The Yayasan held a 2 day 01 night English Language Fun Learning Camp for 35 underprivileged children from Rumah Nur Salam & Rumah Anak Yatim Shifa’ on 01-02 December 2009 at Selesa Resort, Bukit Tinggi, Pahang Darul Makmur.

FOTY Iskander conducting a quiz

Friends of the Yayasan (FOTY), Iskander, Feisal & Greg, organized lots of fun activities for the children, with the help of Selesa Resort’s Recreation dept. led by Encik Adee Roslan. There was a General Knowledge quiz and a telematch on the afternoon of the first day.

The children participating in the telematch games

Another fun game for the kids

YTAH Vice Chairman Azizuddin bin Abdul Hamid together with Ellina, Iskander & Leia sharing a light moment while watching the Monkey race

The ‘Giant Slipper’ race was another fun game

The children and Friends of the Yayasan performed solat jemaah Maghrib together at Surau Nurul Iman. This was followed by a special barbecue dinner. After dinner, the children ‘chilled’ by playing a variety of traditional games like congkak, carrom, darts and also table tennis. Then they had an ‘unplugged’ singing practice session for their performance the following day.

The delicious barbecue dinner

Everyone getting ready to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to 7yr old Nana (second from right, front row in pink shirt) from Rumah Nur Salam, whose birthday was on 1st Dec. FOTY Leia presented Nana with a cuddly teddy bear

An ‘unplugged’ music rehearsal after the barbecue dinner

Everyone was up early the next morning for a hearty breakfast. Then it was another round of fun and games playing ‘Capture the Flag’ which involved spraying each other with water guns.
The fun continued with everyone jumping into the swimming pool and enjoying exclusive use of the whole pool area and cooling off under the water fountains.

Everyone splashing around in the pool under the water fountains

Lunch was another occasion for joy and celebration. There was plenty of delicious food to eat and there was also a graduation ceremony whereby each child was conferred a Certificate of Achievement for participating in the Learning Camp.

The children entertaining the guests of honour comprising the management staff of Selesa Resort, with their rendition of ‘Belaian Jiwa’ and ‘Heal The World’

YTAH Vice Chairman, Azizuddin bin Abdul Hamid addressing the children at the Graduation ceremony. He reminded the children how everyone at YTAH constantly regarded them as their own children — “Kami menganggap adik-adik semua seperti anak-anak dan kaum keluarga kami sendiri yang kami redhai dan kasihi, dan kami senantiasa berdo’a agar adik-beradik semua akan membesar dengan bijaksana dan menjadi rakyat Malaysia yang bertanggung jawab dan berguna kepada masyarakat”.

In keeping with the tradition of all Yayasan events, each child was presented with a token sum of RM10.00 pocket money, a gift and encouraged to fill their loot bag with as many sweets and chocolates from the confectionery ‘mountain’.

The General Manager of Selesa Resort, En. Mohd. Mushaini bin Jeram presenting certificates to the children

Then it was time to bid farewell. Exhausted but happy, many of the children fell asleep on the way back in the various cars ferried by the Friends of the Yayasan.

Many thanks to FOTY Iskander, Feisal & Greg for helping to fetch the Nur Salam children and bring them all the way to Selesa Resort and then send them back again. A big Thank You also to Greg’s parents, Mr. Peter & Mrs. Ruby Eu for so kindly providing the use of their MPV for the duration of the camp.