Our Didik-Kasih EduCare Program financial aid recipient Yovinka brought 30 children and teens from Destiny Starting Point Welfare Association to the National Planetarium to get an in-depth look on space, our solar system, and the planet that we live on.
For many young children, space is an abstract concept, with the only glimpses of space being the sun, moon and stars we see. Hence, the trip was an insightful time for many, especially since there were children from as young as three years old present on that day.
Along with the home’s four caretakers, Yovinka and her team of volunteers walked the group through galleries and provided explanation and guidance to curious minds.
While our three Great Vision representatives were present, Yovinka took charge of the event from the ice breakers at the home itself to the concluding lunch session, held at the National Museum.
The highlight of the day was the Tayangan Planetarium, where the group got to sit in a cinema-like room to watch a 3D simulation of what it would be like to actually be in space! This was a very exciting time even for the adults as all were given an in-depth look of different planets, while learning the facts behind them.
Yovinka was pleasantly surprised at how smoothly the event went as it was the first event she had ever planned. “Amidst all the challenges and doubts I had, I managed to organise an event in two weeks! I feel satisfied to be able to give back to the community in a small way.”
All recipients of the Didik-Kasih EduCare Program financial aid are given the opportunity to run a charity program. As Great Vision is a charity ourselves, we believe in empowering our recipients to learn problem solving skills, management and charity by funding charitable events they organise.
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