Meaningful Days with Beautiful Friends

Participants and facilitators having a group photograph at the base of KL Tower.

Article by Lim Ajit.  Photographs by Ooi Choong Li and Liew Qian Yu.

With the start of year-end school break, 51 teenagers participated in a fruitful learning camp held at Nalanda Centre from 18 – 21 November.  Targeted at secondary school students from 13 to 17 years old, the participants converged from various parts of Klang Valley, Kelantan, Terengganu, Kedah, Johor, and even from Singapore.

(Left) Participants having fun making "Friend-SHIP" using recyled items; (Right) Learning a cultural dance.

Organised by the students and facilitators of Nalanda Dharma School, participants learned about the essence of true friendship, and the distinguishing qualities of a good friend.  The variety of group activities, Dhamma sharings and group reflections was both appealing and helpful to the participants’ learning.  The highlight event of the camp was a trip to Menara Kuala Lumpur and the ‘Nalanda Race’, where participants get to deepen their understanding on friendship while having fun in dynamic activities.

"Beautiful friends" - the theme of this year's teenager learning camp.

Amidst light-hearted and like-minded companions, bonds swiftly formed and the association in healthy relationships justified the theme of the camp!  The camp concluded joyfully after 4 days of great learning that forged a lifetime of true friendships.