my dad is friends with a volunteer, En. Karim, from this organization (don't remember the name!) and he was the one who exposed us to this yearly activity.
how it works is, my parents donates a certain amount of money to this organization, and they will plan out the activities for these kids and us.
so last saturday, we went to raya-shopping with the orphans from Jerantut, Pahang!
kesian budak budak ni.. i tell you, my heart shatters when i hear their stories. some of them aren't orphans but they are really poor sampai takde duit nak gi sekolah.
ada sorang tu, her parents are separated, she lives with her mom and she has 9 siblings. her elder siblings don't come home and support her mother, so being the youngest, she was neglected. her mom can't afford to put her in tuition and i think of old age, her mom macam penat nak layan dia. so dia biar je la budak ni nak buat pape, buat laaa.
but this girl baik sangat.
eventhough her mom gave her all the freedom any 12 year old can never have, she was disciplined enough to get herself to school, do her school works and most importantly, stay in school.
kalau kita masa 12 tahun, mak bapak kita tak kisah kita gi skolah naik bas, van, jalan or tumpang orang, kita dah lama escape kot! gi lepak kat 7eleven. baca magazine sambil minum slurpee. or pergi cyber cafe. main CS, Dota, Warcraft or pape kejadah la kan. kan kan kannnnn!?!
she's now a prefect and she wants to become a doctor. =D
cool kan? respect~
and she was my 'anak buah'!
haa, yang baju hijau is miiiiinnneeeee!! (btw look at Aisyah's shopping bag!) =D
abah tengah bagi goodies.
ni some goodies that were given to them. ada food, kuih raya and bicycles!! 1 for each student. =D
orang-orang yang join this kerja amal. (ada lagi bawah tent)
so bulan Ramadhan ni, alhamdulillah my family and I berjaya buat kerja amal jariah. maybe it seems not much, but hey, at least ada gak effort, and that counts! niat tu penting kan?
oh ya! apart from the raya shopping and the prizes they got, they were brought to Petrosains, Aquaria, and macam-macam lagi la! sahur kat KFC ok!! heheee..
when i was with these kids, i rasa cam bersyukuuuuurrrr sangat sangat for having everything that i have now. i have everything i need!
from worldly things to people surrounding me.
i insaf. i will never say "i takde duit" lagi. coz itu memang tipu. kalau i takde duit pun, parents i ada. duit dalam bank ada. sometimes duit dalam pocket pun ter-ada!
semua orang ada financial issues but often we fail to remember how fortunate we are.
even anak buah i tak complain pun pasal kekurangan dia. instead, dia cari kelebihan dia. which is through her studies.
we should change our mind set. itu je. =)
Selamat Menyambut Bulan Ramadhan!