Kiwanis Club treat Peryatim children to a day of art

Children from Peryatim posing for a photo with Kiwanis Club of Kuching City.

By Wilfred Pilo

KUCHING: Kiwanis Club of Kuching City (KCKC) brought cheer to 30 children aged between 7-12 years old from Sarawak Orphans Welfare Organisation (Peryatim) through artwork.

Club Charter President Chua Hua Beng said that the arts workshop they held at Kompleks Kebajikan Laila Taib here today was part of their mission to develop resources that transform the goodwill and vision of Kiwanians into programmes that serve the children of the world.

“We are very moved and happy that we can focus on the development of practical skills of children, especially the challenged and the less fortunate,” he told DayakDaily after their workshop titled “A Day in Arts”.

“It was thrilling to have talented individuals in Kuching where they are movers of their respective industries like arts, music, health, agriculture, food and beverages sharing their skills and exposing these young people to their field of expertise,” he added.

Chua (right) handing a certificate of appreciation to Mohammad Shamsuddin.

Chua said that this kind of exposure was an alternative to conventional academics the children are given different challenges, environment and opportunities.

He thanked fellow Kiwanian of KCKC Jong Mey Sien for leading the workshop themed “Sarawak” and also Acting Manager of the complex Nurie Hadi Latip and their assistant manager Mohammad Shamsudin Sanusi.

KCKC is affiliated to Kiwanis International and is an international service club founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan. It is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, and is found in more than 80 nations and geographic areas. — DayakDaily