Semester break is now over and we’re all soooo hyped for school, yes? I know I am, as it means another semester of fun, excitement and, above all, hope.
We had our first meeting last week and welcomed a ton of new members from the latest intake (fresh meat!). Mr Daniel Layng headed the meeting, and the teachers present were Mr Fernando, Ms Lisa and Mr Neil (who came in at the very end… but that’s okay, sir, you’re still an asset to the team :P). Lots of planning, and there was more than enough to keep our eyes and ears peeled for roles that we wanted to fill (and don’t forget the hands, ever ready to shoot sky-high to claim spots for Saturday excursions to the School).
Before our latest trip down to Gombak to see the kids, we have to turn the spotlight on one of the events that they, along with the kids from other refugee schools, look forward to most: the Faisal Cup!
The Faisal Cup is an annual event that started back in 2006 after the tragic accident of a boy, Faisal, who jumped into the Gombak river and drowned to save a soccer ball.
The Faisal Cup is meant for underprivileged kids to partake in netball and soccer tournaments; it is meant to give them the opportunity to realize their true potential in sports, to nurture their skills and talents, to give them equal chances just like other children.
Here’s Dhanya, one of our most dedicated members, showing her support with a big grin and a thumbs-up!
The netball team all clad in bright yellow.
Susan and Emily: “Let’s take a moment to get distracted and appreciate peace signs!”
Phillip: “Y’all ready?!”
Batti: “AW YEAH!”
Our very own soccer team discussing strategies, headed by Captain Phillip.
Our girls taking over the netball field by storm!
Go go Pudu FC!!
VICTORY!! With jerseys sponsored by Phillip’s umbrella!
To wrap it up, here’s a photo of some of our awesome kids with Dhanya and Mr Dan. They had a lot of fun; they enjoyed themselves and just to see their big grins through the sweat on their faces feels nothing short of amazing.
Also, to learn more about the Faisal Cup, feel free to visit this site.
Until next time, peeps!