PSA president Calvin Yeoh said this is their first charity project since the association was formed in mid-2007, adding, “We also presented a motivational talk to the secondary-school children to tell them why we are taking up studies at WOU and how education is always very important to find success in life.”
The PSA team hosted a colouring contest for the younger kids and quizzes for the older ones, with prizes awarded to the winners. They also gave out small gifts to all 42 children living at the home.
The WOU students are studying various programmes through open and distance learning (ODL), where they are able to work and study at the same time. Yeoh said that they were happy to spend the few hours with the children despite being busy with assignments, work, family commitments and personal activities.
“Lifelong learning is only complete when we share ourselves with the less fortunate,” quipped Esther Tham, PSA assistant treasurer.
WOU, a private, not-for-profit educational institution tuition for working adults, aims to help elevate the economic status of workers by offering them second chances to further their higher education and enhance their professional career.