Christmas Celebration at United
On 19 December 2012, 26 PPB staff brought Christmas joy to 50 children from the United Learning Centre (ULC), a volunteer driven centre providing education to Myanmar refugee children.
The event started off with PPB staff and the children dressed in Santa caps and reindeer bands, decorating the ULC with balloons and Christmas trimmings. Ms Koh Mei Lee, Senior Manager (Corporate Affairs) of PPB, gave a warm welcome note which was reciprocated by Pastor Jonathan, the Administrator of ULC. A buffet lunch spread was served followed by Christmas carols sung by all present. PPB staff were rewarded with "Jingle Bell Rock" and two Myanmarese numbers sung beautifully by the children. Candies and chocolates were distributed to the children much to their delight. PPB staff also organised a few fun group games.
The event ended with PPB giving Christmas gifts to every child besides contributing some FFM products to the ULC to brighten their Christmas celebration. The Christmas mood definitely lingered in the hearts of everyone at the event.
The ULC is located behind Jalan Imbi and the busy commercial area of Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur. It runs solely on public contributions such as books, food, furniture and volunteer teachers. Currently, over 100 children are attending classes there. Funds for rental and utilities are sought through fund-raising campaigns. Those who wish to assist the ULC, may contact Pastor Jonathan at 012-6054990.