The idea of educating the right brain of the younger children started a program named Junior World and was held at Pertubuhan Pusat Kebajikan Destiny on the 1st of November 2018. Taylor’s Community organized a half-day program involving 4 volunteers and 38 children aged four to six years old. Art-based activities were carried out to encourage positive behaviour, these activities also allowed the children to polish their social skills, support their emotional growth in a fun and safe environment.
The children demonstrated excitement and were eager to begin the activity as soon as they saw the arrival of the volunteers. The first activity, ‘Who Are You’, was aimed to create awareness of self-identity through art. The children made themselves a name tag using various art materials. The second activity, ‘Tropical Fruits’, was carried out to encourage creativity and artistic attitude among children. The children teamed up to make tropical fruits using colourful clays with the guidance and supervision of the volunteers and teachers. It was a colourful outcome as both the activities used a variety of colours, the children were participative and the home was filled with sounds of laughter of not just the children, but also the volunteers.
This program was a success as many positive feedbacks were given by the teachers of Destiny. Furthermore, 80% of the children showed positive emotions when they were asked to give their feedback using the human emoji sticks. To add on, more than 80% of the children also starred the volunteers which proved that the bonding between the children and the volunteers were good and strong.
These children are not given the opportunity to discover their strength and identity. Taylor’s Community hopes this programme has impacted the children in a way that cannot be seen immediately, but only in the long-run.
On behalf of Taylor’s Community, we would like to express our gratitude for the consistent support from the volunteers in all our projects. Volunteer with us today to experience the joyful sense of achievement from volunteering!