Student and Dolpo Winter Clinic lauded for community service.

A 13-year-old student from Straits International School (SIS) in Bayan Lepas has been praised for helping to raise funds for the underprivileged children in Nepal through the Dolpo Winter Clinic (DWC).

Sungai Pinang assemblyman Lim Siew Khim commended Jenny Ooi for her compassion and effort to help the needy by raising funds for DWl.

“Her deeds and thoughts are truly exemplary for others of her age to emulate. This is even more so as she juggles her time between studies and her charitable activities in raising funds,” Lim said when she officiated the Dolpo Winter Clinic at Straits International School yesterday.

“It’s important to inculcate in our young minds traits or values like compassion, empathy, responsibility, leadership and creativity.”

“Schools should not just churn out future workforce but also mould the young with the necessary skills to do good for the world.

“Ooi’s sense of responsibility to take charge speaks volumes of her leadership potential and her many creative ways of raising funds for her cause with the help of those around her.

“I look forward to hearing more success and touching stories from Ooi when she returns to Penang later.”

Among those present were SIS principal Karlie Walsh and Ooi.

Ooi, who left for Nepal yesterday, she thanked everyone who has contributed in one way or another to help her to raise funds for DWC.

The DWC comes under the Dolpo Tulku Charitable Foundation, a charitable, non-profit, secular and humanitarian organisation which aims to provide free healthcare and medical assistance for the less fortunate living in the remote lower regions in Nepal where medical attention is difficult to find.

Story and pix by Danny Ooi