Thursday, April 26, 2012

Walk A Mile In Their Shoes ....

Refugee children of Sekolah Tahfiz Hashimiah, Selayang
(Tersangat daif keadaan mereka) 

In striving towards a healthier lifestyle, there is nothing like a good, brisk walk to help shed the pounds. And if that walk happens to be in the name of charity, that's double the merit.  

If your schedule isn't too packed next week Saturday, come walk with us for a good cause. Those easy strides of yours may well enable some needy kids to attend school properly equipped and attired, and on a full stomach too. 

"A Mile For A Smile" is a 3.3km walkathon bringing together Muslim Aid Malaysia Humanitarian Foundation (Muslim Aid) and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) as joint collaborators, to raise money for an education fund currently being planned by Muslim Aid for orphans and underprivileged children. 

The walkathon is an effort by 'Euphoria Event', a student group under UiTM's Bachelor of Event Management (honours) programme. The course is meant to train undergraduates into becoming competent event managers, planners and coordinators.  

It will be held on Saturday May 5, 2012, at Taman Metropolitan, a landscaped theme urban park spread over 117 hectares in Kepong, on the fringes of the city. 

The recreational park with an excellent trail is well-known to city dwellers as the place where kite fanciers gather (by the side of a man-made lake) to indulge in their passion of kite flying.


7.30 am     arrival and registration
8.30           warm-up session "Senam 1Malaysia"
9.00           walkathon begins
10.30         walkathon ends
10.45         arrival of VIP/sponsor reps
11.00         recitation of doa
11.10         opening address 
11.20         Asst VC officiates event
11.30         prize giving
12.00         photography session
12.30         event concludes

Fee for registration and participation are as follows: RM25 per adult, RM15 per student and RM12 per child under the age of 12. Money raised go towards the establishment of the Muslim Aid Education Fund for orphans and underprivileged children. 

In the forefront as beneficiaries are children from the various Orang Asli communities. Many of these tribal folks still live the old ways, hunting & gathering deep in the forests, but their kids need to be kept in school hostels to ensure they get proper schooling.

Also needing help are refugee children currently here, many of whom orphans and destitute. Their future may be in limbo but they are entitled to an education like any other child in the world. 

For the likes of us who have the ways and the means to do something to contribute towards their well-being, no effort should be spared. It's nothing less than amal jariah on our part. 

Walker sponsorship is welcome and team participation, especially from the corporate sector, is greatly appreciated. For more details and the registration form, please visit our website at:

1 comment:

Pi Bani said...

Kalau dekat memang I join...