Friday 1 September 2017

A Magical Journey for Children at ChildAid Asia KL Fundraising concert @ The KLPAC

During 2005 there is this small group of passionate people from Singapore, Malaysia and Japan came together for a good cause; they were keen to assist underprivileged children from different backgrounds by giving them the opportunity of exposure to arts. The idea was to assist needy youth by providing them relevant training and education in the field. ChildAid Asia KL is the name we call the group today. 
This year, I am fortunate to be invited to ChildAid Asia KL's fundraising concert at KLPAC. The concert themed a Magical Journey is supported by the Kiwanis Club of Damansara is ready to strives to touch the lives of underprivileged children with the gift of music. 
This concert featured about 100 young participants, 70% of them are local children, it is held in the name of helping to provide talented but underprivileged children with an education in the performing arts.
The events brings together the haves and the have-nots-kids who are privileged enough to have the opportunities to enjoy music education and those who do not enjoy the same privilege. Some of the participants are accomplished musicians who have performed in front of large audiences while some are new to the world of music education-but all of them have come together to share and learn. 
This concert is attended by guest-of-honour Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun, Chairman of Malaysian Chinese Culture and Arts consultative council and blossom arts festival, Governor of Kiwanis Malaysia Mr Vincent Lim and Dr Mario De Castilo in coming Governor of Kiwanis Malaysia. Also in attendance are the president of Kiwanis Club Damansara, Siaw Wei Teng and the co-founder of ChildAid Asia Malaysia, Ralph Lim. 
In YB Chew's speech "Music is great for developing brains. The fundraising concert is an important platform to highlight the reality that many do not have access to music education but with ChildAid Malaysia, the team has given young minds a chance to develop themselves in this field."
ChildAid Asia Malaysia has also managed to form the CAA Band and has now adopted a community orchestra called CAA Amazing Orchestra. Ralph Lim says, the two platforms provide opportunities to young beneficiaries to join and gain more performing experience when they are ready to take to the stage.