Through music, dance and a great philanthropy spirit, a musical concert was successfully organised on 9 August by the students of KDU Penang.
This meaningful extravaganza was put together by the second year students under the Keele University Business Degree Programme and co-organised by the KDU Student Council. The event saw approximately 500 people having fun, singing and cheering along with the performers. Some 120 children from five charitable homes namely St. Joseph’s Home, Salvation Army, Children’s Protection Society, Ru Yi Home and Ramakrishna Ashrama were invited to spend a wonderful evening at KDU. The five homes were also the beneficiaries of this charity event which received RM1,500 each from the total fund raised.
The night started off with a 5 year old Tiffany Ang dolled up as “Princess Elsa” singing the infamous “Let it go” together with Darwina, 9 year old and their vocal teacher, Ms Karen Chan from The Centre Penang.
Their kick-off performance has certainly warmed-up the atmosphere in the auditorium and The Centre Penang continued to bring on stage a remix of enchantment songs and kids dance. The magic show by Yang Wei T was the climax of the night when he “made it snow” with his magical touch and received rounds of applauses. Cheryl, Jayden, Carina, Ma’Seekers and 5678 dance studio were among entertainers showcasing their melodious talents.
Ms Daksha Shashikant, the KDU lecturer as well as advisor of the event was proud of her students’ accomplishment. “I am truly impressed with the students’ efforts in making this event happen. They have worked relentlessly for the past 4 weeks and with minimum time and guidance, they have gone all out to prepare the programme, seek for sponsorships and did rounds of roadshows to promote the event. This demonstrates the team’s commitment and capability in accomplishing a project of this magnitude. I am proud of them.” beamed Daksha.
She continued to explain that the event was organised to meet the requirements of the subject – Holistic Professional Development. “It is our aims to promote charitable initiatives among the young people and to seek innovative ways to help the needy. We’ve been organising charity projects like this for past few years and the community has always been very supportive.”
The organizing chairperson, Ms Ginger Chin expressed her gratitude towards KDU Penang for providing a platform for them to organise such a meaningful event. She also thanked all the event partners namely The Centre, Daniel Chan Studio and Infocolor Sdn Bhd for their assistance rendered as well as the many prestigious organisations and individuals who have contributed to the success of this concert.
The night ended with the popular song - We are the World. It was indeed a success as we saw children from the homes smiling and still talking about the show while stepping out the event hall. KDU Penang hopes that the passion for giving back will continue and reach out to more needy.
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