Its been a long time since we last updated (kneels down and ask for your forgiveness) but that also means we have doubly the joy to share with you guys! We had completed both our local CIP and Karang Guni Collection over the last month and we are now ready to share some juicy news with you guys!
First off will be the local CIP. As all of you know, Operation Orion always tries to incorporate our overseas activities back to the local community. This year we are collaborating with the Care Corner Student Care Centre in Marsiling Primary School as part of our efforts to bring the children of both the local community and the Laotian community closer together.
What better ways to kick start the day than with some energetic games to rid ourselves of the sleeping bug? The programs team soon had everyone warmed up with action packed games.
We had games…
And more games…
And even more games! We love games 🙂
And of course, what do we need most in the morning? Stretching to warm up the body for the day!
On top of games, we also had a mini session where we introduce some of the interesting facts and culture of Laos to the children. We even had a mini quiz to help the children remember the newly learned knowledge better!
Last but not least, to foster the friendly ties between the two communities we had the children make some gifts for their friends in Laos. Beautiful friendship bands tied with well wishes for the Laotian kids were made with care, while a large banner consisting of the hand prints of everyone were made to express the friendliness of the local community.
Debating over where to put the hand prints…
Finally smiling after the plan is set!
Not to forget, a group shot with the banner to commemorate the day!
That marks the end of the local CIP, but wait, that’s not all!
Right after the local CIP is the Karang Guni Collection! For those who are unfamiliar with the event, this is the time when Orion members will collect recyclables such as old clothes and newspapers from residents as part of our fundraising efforts. This year, we return to the Yew Tee district and the residents were as welcoming as last year! Thank you all of you nice folks in Yew Tee for the continual support over the two consecutive years. Now, let us check out some of the photos below!
Look at the amount of recyclables collected! Woohoo!
Wow…the suave guys and pretty girls…
And not to forget, an Oscar-worthy solo shot of our fundraising head!
Everyone’s hard at work!
And not to forget, a group shot to commemorate the day!