In the early months of 2013, the attendance at our centre dropped because:
In the later months of 2013, the attendance grew from 30 to 40 children. This was because:
On 1st June, the Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF) of Taiping Wesley Methodist Church conducted an English Camp at our Aulong Lama Centre. We started at 4.00pm with registration and 33 children turned up. The programme started with singing at the compound. After breaking into groups, they went inside for story telling session. At the end, the children had an enjoyable time of games outside.
ESDA had tea prepared for all of them before they departed. The programme ended at 5.30pm.
Venue: Persatuan Kebajikan Komuniti Kita, Aulong Lama
On 30th August, we organised a Merdeka Colouring Contest with Persatuan Kebajikan Komuniti Kita, Aulong Lama, at their place. ESDA shared the expenses with this organisation and we gave gifts to the children. 55 children aged as young as 6 years old to 13 years old participated. Persatuan Kita prepared nice refreshment for them. The significance of this event is the 2 organisations (ESDA and Persatuan Kita) working together for the community.
On the 26th November, we were very happy to bring joy and fun to 28 children from our Aulong Lama Centre. They had been attending our centre’s activities for a year. We organised a trip to the zoo and lunch at Mc Donald’s. We used our excess funds to make this wonderful trip possible. All the children come from poor families.
On the 31st November, we celebrated our 2nd Pesta Christmas at the centre and 130 people turned up for the event. We started at 6.50pm with Christmas carols by Revival Fire Church. Our Aulong Centre presented 3 items and Revival Fire Church presented 2 items. Pastor Arul, Senior Pastor of Revival Fire Church, spoke on the meaning of Christmas. Pastor David, Assistant Pastor of Revival Fire Church, shared his story. At the end of the programme, Ms. Yong, Ms. Lou and Mdm. Cynthia from Taiping Wesley Church gave out 90 Christmas gifts to all the children. We ended with buffet dinner.
圣诞聚会是在下午6时50分开始。首先由Revival Fire 教堂唱几首圣诞颂歌。我们的旧后廊社区中心呈献了3项节目，而Revival Fire教堂则表演两项节目。Revival Fire教堂的资深牧师Arul 牧师讲述圣诞节的意义。Revival Fire教堂的助理牧师David牧师和大家分享他自己的故事。节目结束前，由太平基督教卫理公会的杨小姐、刘小姐和Cynthia女士分发了90份的圣诞礼物给所有的孩童。晚会结束了，我们才享用自助晚餐。