LAUGHTER filled the air at SEGi University during the Universal Children’s Day celebration themed ‘A Heartbeat’s Journey’ for children from the Yayasan Chow Kit (YCK).
The day was a huge hit with exciting performances and the children also had great fun interacting with SEGians.
The event was initiated and organized by students from the Bachelor of Mass Communication (Hons) (BMC) and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English and Public Relations from the Faculty of Communication and Creative Design (FoCCD) SEGi University as part of their Sociology and Psychology course.
Students of FoCCD SEGi University have organized self-development workshops in the past two months with the children of Yayasan Chow Kit aimed at identifying, recognizing and further developing the passion and skills which these children have been endowed with.
“Selected children of YCK were also identified and featured in short documentaries filmed and edited by FoCCD students to share the stories and lives of these children,” said project advisor of ‘A Heartbeat’s Journey’, Dr. Wan Puspa Melati.
‘A Heartbeat’s Journey’ event is a platform that showcases the children’ talents through performances that cut across poetry, storytelling, dancing, and fashion modeling. Some of the Yayasan Chow Kit children also expressed themselves through their creativity in photography, which was exhibited during the event. To top the ice, nine documentaries of the YCK children made its debut on the event day.
Recognizing the importance of the role of children in our societies at large, in 1954, the United Nations General Assembly met and decided to mandate a day of every year to celebrate our children worldwide. Every 20th of November, the world gathers to promote the importance of upholding the child’s right by creating the needed awareness that should precede any efforts tailored towards ensuring that the children’s rights and overall wellbeing is always a top priority in our societies.