A couple of weeks ago, Pandu Puteri Kedah, Perak, Selangor and Terengganu joined forces to help the flood victims in Kemaman, Terengganu. In fact, our efforts were broadcasted on live Malaysian TV and newspapers the next day.
Pandu Puteri Kedah's contribution was very last minute but within less than a week, we managed to raise RM20,000 for the flood fund. It's a very humble amount but we couldn't have done it without our kind donors. They must be annoyed by my mum and I hounding them for donations. Haha. It's all for a good cause!
All the Girl Guides that were part of the relief mission were awesome. They all came from a wide age group, we had girl guides in their 60s and 70s, to those in their 30s and then a few in their 20s.
Being an adult Guide; I get to work with young teens from all over Malaysia.
And it helps that they make me feel like a teenager again. LOL.
That aside, they're an inspiration to me. Their bursting energy and cheerful personas is very uplifting because unfortunately, many adults aren't like that. Even young adults these days sometimes have their life sucked out of them and they're so whiney and defeated.
I always tell the teens I meet to work hard in school because education is important. NOT the grades, but the experience. When you meet people of different social and cultural backgrounds, you'll be more open-minded about the world.
Different people won't scare you and you'll be more accepting. At the end of the day, we are all human beings and we're Malaysians. We're family and I hope that they want a better Malaysia for ALL Malaysians.
But most of all, don't stop girl guiding because we need more positive people for our country. Those that want the best for each other InsyaAllah, so please, always be kind to each other. Love you all very much!