I have good karma today. Just back from community service, which is a must activity for moral subject. Well, the day was kinda tiring due to the hot weather but everything was fun. From that, I've learnt that the society which is sometimes unfair, and it is our job to help them out. We actually went to a place called PERKORP, a NGO that was formed by parents of mentality handicapped children, either down syndrome or wateva ... which is a workshop for them to learn to be independance and make their own living. In other words, the place is for them to get odd jobs like packing KFC tissues and doing laundries for hotels. The project will be a lifelong project and they are setting this organization because most parents believe that when they are no longer alive, no one would take care of their childrens and they have to depend on themselves and slowly make their own living. Parents are the only selfless individuals that will look after them ... *Thumbs-up to all parents*
So when we reached there, my friend's uncle who is one of the founder of the organization brief us about the purpose of the organization. He told us that our awareness on the existance of such people is important, since they're more vulnerable compare to those blind and mute. Then we're involved on the activities they're doing. All of the members in the center is around 17 to 50 years old and there are a total of 50 over members, each with their own personalities which is quite fun to discover .. and different efficiency level. Some would managed to pack over a thousand set of tissues per day while some might have problem reaching a hundred. Those who's much better will help in the kitchen where they're need to handle knives and stuff. They're setting up a bakery which sells mooncakes, tarts and stuff.
Till lunch time, another interesting thing. These groups of people find it hard to handle with numbers. Most can only count from 1 to 5 and they're not aware of money matters. So, they will need to pay RM 2.50 in order to get their lunch and they have to ask the money from their parents. This is a way to teach them the importance of money and how to value them. Of coz they still let them have lunch even if they forget to do so. Then there's drinking water session where everyone was so excited and ran to their lockers to drink water. There's this active and bossy girl who asked us to go and continue our work when she found out that we don't bring our bottles of water to drink. Then there's this indian girl, Syilvia ( she's 44 if not mistaken ) who loves to talk. She told me bout all her stuffs, non stop and will urge me to sit beside her to listen to all her stuff. Another girl, will always seek for attention but she couldnt communicate verbally. There's once she hug my hand and drag me to somewhere .. and I just smile at her don't even know what happened. Some of the members are kinda smart, a guy even lied to me on his name...
Well during da time we're supposed to leave, we took a group picture with them. No idea why they're so excited to go home, simple minded I guess .. and they're as happy as how we felt like after taking the last paper of some major exams. There's a guy even held my hand ( those couple type of holding - locking finger ) and I had no idea what he's doing .. so just smiled =p
The above title, Simple Mind refers to this group of people. They look young of course, since everyone there refer us as 'uncle and aunties' although they're way older than us. We worried too much. Not worrying at all might be a problem but we're not supposed to make ourselves look old.
Btw, last two days I'm really worrying for nothing. Maybe she's not telling me bcoz of her rationalizing the whole situation that it would be plain stupid for me just to go there looking at her and wasting my time.. but for me doing something like just looking at her is not stupid at all.
Simple mind i guess .. we shudnt think too much ..