Creativity has always been the boundless energy that fuels our progress. But more than that, there is great joy in watching it develop in a child who seeks to understand the world around them. 

It is this energy that will help them develop into well-learned individuals. Hence the children of HiiChiiKok Foundation did not miss the opportunity to exercise their creativity in the passing Mid Autumn Festival celebration, organised by the Touching Lives Club.

A total of 34 children, 5 caretakers and 4 volunteers took part in the event which was held at Pavilion Bukit Jalil. It was a “flourful” time, with the children handling and moulding coloured flour with their gloved hands.

Within moments, the table tops were filled with balls of flour, all ready to be pressed into the ubiquitous mooncake forms that we all knew and loved.

These adorable and delectable art pieces were then kept in dainty red boxes which they could then bring home as a memento.

But the mooncake festival is never complete with the mooncakes alone. With that said, the children also tried their hands at making the traditional lanterns that lighted the night alongside the full moon.

Cardboard pieces were meticulously cut into frames, with some pieces folded over to assume a cube shape. Then transparent yellow plastic is stretched over these cutouts to complete the lantern.

Creativity was not the only thing they expressed that day. The children also took part in the lantern procession that led to a stage where they sang songs about the mooncake festival 

This certainly helped boost their confidence since they had to perform in front of a crowd of cheering spectators. If anyone had the mind to look up, they would have noticed the moon shining bright that night. But we are certain that their youth, passion and creativity shines brighter.

This fun-filled night is but one of the many enriching activities that the children indulge in on a weekly basis. For more information on the Hiichiikok Foundation, please go to:

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