A visit to Agathians Shelter

The 20th anniversary of Monash marks as a reminder of the privileges we have as a school. From notable lecturers to the state-of-the-art facilities, we are pleased that we can provide our students with the top-notch of everything.

However, at the same time, it also occurs to us that not all children are fortunate. Undeniably, there is still a minority of children who do not even have access to education.

At this day and age, it is hard to imagine any children to be illiterate but simple reasons such as no transport or not being able to afford school books can be the causes of destitute children being denied of such necessity.

Education should not be discriminatory and we believe that it is our duty as the capable ones to reach out and offer our help to them, even if it is just in the smallest ways.

On 6th October, our staff together with 15 students visited the Agathians shelter, a welfare home to 40 boys at Petaling Jaya.

We brought warmth, joy and not to mention what we do best – science to the bunch of kids. We saw their small eager faces instantly light up when they got their hands dirty to make volcanos, balloon powered cars, colour changing milk and the rain drop experiment.

Introducing them to science was our way of inspiring them not to give up on education. Times may be tough now but we are confident that education is the key to better life. We hope that through the RM 1738 donation we raised during our “Coffee for charity” and “sponsor a meal” school events would at least lift some burden off of their shoulders.