THE Penang Youth Development Corporation (PYDC), together with MSU College Penang, Cadenza Music and Performing Arts Academy, and MyHans brought cheer to the children and staff of The Salvation Army Penang Children’s Home, through its Chinese New Year Charity celebration today.
It was a fun-filled event as the Penang Youth Volunteers from PYDC and students from MSU College organised various activities for the children. Among the activities were mural art painting on the container, a Mobile Legend e-sport competition and some Chinese culture traditional games.
State Youth and Sports Committee chairman Soon Lip Chee, who was present, said he was glad to join in the celebration with the young ones.
“We are here together to share happiness with the young, in view of the upcoming festive season.
“It is important for us to show mutual respect towards each other, regardless of race and religion.
“Today’s activities enable us to see team efforts and togetherness in achieving goals,” he said in his speech during the event at The Salvation Army Penang Children’s Home in Logan Road.
Soon mentioned that the Penang Youth Volunteer, which was established on March 2020, had contributed much to the community.
“They have taken part in various volunteering activities, such as flood relief missions in Pahang, standard operating procedures (SOPs) monitoring and food aid distributions,” he added.
Soon also conveyed his special thanks to MSU College for co-organising the event together with PYDC, as well as Cadenza Music and Performing Arts Academy, and MyHans.
PYDC general manager Dr Gwee Sai Ling extended her appreciation to all the parties who made the charity celebration a successful one.
“This event has given our youth volunteers, students and children a unique experience while being part of the joyous occasion.
“We wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year. Stay safe during upcoming festive season,” she said.
Also present were Air Itam assemblyman Joseph Ng, The Salvation Army Penang Children’s Home manager Mok Ting Sing, MSU College Penang principal Choo Seok Hong and PYDC deputy general manager Ng Hooi Ting.
Story and pix by Edmund Lee