The Star: Saturday, 06 July 2019
GET ready to tap your feet to the beat of the rhythm and be dazzled by the grace of Sri Kuala Lumpur International School’s very own young dancers.
The dance showcase is an annual event which features not only the talents of Sri Kuala Lumpur’s dance academy students, but also provides an opportunity for them to contribute to a needy cause.
This event emphasises Othman Merican Educational Development Bhd Chief Executive Officer Hanif Merican’s strong belief in giving back to society.
Hanif said academics alone do not make a person complete and part of being a person is about helping others.
He also believes it is of utmost importance to instil this value in the young while developing children of the future.
Spearheading this year’s showcase is Angeline Miranda, an active drama, dance and culture enthusiast, and her team of talented dance teachers.
The showcase will come to life through 170 dancers aged seven to 12, who have trained tirelessly in contemporary, classical and semi-classical dances.
All proceeds from the show and food sales will be channelled to various charitable organisations, individuals and homes.
The event aims to raise RM100,000 for the following – scholarships for four individuals from The National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage; self-funded shelter MunMun Furry Sanctuary; ex-Sri Kuala Lumpur teacher Rozita Hashim who is undergoing dialysis; Samathai Kalimuthu, 93, who desperately needs funds for her medical bills; Lim Kim Fan, 72, a widow with two mentally challenged children; transit home for single expectant mothers Pertubuhan Kebajikan Dan Pendidikan Rumah Kita; Nor Nazyra Syahira Mohd Nazry who will need a prosthetic leg; Malathi S. Rajah, a single mother who has to stop working to take care of her son after his serious accident, and finally, Yogeswari Andiappan, a single mother and stroke patient.
The dance showcase will be held on July 22 at 7.45pm at the school’s Great Hall.