Nearly 100 children attended a private screening of Disney’s “Jungle Book” movie on Saturday, 16 April, followed by lunch, in a “Movie Day” event that was organised and sponsored by the Soroptimist International Club of Penang (“SIP”), a service-oriented, non-profit organisation for women.
The 97 boys and girls between the ages of 4-15 and their ten minders were from four children’s welfare homes in Penang and Kedah. They arrived early at Gurney Plaza’s Golden Screen Cinemas in excited anticipation of the 10.30am movie, a live-action adaptation of the Disney classic, which was based on Rudyard Kipling’s stories.
The four participating homes are:
· Batu Grace Children’s Home, Kulim - 48 children, 2 minders
· Crystal Family Home, Air Itam - 15 children, 3 minders
· Children Protection Society, Jalan Scotland - 13 children, 2 minders
· Agape Shalom Children’s Welfare Home, Kulim - 21 children, 3 minders
After the movie, the children were taken to a private buffet lunch sponsored by Three Sixty Revolving Restaurant under Mr Yeoh Kah Hock, at City Bayview Hotel. The restaurant, which normally operates in the evening, had specially catered to the event with a delicious array of Peranakan curries, fried noodles, fried chicken, french fries, samosas, curry puffs, bread and butter pudding and ice-cream. The children had the opportunity to indulge themselves in bowls of ice-cream and also to enjoy the stunning rooftop view of this UNESCO World Heritage City.
The children were each given goodie bags when they left at 2.30pm. The movie outing and goodie bags were fully sponsored by SIP members.