Glitz and Glamour for a ‘Green’ Cause | KDU Penang University College

Glitz and Glamour for a ‘Green’ Cause

To culminate the year long going-green campaign, KDU College Penang Campus celebrates the event with glitz and glamour in its Inaugural Charity Graduation Ball themed "Going Green" on 24th September 2010 at E & O Hotel, Penang. This exciting event helped to raise funds for St. Nicholas' Home Penang, a non -profitable organization providing education, training and employment opportunities to the blind and visually impaired persons.

According to Ms Joey Phuah, Manager, Student Service Department, "Thinking and living green is a way of life, and throughout our year long going-green campaign, we hope to create awareness to companies and individuals alike to make a difference. Through Sponsorship, individual ticket sales and donations, we raised RM10,000 for the St. Nicholas Home. Our eco-friendly door gift that everyone received today is a hand-made pencil holder made of recycled newspaper which has been dedicatedly crafted and painted by our volunteers. We hope that all will appreciate the gift and embrace the message of going green for a more sustainable planet!".

The prestigious celebration will gather more than 500 people comprising students, their families and friends, alumni staff as well as members of the press, VIPs and representatives from key private sector organizations. The Opening Performance by St. Nicholas Home is heart-warming as it touched our hearts for their love of music, the universal language.

In Dr. Chong's speech, she expressed gratitude to all donors for their generous contributions towards making the donation possible. As guests enjoyed their sumptuous dinner, they were entertained by live bands and musical performances while crooning popular numbers to the guests' delight. Guests who are game for an entertaining stint could participate in the stage games such as Limbo Rock Game.

The highlight of the evening is the Launching of the KDU 20th Anniversary by Dr.Chong, Principal of KDU Penang and Mr. Chuan Yeow Meng, Managing Director of Paramount Engineering & Construction Sdn Bhd as each one placed the number plaque representing "20" on its Logo. To commemorate KDU College Penang's 20th Anniversary, the college will simultaneously launch the beginning of a year-long campaign of corporate social responsible (CSR) initiatives. This celebration marks 20 years of fruitful contributions in the world of tertiary education since its inception on 19th July 1991. The year-long celebration will include community and charity initiatives, educational activities and fund-raising projects.

The first event to kick-off the 20th Anniversary celebration is Charity Food Fair & Kitchen Launch. Charity Food Fair to be held at KDU College Penang on 23rdOctober 2010 whereby proceed will be channeled to HOPE Worldwide Penang for a year medical expenses on FREE Mobile Clinic services. The FREE Mobile clinic will be visiting the rural areas in the mainland, Penang, Kedah and Orang Asli settlement.

The evening also saw the presentation of mock cheque to Mr. Daniel Soon, Executive Director of St. Nicholas Home. The event ended with the Long Service Award to Ms. Wang Meei Ling and Grand Lucky Draw. For more details, please call KDU College Penang at 04-226 6368 or KDU College Petaling Jaya at 03-77288123 or visit www.kdupg.edu.my or www.kdu.edu.my or http://charityball.kdupg.edu.my