|The day when children got all excited to see a drone flying above them - with our team mate Mahfiz|
|The drone that caused all the excitement in Mantanani by our team mate Nasrul Affendy.|
|Mata Helang Programme, the brainchild of Awang|
SK Mantanani has its own solar generated electricity and internet access. However, the usage was only restricted to the school and not to the community at large. Most NGOs and community programmes were held at the school premise for this convenience.
Our Sharing and Caring Programme for the school children was aimed to empower them in the following areas; i.e. building up confidence, self worthiness and improving communication. Parts of the syllabus were to learn basic English, basic journalism, and basic photography. The syllabus stressed on experiential learning with fun activities and role play. Indirectly, they were able to recognise their own potential, understanding nature and their surrounding. Courtesy of Shell, we donated cameras and science equipments for their continuous learning.
|Memento presented to Cikgu Limun, Headmaster of SK Pulau Mantanani|
From left: Mahfiz, Zul, Liz, Cikgu Limun, Awang and Cikgu OJ
Photo courtesy of Abdul Rahman Osman
My team was comprised of professional photographers and passionate philanthropists. Their skill was out of this world and one of the best in Malaysia. Zul is a photojournalist, writing for many renown newspapers and magazines in Malaysia, whilst Mahfiz, Nasrul and Rahman, they are extremely skilful, experienced, creative, awesome and lots more. No words to describe these special people.
I am truly humbled not to use their photos here to tell our story because I couldn't get my hands to them gorgeous photos fast enough for my blog. They are all busy people therefore I had to be content with my own mostly selfies taken from my Smart Samsung Camera. Hehehe.
Some of the photos by these professionals are posted below. Lalala... (hope they won't be mad).
|One of numerous amazing captures by Nasrul Affendy. Makes me speechless.|
|Arul, one of our little island friends captured beautifully by Abdul Rahman Osman in infrared mode|
|Sail away. Miniature boat made by the children to play with. This beautiful moment captured by Mahfis MA|
|Two of most recent articles by Zul for NST and Travel Adventure Magazine. He's also an avid adventurer. That guy on the covers was him.|
Okay... that's all folks. This is a posting dedicated to the children of Mantanani. Mwah! Mwah!