It had been such a heart-warming day, I just have to share it with you.
How much do you really know about autism other than that somebody’s kid has it ? Autism covers a wide spectrum of disorders and to this day, doctors and scientists cannot pin point a single cause of autism due to also the wide spectrum of causes from the age of parent to genetics issues. 1 in 68 children may have autism – isn’t that scary ? Early detection and intervention is the key to helping these special kids.
Suria KLCC has pledged to give Rm1 for every like for that vido so please…..go “Like” ,Ok ? Even though it has reached the targeted 10,000 by the time you read this ( almost there at time of post) , please continue to show your support ya !
Yesterday saw the launch of Sunshine September by Suria KLCC in Alamanda Shopping Center, Putrajaya. I loved the theme color – PURPLE !
There was an opening performance by Najwa Mahiaddin . I have never heard of her until “After the Rain” was released but this is the first time I have seen her live. Her performance was soulful and powerful. Excellent!
Midway through her presentation there was this teen (obviously autistic) who walked in front of the VIPs like a boss. At first, a carer tried to coax him back to his seat but then just left him alone. It was heartwarming that the VIPs just smiled at him and nobody was disturbed or upset by him. He took to sitting at the stairs of the stage facing the VIPs!
The CEO of Suria KLCC , Andrew Brien , then gave his speech – short and powerful one. Suria KLCC has collaborated with NASOM ( The National Autism Society of Malaysia) for the past five years and have to-date raised Rm1.4 million for NASOM. The money raised has provided scholarships for autistic children to get into mainstream schools and also setting up NASOM centers .
The highlight of the afternoon was of course the Launch gambit to kick start the Sunshine September. In conjunction with the event , there were also booths set up but what really caught my eyes wee the paintings by the autistic children which were displayed for sale. I don’t think I can even paint half as nice!
Another highlight that afternoon was the performance by Malaysia’s 1st Autistic Choir – The NASOM Maestro.
The video below speaks for itself. Excuse my amateur vid – taken by Galaxy Note 4 only.They were cool and calm and delivered 2 songs with gusto ! Of course we clapped like crazy to encourage them! Bravo, kids! Well done!
YOU wanna help ??
Of course you do! We are the caring Malaysians, aren’t we ?? 🙂 There are several way you can do so ;
1. Head over to Suria KLCC Mall, Alamanda Shopping Center or Mesra Mall to purchase the exclusive Sunshine September merchandise. Buy for yourselves, your friends , keep them for christmas gifts …you will love the purple!
2. Shop at the retail partners in any of the 3 malls. Part of the sales proceeds will be channeled to NASOM. You can identify the participating outlets with these signs :
3. None of the above Malls are convenient for you ? Write a cheque then !
Make your cheques out to The National Autism Society of Malaysia and send them to:
Lot No. 241, Level 2,
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur
The cheques will be collated and forwarded to NASOM by September 30,2015.
You feel good now? I have something for you too !
I saw these and could not resist buying them! If you know of an autistic child who might like the mug, send me a comment below and email your address to firstname.lastname@example.org. I have nine to give away, so first come first served, okay?
Kudos to Suria KLCC for taking the initiative and together with them,
Let’s make a difference !
September 10,2015 :
Umar Hafizal’s video has reached over 20,000 likes. The new target now is 50,000 likes. Suria KLCC will donate RM50,000 to NASOM when the likes reach 50,000 . So, please, get your friends, uncles, aunties, neighbours..to like this video to help raise funds for NASOM.
God Bless you !