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2010 Events & Activities

Voice of the Children in Sabah June, 2010

VoC Board Member Quek Sue Yian, along with Dr. Judith Ennew, Shazanah Agha and Su En Yong, paid a visit to Kota Kinabalu to meet and interview key people involved in some of the various projects going on involving stateless children and young people in the area. Below are some of the organizations contacted:

  1. Rainbow of Hope Day Centre
  2. Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu (DBKK)
  3. Sabah Child Welfare Association
  4. FHL School (Faith, Hope & Love)
  5. Federal Special Task Force
  6. DBKK Enforcement Officer
  7. Pulau Gaya: Lok Urai Refugee Camp
  8. Bajau Laut (sea gypsies)
  9. KAFA school in Telipok refugee settlement
  10. Former NST journalist

Book Publication July, 2010

Voice of the Children published two children’s books, Cats in the Rubbish and The Little Dancing Bear, which are about street children and child labour, respectively. To read more about these books, see our Media page and to purchase, please visit our online Book Store.

Fundraiser with Knowing Children September, 2010

A night of fun to raise money for two child advocacy groups! Held at Leonardo’s in Bangsar, the event featured auctions, a quiz, entertainment and a DJ into the night. There are prizes to be won and excellent things to auction for like our Malaysia Day one of kind Yamaha bike.

Youth Lens Photo Exhibit December, 2010

Voice of the Children presented the unique exhibition – “Youth Lens: Film and Photography on Children’s Rights” – at the Annexe Gallery at Central Market from 14 to 19 December, in conjunction with Human Rights Day on 10 December. The exhibition presented photos that were taken by local children and screenings of films by local and international film makers.

The photographers behind the exhibition are actual children living in Chow Kit and participating in programs at KL Krash Pad, a drop-in centre for teens. The children were each given a disposable camera and told to go out and have fun, which they did! Their photos are exciting, funny, sweet, sad, and a little bit naughty, reflecting Chow Kit as seen by its children. This is their world we were privy to, making this a very special exhibition.

Alongside the photo exhibition, the Annexe Gallery screened documentaries by local and international filmmakers on issues of children’s rights. The opening night screening featured two short films: “Back to the Streets” and “Stolen Futures,” and the exhibition closed with the Academy Award winning, “Born into Brothels.”