Globalisation has taken over a lot of our heritage in the 21st century, but Malaysia is fortunate to have many museums, displays and even holidays where we commemorate the richness of culture that we have in our land.
Like many of us, Anisha, our Didik-Kasih EduCare Program recipient, recognised the importance of preserving our culture and also educating the younger generation about it. Hence, she organised a trip for children to learn about Islamic arts.
25 children from Rumah Amal Cahaya Kasih Bestari got the chance to go to Malaysia’s very own Islamic Arts Museum, where they got to be hands-on with the art that they saw. After a short ice breaker at the home, the kids left with Great Vision’s five volunteers to the museum.
The kind tour guides took the children for a tour around the museum, where they learnt about the history of the unique art, as well as saw beautiful piece of art by renowned artists from around the world.
At the end of the tour, the kids also got to produce their own pieces of art, inspired by the craftsmanship and style of the Islamic art that they just got to see. They also got to answer fun quiz questions about what they had learnt and received prizes at the end of the day.
Back at the children’s home, a donation in kind was also made to serve the home better. The children enjoyed the gifts they received, but were very happy to have gone on the trip and even wanted to go again, as many of them had said at the end of the tour!
The volunteers shared the same joy. “I’m proud to have been a volunteer! Seeing the children learning new things and being happy put a smile on all our faces,” said one of the volunteers that day.
Great Vision has been honoured to give Anisha the financial aid and mentorship that she needed through the Didik-Kasih EduCare Program to not only succeed, but to be generous with what she has received in order that others can benefit as well.