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Children's Paintings Raise Funds For HUKM Paediatric Ward

Publish by Newspaper New Straits Times

Date by 27 April 2011



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A sum of RM10,000 was presented to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's (UKM) Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA) by Money Back Guarantee (MBG) FruitShop at a presentation ceremony here on Sunday.

The donation was to support a recent art event for schoolchildren called Unity Through Art with two themes -- Me And My Friends and Me And My Neighbours. An art workshop conducted by veteran artist Yusof Ismail, better known as Yusof Gajah of Gajah Gajah Gallery, was held to teach children about the importance of unity and art. About 50 students from four schools -- SJK (C) Yu Hua, Kajang, SK Bandar Baru Bangi, SK Jalan Tiga and SJK (T) West Country benefited from the workshop held last month. Children aged 7 to 15 learnt to draw or perfect their drawing and colouring skills. Their art works, which were for sale at UKM's Foyer Canselori till last Saturday, will be on exhibition from May 3 to 5 at the Ekspo Kecemerlangan Warisan Ilmu UKM. The sale of about 11 paintings raised RM3,000, which will benefit the paediatric ward at Hospital UKM. MBG FruitShop managing director Adnan Lee presented the cheque to KITA deputy director Dr Ong Puay Liu. Among the guests were Yusof Gajah, chairperson of the art project Associate Professor Salmah Abu Mansor, headmasters and representatives from the four schools. Lee said: "MBG fully supports the initiative of the government to develop young Malaysians in our community who are healthy and positive through youth community programmes."


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