Sunday, September 30, 2007

LEAD- Reaching The Mind To Touch The Heart

While others would get ready for tuition or a game on the computer after school every day, a Form Two student would carry an empty basket and wait for a van to come to his house. While the van driver decides on a destination, he would fill up his basket with pieces of cakes. Soon he would be going from shop to shop, convincing people in the restaurants or coffee shops to buy a cake.

For each piece he sells, this highly-industrious boy makes 50 sen. One night he would be able to sell an average of 25 pieces. He has been doing this for more than two years, with money he makes given to his mother. That wonderful boy was one of the 24 participants who attended the Lasalle Expedition and Development (LEAD) camp in Ulu Kenas Kuala Kangsar from 7 to 9 September 2007. His story has touched many hearts included the volunteers who helped out at the camp.

For three days, that little boy had a well-deserved break, a treat he had never enjoyed before. Besides, having breaks swimming at the crystal-clear stream, sumptuous meals and jungle trekking, he and his friends truly enjoyed the inspirational talks on team building, positive interaction and leadership, conducted by Master Isaac .

Brother Vincent Corkery and Brother Matthew Bay who visited the camp on the second day were greatly impressed with the way the camp was organised. The boys were imbued with a sense of comradeship and a strong demonstration of zeal and a drive to excel.

The camp was made possible through contributions of benefactors and old boys, a gesture which was whole-heartedly acknowledged by the boys who attended the camp.

A tremendous success, it was a camp which reached the mind to touch the heart.

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