It was a rare yet heartwarming sight to see a group of primary school students interacting and showing act of kindness to the elderly by serving them and washing their hands and legs. Most of all, happy smiles were seen as both the elderly and students shared joyous and memorable experiences together.
As we usher in the Lunar New Year, some 30 students and teachers from the Setia Caring School Programme adopted schools, namely SK Meru Jalan Tap, SJK (T) Ladang Vallambrosa and SJK (C) Lee Min, visited 28 old folks from Persatuan Rumah Warga Emas Klang, to spread Chinese New Year cheer to the elderly through various interactive cultural activities.
In line with one of the caring areas under the Setia Caring School Programme, “Caring for Society”, this visit is aimed at inculcating a caring culture among the community especially students to be compassionate and care for the society.
With the help and guidance of Setia volunteers, these multi-racial students were taught how to serve the elderly a healthy breakfast and how to wash their hands and legs as a sign of respect. The students, teachers and volunteers also donated food items and toiletries to the home and distributed goody bags containing Chinese New Year goodies to the elderly. The S P Setia Foundation also donated two air coolers and two commode chairs for the ease of the elderly around the home.
S P Setia Foundation chairman Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Wan Zahid bin Mohd Noordin expressed the importance of instilling such caring values in children especially from a young age so that they understand and realise the meaning of caring and the importance of lending a helping hand to those in need.