KUALA LUMPUR: Representatives of nonprofit-organisation Malaysian Working Mothers Forum (MWMF) paid a visit to KL Krash Pad, the premises of Yayasan Chow Kit (YCK) recently.It's part of MWMF's quest to network with NGOs that share similar family-oriented objectives.
MWMF also donated RM5,000 to YCK, which it had pledged through the hosting of a members-only event.
"While we organised an interactive programme to empower members for the new year, we also aimed to undertake a charitable project on the side," said MWMF executive director Parveen Yassin.
"YCK, with its affiliation with children and commitment to extending them as much knowledge and support as possible to aim for a better future, is the closest to our hearts.
"Most MWMF members are mothers and working women. Through their participation in the recently concluded event, they have indirectly extended a helping hand."
With the theme "Fab, Fit & Fresh for 2013!", the gathering was a runaway success, marking the first time that MWMF members got to meet each other face-to-face, instead of the usual Internet communications via Facebook and MWMF's website.
The afternoon's programme featured activities such as mini workshops on a range of topics presented by Datuk Fazley Yaakob, Nazril Idrus, Ramlan Ahmed and Encik Zaid Mohamad.
There were also make-up tips from representatives of Avon Malaysia, hand and shoulder massages by Poise Organic Wellness Studio, cellulite tips by Scala Bio Malaysia, fashion and jewellery by SFbySazzyFalak, Sakura Malaysia and Oxoloco.
The exclusive afternoon programme was co-hosted by celebrity Sazzy Falak and Parveen at Carcosa Seri Negara.
"What can be more important than children in today's world, and careful nurturing for a better tomorrow?" said Parveen.
"Through this event, MWMF members can help these children to have a brighter future. Initially, we aimed to collect around RM3,000 through this first-time event, but we have been blessed with such a great turnout that we were able to surpass the target and provide RM5,000 for YCK's programmes."
YCK chief operations officer Syirin Junisya Mohd Ali said: "We are delighted with this contribution from the Malaysian Working Mothers Forum.
"It means a lot to our work in child protection and development. We hope corporate bodies will follow this example and give back to society."
Also present were Dutch Lady Malaysia representatives.
MWMF has 3,230 members. For details visit www.facebook.com/malaysianworkingmothersforum or www.myworkingmothersforum.com.
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