More than 300 participants turned up at Bukit Jalil Recreation Park on a crisp Sunday morning on 4 March to take part in Nalanda Walkathon – “Walk for Education 2012!” This time around, there were more group participation from schools, private companies and local council staff members. One out-station participant, an undergraduate from Perak, even arrived the night before and slept under a canopy in the Park!
Mdm Lee Poh Peng is one of the most experienced teachers one might meet, with 27 years of teaching in the bag. For the last 5 years, she has been serving as the Deputy Principal of Serdang Baru Chinese Primary School, as well as carrying out her duties as a teacher-counselor.
Squeals of laughter filled the air as the little ones, no more than 12 yearsold, gingerly held a milk bottle to a cutelooking calf which stood at almost their own height! The 44 young participants aged 10 to 12 were learning hands-on to care for animals and the surrounding environment, during an outing to the Animal Farm, one of the highlights of the 3-day Children’s Learning Camp.
Teens came ‘Ahoy‘ to the fore at Nalanda’s recent “Lead-A-Ship” camp. Held from 1st to 4th December, the leadership camp had 45 teenagers bonding and becoming kalyana mittas, even as they pick up pointers to become good leaders.
|Mandarin||Form 1 & 2||Wednesday||9.00am – 10.30am|
|Mandarin||Form 4 & 5||Thursday||8.00pm – 9.30pm|
|B. Malaysia||Form 2 & 3||Friday||8.00pm – 9.30pm|
|English||Form 1 & 2||Wednesday||8.00pm – 9.30pm|
|Mathematics||Form 2 & 3||Sunday||1.00pm – 2.30pm|
|Biology||Form 4||Thursday||8.00pm – 9.30pm|
|Biology||Form 5||Friday||8.00pm – 9.30pm|
|Accounting||Form 4||Tuesday||8.00pm – 9.30pm|
|Accounting||Form 5||Tuesday||8.00pm – 9.30pm|
|Chemistry||Form 5||Saturday||3.00pm – 4.30pm|
|Physics||Form 4||Saturday||10.30am – 12.00pm|
|Add. Maths.||Form 4||Saturday||4.30pm – 6.00pm|
Blessed in the beginning, blessed in the middle, and blessed in the end, the “I’m so Blessed!” camp, under the guidance of Samanera Amaranatho, showered some 32 participants aged 13 to 18, with torrents of joy and gratitude.
In November 2010, the Buddhist Community Alliance (BCA) Pāli Chanting Sub-committee was formed by representatives of all BCA member organizations to prepare a uniformed Pāli chanting script. The BCA felt the need to have a standard Pāli chanting book for its members, as most Theravadin Buddhist organizations in Malaysia chant differently from one another. The content of the BCA chanting script was edited by Bro. Tan Ho Soon and finalised in October 2011.
Life is really testing…
The campaign was co-organized by BCA and the National Blood Centre (Pusat Darah Negara). 111 donors registered for the campaign, and 84 bags of blood were collected.