Cheer for senior citizens

Story by Kelly Ooi Siew May, Staffordshire University BA(Hons) International Business Management student at DISTED.

It was a delightful time of cheer, fun and interaction for Relau Rumah Charis residents when DISTED College students paid them a visit.

Organized by the college’s CPA Australia Student Charter, the community service sought to show love and care for the elderly while nurturing the spirit of caring culture in the students who are pursuing UK’s Staffordshire University business degree courses.
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DISTED CPA Australia Student Charter member Ong Ke Ying (standing) helping to serve food to the Relau Rumah Charis residents during a social work visit organized by the club.
DISTED CPA Australia Student Charter member Ong Ke Ying (standing) helping to serve food to the Relau Rumah Charis residents during a social work visit organized by the club.

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Senior citizens at Relau Rumah Charis having a good time of karaoke during the visit by DISTED CPA Australia Student Charter members.
Senior citizens at Relau Rumah Charis having a good time of karaoke during the visit by DISTED CPA Australia Student Charter members.

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Event organizing leader Kelly Ooi Siew May said: “We had tea with the old folks. Amidst serving them fried noodles, red bean soup and pandan cake, we enjoyed a good time of interaction with them.”

“From funds raised during a charity effort, we presented a RM900 donation to the home besides clothing and food items including rice, Milo and oats.

“As for entertainment, we engaged the senior citizens in a karaoke session and interactive games,” she said.

“We all had put in a lot of hard work to make the charity visit a reality and we found it very worthwhile and satisfying.

“What we did was a simple event but presented with tender loving care,” she added.
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DISTED administration director and School of Business head Dr Liew Yueah Cin (centre) presenting a RM900 donation to Janet of Relau Rumah Charis. Looking on is School of Business programme coordinator Gwee Sai Ling.
DISTED administration director and School of Business head Dr Liew Yueah Cin (centre) presenting a RM900 donation to Janet of Relau Rumah Charis. Looking on is School of Business programme coordinator Gwee Sai Ling.

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Among the participants of the charity visit to Relau Rumah Charis are DISTED business undergraduates  (from left) Yeoh Khim Seah, Wan Chia Sin and Parimaladevi.
Among the participants of the charity visit to Relau Rumah Charis are DISTED business undergraduates (from left) Yeoh Khim Seah, Wan Chia Sin and Parimaladevi.

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Residents of Relau Rumah Charis in a group shot with DISTED CPA Australia Student Charter members.
Residents of Relau Rumah Charis in a group shot with DISTED CPA Australia Student Charter members.