SOME 200 volunteers and disabled participants in the Be an Angel Campaign attended a free screening at the IMAX Theatre at Berjaya Times Square on Sunday. It was the last event to be held before the campaign concludes next week.
The group was treated to a screening of a 3D documentary, T-Rex. The audience, which also included groups of children, wore special 3D glasses to appreciate the special effects in the one-hour show.
Screams and squeals of delight were heard during the presentation as children reacted to the images of dinosaurs, which appeared to emerge from the screen.
The group included participants from Beautiful Gate Foundation for the Disabled’s branches in Kepong and Petaling Jaya, the Damai Disabled Persons Association of Selangor and Federal Territory, Pusat Majudiri ‘Y’ for the Deaf under YMCA Kuala Lumpur and various welfare homes in the Klang Valley.
Supporting the campaign is Lions Club KL (West), which contributed RM5,000 for the organisation of campaign activities.
Participants in the 'Be an Angel Campaign' posing for a photograph after the free screening of the 3D documentary 'T-Rex'.
Club president David Yoong said the club would continue to support such events as they helped foster better relations between the disabled and able-bodied.
This campaign, which began last November, was put together by Beauti-ful Gate, charity platform Hati.org.my and the Methodist Youth Fellowship.
Hati.org.my representative Kok Hee Poh said the campaign had succeeded in instilling volunteerism and creating awareness among the able-bodied of the needs of the disabled community.
“We are proud of the hard work put in by the volunteers and the co-operation between our ‘angels’ and their disabled friends, and plan to have a similar campaign next year,” he added.
Among the many events organised since the inception of the campaign last year were a sports carnival and visits to welfare homes and orphanages.
Earlier this year, the volunteers attended a camp at Universiti Kebangsa-an Malaysia to learn about volunteerism and get tips on how to work with the disabled.
Phase Two of the campaign, which was called “Angels-at-Work,” required volunteers to sign up to work 15 hours over a period of two months in any organisation of their choice.
Upon completion of the 15 hours, the volunteers will be given their “wings” and a certificate to acknowledge their contributions. This will be done at a graduation ceremony to be held in Summit USJ.
Source : MIND