* An article written by Volunteer : Joey Chua
Cornerstone Children’s Home in Semenyih, Selangor, was greeted by a group of warm-hearted volunteers from the Hong Leong Financial Group on the 7th of June 2014 morning to lend a helping hand in the Shelter Care Project organized by Habitat for Humanity Malaysia, which mainly involved painting, cleaning and gardening.
After the caretaker's delightful welcome speech, the volunteers were divided into groups and proceed with their respective activities. At roughly 10am the volunteers enthusiastically indulged in their respective work, ranging from painting the gate and pillars to gardening and planting. In the meantime the children were overwhelmed by the cotton candy and popcorn stalls, Henna art hand design as well as the entertaining clown who put wide smiles on the children’s faces.
After a couple of hours of genuine effort, the volunteers’ work finally came to an end. During the get-together session with the children, the President of Hong Leong Financial Group presented their contributions which included essential items like clothing to the children’s home. As a token of appreciation for the generosity of the Hong Leong Financial Group, the children entertained the volunteers with musical performance.
The day ended with a photo-taking session of the volunteers and the children, followed by lunch served by the caterer. That was surely a day filled with joy and great memories, not to mention a one-of-its-kind experience for both the children and the volunteers.