For 19 years of my teaching career my teenage students spent more time with me (8 hours) than with their parents. I have on many occasions shared dreams, heartaches, triumphs and failures with them. I have never turned down any request. I have harbored them when they were chased out of their homes. Thank God none went into drugs under my stewardship. Some did (at least three) when they had to leave the school to go to another school after Form Three.
Karen and I have fed, clothed and shod many….and we still do this for the disadvantaged school kids in our neighborhood. How can you not feed a child who comes to school without breakfast?
How far can the RM100 to school children be stretched when the cheapest pinafore costs RM52 and extracurricular activities uniform can cost RM120! Some of these kids have to wait for a BN politician to present them with these RM100, only when they are free to do so! School started on 2 Jan, yah?
The kids in school today are in turmoil. Deep seated polarization distract them, distanced them and tear them apart from their peers. Religion and race are engineered to great effect on our affected youths. The recent Listen, Listen, Listen episode between one adult Sharifah Zora Jabeen public bowbeating of Bawani during a public forum is just a tip of the iceberg! The youth today want to break free from these clutches and they cry out: Give us back our Malay, Chinese and Indian friends! Such a cry comes from a 16 year old blog reader:
The people of Malaysia had lived under the clutches of the UMNO/BN Govt for more than 55 long years. Some 2 generation of people were not given Blue NRIC due to many reasons not of their own but cos of poverty & ignorance.
Now this sick old man comes out with ridiculous reasons for giving out Blue NRICs for free to VOTE for UMNO/BN. Totally against established laws and conditions to getting one.
Uncle, the people now wants to 'break free' from this evil UMNO/BN control Govt. Can you please put in the song, entitled "Break Free" by Queens? This song will be very inspiring for the young people esp and heart-trumping for the older ones. It will surely be a hit for the up-coming GE13. Go to You Tube to download it. Thank you, Uncle Z. This request comes from a 16 year old...PR supporter!!
HENRY DIBBLE, THANKS FOR VISITING ME AGAIN.