Universal Children’s Day was established on 20th November 1954, marking a significant and momentous movement which has brought new hope for children around the world ever since. It was also on the same date but in 1989, when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the ‘Convention on the Rights of the Child’, a promise made by the global community to all children to protect their rights, make their voices heard and give them the opportunity to live a life full of possibilities.
In conjunction with Universal Children’s Day, R.E.A.L Kids Setia Eco Park took part in an event jointly organized by SP Setia and UNICEF Malaysia to bring attention towards the plight of underprivileged children as well as to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights. The event, held recently on 27th November at Setia Eco Park’s Lifestyle Hub, saw the participation of the clubhouse’s tenants who did their part in raising awareness of issues affecting children amongst the residents of Setia Eco Park and Setia Alam.
The event commenced with a host of activities for both children and parents alike, who took time off their Sunday morning to come and support the cause. Children were seen having a whale of a time making and chasing giant soap bubbles with the help of the R.E.A.L Kids teachers. The fun and games also included playing with ‘flubber’ or slime, an activity that potentially promotes children’s creativity. The event culminated with a simple cheque presentation ceremony in which R.E.A.L Kids made a humble donation of RM2,000 to UNICEF in support of its noble efforts in helping children.
Being a preschool education provider that is passionate towards children’s well-being and overall development, the issues raised by UNICEF which affect children worldwide certainly strikes a chord with R.E.A.L Kids and is close to the heart. It is hoped that eye-opening events like this would go a long way in improving the welfare of children so that they can live in a world where their rights are truly respected and protected; where they are able to learn and play without fear; and where they can flourish and grow in a safe environment. Children are after all, our most precious resource and asset.