mid-Autum Festival with Ti-Ratana Welfare Society

Mid-Autumn Festival is here. Just 2 days left but my Little Angels started to play lanterns and enjoy having delicious mooncakes. Lots of activities awaits all of you as not only Chinese is celebrating it now, Indians and Malays too will join in the lantern parade organised by shopping complex i.e. 1U, Publika, Tropicana City Mall, Bangsar Village and lots more. 

On Wednesday night, 23rd September, me and my Little Angels were invited to cover a charity event organised by Smart Reader Worldwide as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to foster harmonious relationships with the society, to promote the spirit of giving and sharing and to give back the community. The underprivileged children from Ti-Ratana Welfare Society celebrated this festival together with the staff and children from Smart Reader Kids.
Children eagerly putting their hands up to answer the questions
To win some prizes, just name this
Spotted Fairy, Batwoman and Nemo interacting with children to giveaway prizes
After the interacting session with the children, the event start of with the speech from Mr Kevan Ong, Executive Director of Smart Reader Worldwide.
Mr Kevan Ong, Executive Director of Smart Reader Worldwide 
After the speech, exciting activities include Storytelling of the Legend of the Moon Festival, performances by Smart Reader Kids Selayang Jaya and Bukit Sri Bintang, Kepong, Mooncake Eating Competition, Pick-It-Up Competition and the Best Lantern Competition were organised on that day.
Children and teacher performed a Nemo dance
2 Fairies gave a great singing performance
Boys performed a "Rock and Roll" dance that amaze the audiences
The children enthralled the audiences with their confident, disciplined and well-trained performances. Using the Smart Reader Creative Teaching Methodology, the comprehensive curriculum of Smart Reader Kids focuses on shaping the overall potential of children. Beside academic excellence, their programme also gives importance to the children's social development. 
Fathers compete with each other to win the mooncake eating contest
Mommies had to pick-up the ball using chopstick. Judges counting the balls to decide the winners
Guess who had the most creative lanterns among all the kids to win the prizes
Teachers and parents cheering as loud as they could to support the participants
Even a grandfather was so supportive to cheer for his grandson
Smart Reader Worldwide hopes to imbibe positive calues in the children by encouraging them to lend a hand to the less fortunate. The children are happy to become little CSR ambassadors and the staff adopt the values of CSR with commitment and passion. A good education for them to start of.


Dato' Sri Dr Richard Ong, co-founder and CEO of Smart Reader Worldwide also presented a cheque amounting to RM2,000.00 to Ti-Ratana Welfare Society, a home for neglected children and their mother, orphanages and homes for the elderly. They shelter more than 150 children. Every month expenses could reach up to RM100,000.00 and they're funded entirely from individual and corporation's donations. All donations are welcome and they can be contacted at 03-79881818 and their HQ is at Desa Petaling. Check out their Facebook page HERE.
Dato' Sri Dr Richard presented the cheque to Madam Leing Lein, representative from Ti-Ratana with Mr Kevan Ong and Datin Sri Dato' Dr KH Wong, Group Executive Director and the children from Ti-Ratana
The organisation hopes to help more children to gain equal access to quality early childhood education. The organisation has also initiated the Hope Channel, an extension of the National One Child One Hope Education Foundation to fulfill the wishes of needy individuals and make their lives more meaningful. 
Congrats to the top 3 of the creative lantern contest
Congrats to all the winners of Mooncake Eating, Pick-It-Up and lantern contest
Smart Reader Mascots
For more information on Smart Reader Worldwide's programmes or vents, do call them up at 03-62795555 or the SMARTLINE at 1300885555. You can visit their WEBSITE and FACEBOOK.
Parents and kids prepared for the lantern parade
Datin Sri with the teachers with their lantern
Its great to start of the children when they're young so that they'll learned to help those unfortunate. Moral reasoning and moral emotions will help the development of the children in their donating behaviour. It gives our children a powerful boost in self-esteem to help others. When you help a child help others, you're helping to create a better world. Hopefully my Little Angels learned something here and when they grow up, they'll make a different in someone's life.
WJ with his lantern prepared for the parade.







23 comments:

  1. wow nice event, my friends kids study there too.

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  2. This is so good for the kids. I remember going for one of their classes when i was young :)

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  3. Never heard of this place! Thx for sharing im gonna check it out for my son though its still too early Now hehe in the near near future. Thanks!

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  4. This is very good activity for kids to learning. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Nice event and write up! Thanks a bunch! :)

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  6. Wow so much fun..even the dads get a go at it.

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  7. I bet your angels had a wonderful time. Happy Mooncake festival in advance to your family! :)

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  8. Looks happening. Happy mooncake festival dear

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  9. Looks happening. Happy mooncake festival dear

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  10. Omg I spotted someone with a minion lantern hahaha! And that's one epic angel costume

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  11. Wow! Such a fun time uh! Your kids must be enjoying so much!

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  12. Aww how cute r these child! Bet they have a lot of fun there! Great event btw ;)

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  13. How wonderful that these less fortunate kids are not forgotten as we celebrate the auspicious mid-autumn festival. I can see the bright smiles on their faces.

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  14. This is great to celebrate the festival with kids to enjoy. Wish we can organize such a great event.

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  15. This is a very noble activity to cultivate the charitable habit in children since young. Hope that more company will have such events.

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  17. It is very good that they organized a festive celebration event and get all kids and the parents together. Fun and bravo event to attend!
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  18. This is a great charity event! Very fun for the kids!

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  19. Looks like a real fun event to celebrates mid autumn! Miss playing the lantern during childhood. The performance looks awesome to!

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  20. Such a wonderful and meaningful event by Smart Reader, to celebrate the reunion festival together with the unfortunate groups, bravo :)

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  21. Meaningful and nice event Jane. Next time I want to join too.

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  22. i love a preschool that has so many extra curricular activities besides the academic part only, definitely great to develop a well rounded kid

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  23. Love mooncake celebration for smart readers.. Bet the kids have fun!

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