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‘Water Balloons, Runs and Literature’– A Taylor’s Reading Bus Initiative

[By Christina Britto]

Water balloon fights, runs and literature – all set to kick off on 6 December with the Taylor’s Reading Bus Charity Run, set to take place at the Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur.

The Reading Bus Club of Taylor’s College, Subang Jaya, invites you to be a part of its first ever water balloon fun run for literacy.  The event is open to the public and entails running 5 kilometres for charity. What sets this apart from your usual running event, though, is the fact that water balloon stations will be set up along the 5-kilometre route to give the participants a refreshing splash when the exertion begins to catch up to them.

The event will kick off at eight in the morning and will involve a registration fee of RM50. This is inclusive of a race pack, running shirt and certificate for all participants. All proceeds will be directed at aiding underprivileged children to have the chance to learn English as you and I did.

Not to mention the fact that you may be able to win up to RM 500 or score a medal if you’re one of the top twenty in any category.

The Reading Bus Club of Kuala Lumpur is a registered non-profit organization that aims to eradicate illiteracy amongst underprivileged children. The club aims to accomplish this via camps, reading competitions and English Language seminars.

The Taylor’s Reading bus is a collaboration community service project between Taylor’s College and the Reading Bus Club of Kuala Lumpur. This year, the project was formally accepted and adopted as a community project under the Taylor’s College Subang Jaya Cambridge A Level (CAL) programme.

The club essentially aims to change the lives of children around them by giving urban teenagers a chance to give back to society. It provides people with the opportunity to provide underprivileged children something that we take for granted every day; our ability to speak and understand the global language of English.

By doing this, the club hopes to encourage an interest for reading amongst children. It provides you and your friends a chance to show how compassionate you can be.

All of this while having fun with water balloons.

If travelling to Kuala Lumpur is too strenuous or inconvenient, the organizers have even planned transport between Taylor’s College Subang Jaya or the Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, and Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur.

This is an event with an amazing cause at its core. So mark the date on your calendar, bring your friends and come on down to Lake Gardens – let’s have some fun while giving back for a good cause.

For more information on transport times and registration, please email thereadingbus@hotmail.com.

 

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