It was an inspiring workshop, which is a personal initiative by Carey Ng, the Miss Universe Malaysia 2013, was a community project to motivate the teenage girls aged from 15 to 18 years old. Carey named it "Girls Day Out".
A total of 38 teenage girls from HOPE worldwide Kuala Lumpur & Rumah HOPE participated the event. It was a whole day workshop with lots of activities such as self-esteem development, discover personal strength conducted by motivational speaker Ms. Sandra, and also some testimony sharing by other invited speakers like Actress/Model/Celebrity Carmen Soo and Singer/Songwriter Juwita Suwito.
Alongside with Carey were the 6 finalists of Miss Universe Malaysia 2014 to be the "Big Sisters" for the 38 teenage girls throughout the day.
One of the participants from HOPE worldwide Kuala Lumpur was Patricia, who was a beneficial of HOPE worldwide few years ago. Her life changing story sharing session was one of the highlight of the day. Patricia shared about how she, as a female worked hard in the automotive industry, an industry which is dominated by majority men. And after years of gaining experiences, she will be fulfilling her dream, by opening her very own workshop in year 2014, together with her brother.
Another important highlight of the day, was the appointment of Ms. Carey Ng as the Ambassador of HOPE worldwide Malaysia. We first met Carey during the Groupon's Charity Campaign "Be the Difference" with Miss Universe Malaysia 2013 finalists. During that times, Carey was the Ambassador for HOPE worldwide Malaysia and we had raised a total of RM 5,390.00. Soon after she was crowned as the Miss Universe Malaysia 2013, she has been actively involving in our community programs. Carey has been a very dear friend to HOPE worldwide Malaysia and we appreciate all of her effort and great heart for this noble cause.
To make this workshop a special one, Carey spontaneously choreographed and performed a dance in front of everyone. It was a dance based on the song "Proud" by Heather Small. Halfway through her dance, she invited the 38 teenage girls to be on stage with her, and the performance closed up by her giving crowning each and every teenage girl, giving them an affirmation, that they are a beauty of themselves, carrying their dreams and strength with them.
By the end of the workshop, the 38 teenage girls together with their "Big Sisters" wrote down the bad habits they would like to eliminate in their lives on the helium balloons, and they will have to release the balloons to the sky together. Some of them even written down their wishes and dreams. By releasing the balloons, it's a sign of promise to themselves, that they will make it happen in their lives. It was such a meaningful and touching moment!
Once again, we would like to thank Carey, for all your effort, and hardwork putting in to make this workshop happened for these 38 girls. They had indeed impacted by you and the rest of the "Big Sisters" alongside with the invited guest speakers. Credits also go to Carey's parents who had done the decoration of this event together with Carey. We wish you all the best in your journey to Moscow to compete with 86 pageants from all over the world for the prestigious title - Miss Universe 2013/14! Carey, you had indeed made everyone of us, include the nation proud of you!
|Ms. Carey Ng as Ambassador for HOPE worldwide Malaysia. Events pictures of Carey with HOPE worldwide from 2012 to 2013.
For more pictures, check them out on our Facebook page by clicking into: Carey Ng's Community Project "Girls Day Out"
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