Kindy kids, parents thank frontliners with cards, fruit and water packets

Fatimah (centre) with Koh (left), Vicky (partially hidden) and Salina during the press conference.

KUCHING: Pupils of Krista Kindergarten Taman Centurion and their parents recently made 400 Thank You cards and 500 packets of fruit and water for frontliners who were on duty at Kampung Haji Baki during the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) and at Sarawak General Hospital.

They handed over the gifts created under the kindergarten’s annual community and charity project called ‘1heart2Bless’ to the frontliners on Nov 10 as a sign of their gratitude and appreciation to the latter.

Minister of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development, Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah learnt about the project during a courtesy call from the kindergarten’s delegates at Baitul Makmur II Building here on Monday (Nov 15).

Fatimah praised the project, adding that it was important in shaping and inculcating good values among children. 

“What Krista Kindergarten has done is that it has successfully applied the value of being grateful. This also includes the value of knowing to be grateful and knowing when and how to thank the people who help us to keep us safe and who work tirelessly to make sure that we are safe,” said the minister. 

Fatimah looking as some of the cards created by the children and parents of Krista Kindergarten Taman Centurion for their ‘1Heart2Bless’ community project.

Krista Kindergarten director, Koh Yoke Han said the kindergarten not only emphasised children’s education but the formation of moral values, such as giving marks to the application of their students’ noble values.

“For this year’s project, we encouraged the children and their parents to appreciate the services of Covid-19 frontline staff.

“We gave each student two cards for them to write a Thank You message for our frontliners as we want them to know the sacrifices and the challenges that they are facing in order to keep us safe,” he explained.

Principal Vicky Chua said that the value of character building was always the kindergarten’s top priority on top of academic progress.

Also present was the Ministry of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Early Childhood Education Division head, Salina Bujang.

Some of the Thank You cards made by the children of Krista Kindergarten Taman Centurion and fruit packets were also distributed to the Ministry of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development.