I was over at the KL Bird Park yesterday for the press conference of Sempoi Charity, a self-funded multiracial volunteer group, and I just realized it has been a while since I was last in the KL Bird Park… in case you did not know, the KL Bird Park is the World’s Largest Free-flight Walk-in Aviary located at the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens, just 10 minutes away from the city center and home to over 3,000 birds… and so yes, a visit here is overdue for me…
Note to self – bring daughter to KL Bird Park soon….
Anyway, Sempoi Charity is going to be organizing a charity fun walk at the KL Bird Park on May 13 2017, so if you, who is reading this is around KL then or planning to be around, do take this opportunity to join in this amazing charity fun walk….
Sempoi Charity was founded in June 2016 and is formed by a multiracial group of young and dynamic people who are passionate about reaching out to the less fortunate and under privileged.. The name ‘Sempoi’ is a word in Malay that means ‘Cool’…. Sempoi Charity outreach programmes are aimed to help those in need irrespective of gender, race and religion… and yes, I strongly believe they are sempoi….
This 2.5km charity fun walk at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is targeting 2,000 participants… and in case you are asking, yes, my little girl and I are so joining this, so why not come down and join us too… because…..besides charity, this fun walk is also a platform to create awareness on the importance of preserving nature, its diverse flora and fauna, especially birds and promote a healthy lifestyle for families, you and me and all of us living in the city….. and what an awesome walk it would be in the bird park.. the kids and nature lovers will definitely have a wonderful time walking amidst the sweet chirping and cooing of the birds..
….and guess what.. Chickaboo, that famous Malaysian ostrich, who made himself famous by running along the Federal highway will also be making an appearance as well… -rubbing hands in glee- I know my daughter and I want to take a pic with Chickaboo…
Mr. Mike Manicka the President of Sempoi Charity said that Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is an apt venue for the fun walk as it houses a wide species of birds native to Malaysia in a lush natural setting right in the heart of the city, the green lung of Kuala Lumpur….
Funds raised from this walk will be channeled to JKOASM to support their educational outreach programmes. JKOASM is a NGO made out entirely of volunteers working with the Orang Asli Community. Some of their outreach programmes includes women’s empowerment workshops, youth leadership workshop and basic computer skills training to help the Orang Asli community to obtain basic skills, knowledge and confidence to be self-sufficient.
Some of the Funds will also use to support Sempoi Sahur – a street feeding programme to feed the homeless and destitute living on the streets of Kuala Lumpur during the holy month of Ramadhan and SC Cares for Kids through a graffiti mural art project at schools for disabled kids.
Through this Walk, Sempoi Charity is hoping to raise RM15,000.00 to benefit JKOASM, feed and provide toiletry kits for 500 homeless individuals and paint 3 graffiti murals at schools for disabled children. So come now, do your part for charity and also lets have a helluva load of fun and keep healthy doing it….
Sempoi Charity is welcoming and hoping for contributions from any corporate companies for their CSR initiatives. Companies are encouraged to help raise funds by taking up various sponsorship opportunities available including sponsorship of participation for children from homes and orphanages.
So if you are on the upper management or a director of any company, or just want to do your part for charity, please do contact Mr. Mike Manicka and the Sempoi Charity team and support the fund walk to hand in hand raise funds and make a difference for the betterment of the community as a whole.
Participants of Sempoi Charity Funwalk can choose to participate in either one of two (2) categories:-
Adult for Individuals aged 18 and above (RM80)
Family comprising of 1 Adult & 1 Child aged between 5 to 17 years old (RM150)
All participants get a goody bag, an official Sempoi Charity Funwalk T-shirt , yellow for the kids and blue for the adults and an finisher medal that is like a jigsaw puzzle piece.
Sign up now…. from 31st March 2017 onwards at www.twentyfirstcenturysports.com
Be sure to check out the KL Bird Park too… the PC was held at their Hornbill Restaurant and Cafe and it is a lovely cafe that serves pretty yummy dishes and yes, if you are lucky, you get to dine with the birds… I had an ‘argument’ with one of them.. the one on the chair who thought he wanted to eat some nasi lemak and I told it no, because I was worried little birdie might get an upset tummy…. Psst… I love their nasi lemak and beehoon goreng loads…
Address – KL Bird Park, 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50480 Kuala Lumpur