Love For The Children


Children are gift from Allah SWT. For us to nurture, to love and to care for. It does sound cliché, as these are the words I keep on using in almost every blog post or notes that I do. Well, that is how I feel, and I believe, you agreed with it too :)

Project Mata Hati is also another project dedicated for the children...children who are blind and visually impaired.

This is a collaborative effort organized by the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of Sek. Men Pendidikan Khas (Cacat Penglihatan) Setapak, supported by the management of the school and in collaboration with the place I am working with, under the ticket of CSR.

Even though it is under the ticket of a CSR effort of a department in a company, we are trying to get supports from individuals,corporates and NGOs to be involved in as well. Reason is, everyone are talented and expert at their own specialized field. Together, we can turn a glass into a crystal. As the saying goes.. two heads are better than one ! :)

We have identified 6 different category of development programs for the blind and visually impaired students. Those are

a) Music
b) IT
c) Religion ( Tahfiz & Quran Recital)
d) Creative Arts
e) Language & Public Speaking
f) Sports

It is all about the love for the children.... giving them the best that we can...for them to secure a better future... insyaAllah..

For those who have already been involved in this project, my sincere gratitude and appreciation for your time, energy and ideas. May Allah SWT bless you all...

For those who soon to join us, we welcome you with an open arm :)

The Luncheon Charity will be held on 26th February 2011, Saturday, at SMPK (Cacat Penglihatan) Setapak. Proceeds from the fundraising will be used to fund for the 6 development programs as well as some minor facilities upgrading.

Please help us to spread around the words... thank you....

Take care ...

sincerely,

Project Mata Hati

Mata Hati


We wake up in the morning, open up our eyes... and we see...

We see the sun rising up at the sky, while the birds flying around welcoming the bright new day...

We see people passes by, each with destination to head for...

From the heart... we see more...

We see what life is all about...

Compassion and love, hurt and pain, mixed together...

We feel it for those in need... the urge to be there for them...

Because we are seeing through the heart... we are seeing with " Mata Hati "

Project Mata Hati is an effort in realizing the initiatives in creating a better future for the blind and visually impaired children, organized by the PTA of SMPK Setapak, supported by the school, and in collaboration with a corporate organization.

" Seeing Through The Light Of Education"....

Take care all

sincerely,
davina @ Project Mata Hati

picture courtesy of rusmanarief.com

Visionary Heart


The classroom was filled with 30 tables... lined up in 4 straight lines... apart from one another

On each table, there was a Perkin braille machine.

It was SPM week.

They sat for their Mathematics paper earlier that day. When asked how was the paper, they smiled and said " OK je :) "

In them... I see calmness, serenity and sincerity

In them... I see ambition, courage and hope

They are blind.. due to their sight, but..

They are very visionary... of what they want to be...

"The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision - Hellen Keller 1880-1968"

sincerely,

davina @ Project Mata Hati


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Beautiful Painting


If I could capture all memories I had with all the little heroes, and turn it into a painting...

Believe me, it will be a beautiful painting with lovely colours, just like the bright colours of rainbow after a thunderous storm.

Children are beautiful, in their own way. Their honesty, sincerity and truthfulness is something that... even we adults failed in sometimes.

Every child that Wishing Well Programme has been involved with are special at their own way.

Blind boys band belting out latest pop song, little girl singing her heart out entertaining all at the ward and young gentleman fighting each second in his life for he knows his mother need him most...

Those are some lovely pictures that are captured in this humble mind of mine...

Pictures of courage, hope and love...

Stay strong dear children, May Allah SWT give you the strength to go through every minute, every hour in your life...

InsyaAllah...

May Allah SWT bless you my dear readers...

sincerely,

davina


picture courtesy of lynnecowart.com

Melodious Moment


The fingers tapping the keyboard gently...

With a melodious music filling up the air...

Soothing feeling...

Beautiful experience...

Priceless moment...

"Bila Cinta" was the song he played...

He learned by himself, no guidance, no teacher and no music notes to refer to..

The music notes... it has to be...

A Braille music notes...

Thank you Allah, for bringing us to meet these lovely children...

Alhamdulillah...

May Allah SWT bless you my dear friends...

"Tiada kata yang dapat aku ucapkan, hanya... merasakan betapa kerdilnya diri ini apabila berada disamping mereka. Sesungguhnya... adalah tanggungjawab kita bersama, memastikan... yang terbaik bagi kanak-kanak yang instimewa ini..insyaAllah...

Davina "

Little Act Of Ours


"Give little love to a child, and you get a great deal back - John Ruskin (8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900)"

I have to admit, children always hold a special place in my heart. They are priceless gift from Allah SWT for us all. For us to nurture, to love and to care for.

There are many ways of caring and nurturing the children... regardless material or immaterial...

Most important thing of all, that little act of ours must be sealed with lots of love...

Since Wishing Well Programme started, we had delivered goody bags on 5 different occasions. The methodology applied in delivering the goody bags is very simple. To cheer them up while battling with the pain during festive seasons.. even for a few seconds...

This little act of ours gave priceless gift in return...

Priceless Smile...

p/s Lovely Yana, I love your smile . You are simple ADORABLE my dear :)

sincerely,

davina

Hati Seorang Remaja

Dalam menghitung detik-detik menyambut kedatangan tahun baru.. 1432H, sedetik untuk kita bermuhasabah diri.....

Saya bersyukur pada Yang Maha Esa, kerana mengizinkan saya mengenal Adik Mohd Hazim Husaini. Tiada kata yang dapat menggambarkan perasaan saya kecuali... saya berdoa agar Adik Hazim sentiasa di bawah lindungan Allah SWT... insyaAllah....

Nota: Video ni dihasilkan pada bulan Oktober, 2009.

Power Of Love


Love makes one stronger. Makes one move forward. One step after another, stronger than before.

Adik Hazim is a fighter in his own battle. A brave young gentleman who does not own the word "Give Up" in his vocabulary.

He has been in and out of hospital countless time. Biopsy after biopsy, whilst chemotherapy and radiotherapy are not an option anymore. However, I could see in his eyes how strong he became when he is being surrounded by this special gift called...

LOVE.

Adik Hazim is one of many children that Wishing Well Programme has been involved with. Each and everyone of them are going through a difficult path every second, every minute and every hour...but in them, personally I see how strong the power of love is.

Love received from the parents, families, relatives, friends, strangers... and the most powerful of all... is the love from Him.

Let us all join our hands together, in giving as much love as we can to the children in need...

We had our childhood once, lets try our best to give them theirs too... even for a few moment...

"Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same - Helen Keller (27 June 1880 – 1 June 1968)"

Note: Wishing Well Programme is currently involved with projects for children with cancer, children with visual impairment and children who are underprivileged and have lost their parents....

May Allah SWT Bless you..

sincerely,

davina

Project Brailler - Thank You Note


Dear beloved friends,

I am pleased to informed that, 1 Perkins Brailler Machine has been delivered to SMK Pendidikan Khas Setapak on Tuesday, for the students to use during the SPM examination.

Thank you to all donors who have been involved in this project by Wishing Well Programme.

"How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it! - George Elliston (27 July 1875, Ipswich – 21 February 1954)"

May Allah SWT bless you always

Take care,

davina

A Brother's Wish


"Thoughtfulness for others, generosity, modesty and self-respect are the qualities which make a real gentleman or lady - Thomas H. Huxley (4 May 1825 – 29 June 1895) "


This boy is only 16. He is a non-hodgkin lymphoma patient, stage 4. His last wish is...to give his sister a computer.


It did not surprise me much when I knew he wanted a computer for his younger sister.


Because... he is always thinking of others... in every little thing he does...


Because... he loves his family very much... he wants the best for them...


InsyaAllah, the computer will be reaching him soon..thank you so much to all who have been assisting in making this happens...


As the proverb quoted above said... Thoughtfulness for others, generosity, modesty and self-respect are the qualities which make a real gentleman or lady...


This boy is a real gentlemen. A truly brave young gentlemen.


May Allah SWT give him the strength to go through every second, every minute, every hour....


And to you reading this note.. May Allah bless you...


take care,

davie


Project " Goodies For Kiddies" - Delivery Day


"Beauty is not in the face; Beauty is a light in the heart. - Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

Every step we take in this journey of life, lead us to meeting different individuals everyday. Different personalities, different characteristics .. and definitely different hearts.

Syukur Alhamdulillah, under His guidance and blessing... it is truly a priceless gift, to be connected with individuals of beautiful hearts. Individuals who are endlessly supporting, helping and assisting in their own ways in making Wishing Well Programme's projects materialized as planned.

Individuals who are now.. friends that I love and treasure very much :)

Yesterday, Alhamdulillah... all went well for Project " Goodies For Kiddies ". We went to UMMC and UKMMC paediatric oncology wards to distribute the goody bags, in conjunction with the Deepavali celebration. Parents and children said thank you very much to all donors and friends who have ben a part of this project.

We may not be able to take away the pain from them... but we may have managed to sprinkle a few seconds of happiness in them...insyaAllah...

Thank you very much to all donors and friends who have been helping to make this happened.

From the bottom of my heart... I want you to know... you are truly a BEAUTY

I am blessed to have you as my friends.

May Allah SWT bless you.

loves,

davina

Project Brailler - Seeing Through The Heart


When I first started Wishing Well Programme, it was with a purpose of giving moment of happiness and joy in life to the children in need.With personal experiences of volunteering with cancer related NGOs, childhood cancer children have been the main focus of Wishing Well Programme from the very beginning.


However, as time goes by, one thing lead to another. We got to know RACTAR ( Rumah Amal Cahaya Tengku Ampuan Rahimah ), a home for orphans, poor and abandoned children, thus started a monthly programme with the girls beginning October last year. Syukur Alhamdulillah, this programme has been blessed with wonderful people, who without fail, keep on contributing in terms of energy, time, ideas and financial assistance . May Allah SWT bless you.



Today, I will kick off a new project for a new beneficiary. It is called " Project Brailler - Seeing Through The Heart". The plan is simple. It is to purchase brailler machines for the blind students who will be taking SPM this year. 1 machine cost about RM2,100.00. God willing, I am targeting to purchase 2 machines.


Hopefully, we will be able to assist them in pursuing their dream, InsyaAllah...


We had our days being a student once, sat for major examinations, further our studies and be where we are right now.. Let us join our hands together assisting these lovely children going for their dream, their hope and their future


Children are gift from Allah SWT...for us to love.. to care .. and to nurture...


"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does - William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) "


Thank you friends , for reading this note...


May Allah SWT bless you...


loves,

davina

Heart Of Gold


You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself. - Harvey S. Firestone 1868-1938”

It is a very heartfelt experience seeing people from different walk of life coming together in bringing happiness to those in need. Again, last Sunday was a day of joyful moment. It was an event organized by a hospital for the Thalassemia patients.

What impressed me most is seeing the commitments given by the artistes and personnel from ASTRO. Arrangements were done purely through e mails and text messages. My bad was that... I did not explain in detail of how the event will be. All I said was.. " See you guys at 12 noon ". Regardless the hiccups I did, Zahid, Toy, Edlin, Akma and Yazer gave a lovely unplugged performance to the patients and families. Through their gestures and smiles, I know it came from their heart. Heart of Gold.

I used to write that, I do not cry in front of the patients or families. No matter how bad the situation they are facing, how painful the child is battling with, shedding tears is a no, no to me.

However, last Sunday I could not stop a few drops of tears from flowing down...

Rest assure.. it was not due to sadness.. I was overwhelmed seeing the event being flooded by people with hearts of gold....

Thank you so much to See Bee, Zahid, Toy, Yazer, Edlin and Akma... you guys are marvelous ! :)

May Allah SWT bless you all...

sincerely,

davie

Thank You Uncles & Aunties


Dear beloved friends,


Together in this note, is a photo of a card made by the children at RACTAR today. The English session received an overwhelmed response ( your are SUPERB , K. Amy !! ) and the birthday party was as joyful as ever.It was indeed a blessing to see the girls smile and laugh throughout the 3 hours program. InsyaAllah, one day, you will be able to join me for the activities with the girls.

May Allah SWT bless you always, insyaAllah..

Take care and have a great week ahead.


sincerely,

davina

Goodies For Kiddies


A few years ago, I experienced staying at the hospital during the Eid as I was taking care of my loved one. The feeling was indescribable ... sad, to be exact. But then, it was only 2 weeks for me and my loved one, syukur alhamdulillah.

However, unlike what I had experienced, the strong little heroes and their loving parents are experiencing it on day to day basis. Their courage, their faith and their strong will power is something that I always respect.

Therefore, with the Deepavali celebration coming soon, as well as Children's Day events being celebrated at schools ( when I was a little girl, I remember clearly my school did Chidren's Day Celebration in October , still the same eh? ),I humbly announcing Project "Goodies For Kiddies"

A short excerpt of a song by Ms. Carole King...

You've Got A Friend

.....

If the sky above you

Should turn dark and full of clouds

And that old north wind should begin to blow

Keep your head together and call my name out loud

And soon I will be knocking upon your door.

You just call out my name and you know where ever I am

I'll come running to see you again....

Dear little children,

InsyaAllah, we will be knocking your door/bed soon.. with " Goodies For Kiddies" :)

Hopefully, these goodies can bring some cheer during the festive season... you always have our prayers and love little children, hugs to you all...

Goodies For Kiddies

- similar to the goody bags that Wishing Well Programme did during Chinese New Year & Eid, we will be sending out goody bags to oncology wards, in conjunction with Deepavali celebration as well as Children's Day.

- tentative date : 30th Nov 2010 ( Saturday )

May Allah SWT bless you..

hugs,

davina

Moments In Life


Every second is a blessing..

Every tears, every laughter, every smile...

There were moments.. when it was difficult to move on...

But.. God willing... there will always be a rainbow... after every storm...

InsyaAllah...

Syukur alhamdulillah, last Friday, Adik Mohd Hazim Husaini celebrated his 16th birthday. We had a quiet birthday celebration, but I assure you, he was smiling all the way. Adik Aqeela is currently sitting for her PMR at the hospital, tough little lady she is. Adik Ng Yee Lin, hmmm.. she will be having a great time with her family real soon, under a programme organized by an NGO :)

My sincere gratitude to all friends who have been supporting little programs that I did... may Allah SAW bless you always.

p/s: I came across this song recently.... dedicated to all of you, lovely friends ...:)

In Our Small Way - Michael Jackson

Maybe you and I can’t do great things
We may not change the world in one day
But we still can change some things today... In our small way
Empty words are not enough
Where there’s hurt we’ll be a crush
When there’s thirst we’ll fill each other’s cup
Because we care we love enough to share
Maybe you and I can’t do great things
We may not change the world in one day
But we still can change some things today... In our small way
In despair we’ll be the hope
And the prayer that frees the soul
We’ll be there to share each lonely road
Because we love, I know
We care enough
Maybe you and I can’t do great things
We may not change the world in one day
But we still can change some things today... In our small way
Just a little time is all it takes
What a difference just a smile can make, you’ll see
Love is all we need
Maybe you and I can’t do great things
We may not change the world in one day
But we still can change some things today... In our small way

In our small way.. hopefully, God willing... we can help to make the children smile...even for a second...

May Allah SWT bless you always...

loves,
davie

Sprinkle Of Joy - A Bag Of Love


Syukur alhamdulillah, the day started with calm cool weather at my place... added with a beautiful rainbow up in the sky.


The goody bags were packed earlier, on 21st Aug (Saturday). My sincere thank you to all who have been helping through out the journey of making this happened. Honestly,without your help and His blessing, this could not have been a success.


In each bag, there were a jar of cookies, 1 giant cookie, 2 handkerchiefs, 1 colouring book, 1 story book, 1 small bolster, 1 pack of kerepek, 1 colour pencil, 1 sharpener, 1 Eid greeting card from Ms. Deanna Yusof, 1 Eid greeting card from Mr. Aznil Hj Nawawi and 1 pack of Duit Raya.

The goody bags were delivered to 2 oncology wards (UMMC and UKMMC). The children were smiling shyly and the parents beamed with joy when we handed the bags. Syukur.. :)


That is what Wishing Well Programme is all about... to make the little heroes smile, even for a few seconds. Their battle in fighting Big C is a journey that no words can describe how rocky the road is. InsyaAllah, with His blessing..hopefully, through the projects that we do and the love that we give to them, could sprinkle some dropsof joy, happiness and strength to each and one of them.


This project was kicked off a few weeks before Ramadhan. With tight deadlines for everyone to comply to, syukur alhamdulillah... everyone poured in their love, time and commitment towards it. Only Allah SWT can repay your kindness.... insyaAllah.


Everyone from different race, religion and gender comes together... for the children. Some of the individuals, I have known for years... some I have known through projects related to wishing well programme. No matter where our our path crossed, each and everyone of you are very special to me. Love you.


May Allah SWT bless you, always...

love

Davina

Just Smile


This note is dedicated to all who have been helping and spending time with Adik Mohd Hazim Husaini. Please know that... you have made a difference in his life.. insyaAllah. May Allah bless you, always...

Every time I visit him, he gives me his warmest smile. I know, he is in pain. Yet, he hides it. Usually he will say " buat tak tau je .., jangan layan sangat ". The degree of pain varies. It may be very painful at night, and bearable at day time. Sometimes.. the pain is always there.. 24/7. His constant companion is.. morphine.

Adik Mohd Hazim is one of the little heroes that have a special place in my heart.. and I believe, he is loved by many as well.

Everyday is a battle.. but, he never fails to smile..

Seeing him today, reminded me of a song by Charlie Chaplin

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it's breaking.
When there are clouds in the sky
you'll get by.

If you smile through your pain and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun shining through
For you.

Light up your face with gladness,
Hide every trace of sadness.
Although a tear may be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying.
You'll find that life is still worthwhile-
If you just smile.


May Allah SWT bless him and all the little heroes who are battling everyday with the Big C...

p/s Adik Hazim gave me the snowball ( see pics ) during his trip to Singapore organized by an NGO recently. The snowball is with me, but I want to share it with all of you who have been supporting, assisting and helping Adik Mohd Hazim and his family...

May Allah SWT bless u all..

loves,
davie

The Signature


I am a big fan of tennis. I play tennis, watch tennis, talk about tennis and in fact read about tennis too.

Last year, at 33 years old, I was proudly holding a big tennis ball with signatures of Nikolay Davydenko & Fernando Verdasco.

I was grinning for days, felt like I am the luckiest person on earth. Haha.. sounds childish right, but then.. every adult still has that bits and pieces as a child in the heart.

Well, now you know why I try my best, to get the Raya cards for the children to be signed by someone who can bring smiles to their faces.

Because I know... it is a feeling beyond words...

It is impossible for us to take away their pain...

But, God willing.. it is possible for us to make them smile... even for a second.....

p/s When I was a child, Steffi Graf was my idol. She is still my idol, till now :)


take care
Davie

For The Children


It has been almost 10 months since we first started doing monthly programmes at RACTAR. Syukur alhamdulillah, my gratitude goes to En. Dzul and wife,staff at RACTAR and of course my very dedicated friends cum volunteers who have been very supportive in every projects that we did.

I only wrote once about what we do at RACTAR. Partly, because I was building up a team of volunteers. Alhamdulillah.. after 10 months.. I know, Allah SWT has given me a priceless gift. A group of dedicated, loving, cheerful and caring volunteers. Most important of all, they have become good friends of mine.

Amazingly.. half of them are friends I know through Wishing Well Programme. Wishing Well Programme started as a small platform to make the childhood cancer patients smile, laugh and enjoy the moments of being a child.We are not an NGO... just a group of friends, joining our hands together for the children.

Therefore, now.. Wishing Well Programme has spread the wings, reaching other children with different struggle in their life. RACTAR is a home to a group of girls who comes from a different background. Some are orphans, some are poor.. and some were abused before.

What we do there.. is just like the lyrics of a song by Whitney Houston. The lyrics goes something like this...

" I believe the children are our are future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be ..."


Next programme.. Story Telling Competition, Sunday, 25th July 2010.

p/s i am soooooo looking forward to it.... :)

May Alah SWT bless you..

davie

Purity & Simplicity


Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ~Mark Twain 1835 - 1910

TRULY...

It is a blessing to know the purity of one's heart ...

And honestly.. through simplicity.. the purity reveals..

Project " A Bag Of Love"is a simple project. Small.. but honestly.. very meaningful.

It is meaningful as.. it has been blessed with so many wonderful people out there... who have become my friends.. syukur Alhamdulillah..

Friends, you have a heart that only Allah SWT can repay your kindness... you all are in my prayers... always....

We have almost reached the target of 100 cookie jars :) Next, I am targeting to include story books in the goody bags.. insyaAllah...

To all of you lovely friends.... take care always :)

May Allah SWT bless you...

hugs,
davie