Petronita welfare activities with Raudhatus Sakinah
kicked off on 10 June with our first session with the 32 young ladies. On that
beautiful Saturday morning, we conducted an arts and craft class where 5
Petronita volunteers guided the girls to stitch embellishments onto scarfs. The
ladies were excited and showed off their creativity in the various designs
created on each scarf. To end the 3 hour activity, the ladies were asked to put
on their scarf and model their individual design, with the best 3 chosen as
winners. Tokens sponsored by one of the Petronita volunteers were given out as
prizes which definitely made their competitive streaks come out.
Earlier this year, Petronita has identified Raudhatus
Sakinah as a welfare home that we plan to conduct a series of activities with.
Aimed at creating a sustainable and more lasting impact in the welfare work
that Petronita does, Petronita aspires to conduct such programs yearly, and for
this year, it is with Raudhatus Sakinah which is a female adolescents guidance
sanctuary for the care and rehabilitation of girls aged 13 to 25. It was
established in1998 and is a Non-Government Organisation (NGO). It is registered
with the Social Welfare Department and registered under Childs Care Act 1993,
Section 10. Besides their Kundang facility, Raudhatus Sakinah has 2 other
facilities in Penang and Malacca. It aims at providing proper care and shelter,
counseling and moral education/educational classes for those sitting for major
exams, provide life and social skills in collaboration with government
agencies, corporate sectors and public/community in aiding the adolescents to
return to the society.
For the next 5 months, Petronita plans to conduct a
program for their Kundang, Kuang facility which includes cooking classes, Raya
celebration, arts & craft class, motivational/health talks as well as
cleaning/painting work for the facilities in hopes that this program will help
to prepare these adolescents for their new life.