A fundraiser for a building extension project for the Penang Shan Children’s Home received a welcome boost when WOU’s on-campus learning full-time students raised about RM11,500 for the community-oriented initiative.
Fifty-five full-time students taking the co-curriculum course this year raised the amount for the home’s premise in Mount Erskine. They accomplished this mainly through a charity food fair and charity dinner.
The food fair organised by the students, themed ‘Lighting Up Lives’, was held at the main campus on March 12th. They sold cookies and drinks along with savouries and desserts to register a net profit of almost RM500.
They also raised a net total of about RM11,000 through the charity dinner at the Rainbow Paradise Hotel on April 3rd. About 280 students, guests and staff of WOU turned up. They included Vice Chancellor Prof Dato’ Dr Ho Sinn Chye, School of Foundation & Liberal Studies (SFLS) Deputy Dean Jasmine Emmanuel, and School of Business & Administration Deputy Dean Prakash V Arumugam.