On the 7th of January 2017, the Interact Club of Wesley Methodist School Kuala Lumpur International had its annual F5/Y11 community service project where the Interactors paid a visit to Rumah Titan Kasih in Titiwangsa. The project was organised by our Community Service Directors, Int. Kelly Goh and Int. Nigel Lee. The 45 senior Interactors gathered at school at 9am before departing to the orphanage.
When we arrived, we were greeted warmly by the children and caretaker of the home. We then introduced ourselves to the kids before proceeding with our first activity of the day which was icebreakers. The main purpose of this activity is to foster greater bonding between Interactors and the orphans. We played games like 'tangled hands' and 'the eagle and the chicken' which allowed us to become good friends with the children and build team spirit amongst the Interactors.
After that, the Interactors were split into two groups in which one would be cleaning the orphanage while the other wrapped books for the children. The Interactors worked hard in scrubbing the premise and patiently taught the children to wrap their textbooks. It was an enjoyable experience both for the children and the Interactors.
After the cleanup, food was served to the children. We prepared fried rice with sausages and drinks such as soya bean and iced lemon tea for the children to satisfied their tummies. There was also a variety of other food such as chicken nuggets and egg sandwiches. Shortly after, a singing performance prepared by the Interactors was next on the agenda. Our talented performance team as well as our teacher advisor Ms Grace sang an English and Malay song which the children really enjoyed.
At noon, we had our final cleanup before bidding farewell to the children. The Interactors left the home at around 12.15pm with special memories of the children held close to heart. Although we were sad to part ways with them, it was an enjoyable and memorable experience for all of us. We learnt that we have to be grateful for whatever we have and to always give back to society whenever we can. It was a valuable oppurtunity to help out the community and we look forward to organising more of these projects in the near future. Thank you for your time!!