KidZania CongreZZ 2017 Gives Underprivileged Kids a Sporting Chance

Caring Project highlights benefits of sports and games for children

KidZania CongreZZ 2017 organised its annual Caring Project which brought the spirit of unity alive in true Malaysian style by hosting a Sports Day event for the children of Lighthouse Children Welfare Home (Lighthouse). Held at Sports Planet Kota Damansara, both KidZania CongreZZ members and the children teamed up to participate in a variety of sports, games and activities.
A Corporate Social Responsibility effort by the CongreZZ members of KidZania Kuala Lumpur, this year, the Caring Project introduced activities from its variable programme KidZania SportZ 2017 in an effort to promote the spirit of sportsmanship and the thrill of healthy competition.
“The Kidzania SportZ 2017 programme was very popular among kids at KidZania Kuala Lumpur, and we realised that there are many more kids who wouldn’t have been able to enjoy that, especially the underprivileged, so we decided to bring the programme to them instead,” said eight-year-old CongreZZ kid, Joshua Zhakaria.
 “Through the Caring Project, KidZania CongreZZ members are given the responsibility to research, plan and organise a charitable initiative, which teaches them about time and project management. In addition, it instils the importance of helping others and contributing their skills and time to those less fortunate than they are,” said Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur.
 “I am very proud of the CongreZZ kids to have chosen ‘sports’ for this year’s Caring Project. Personal experience shows that when we teach kids in a classroom, only a part of the information sticks, but introduce sports or an activity and you suddenly have yourself an alert and participative audience,” he continued.


The CongreZZ members and children from Lighthouse enjoyed a fun-filled day of Zumba, CrossFit, futsal and dodgeball sessions. Additional activities such as mini golf, archery, basketball and mini table tennis were also popular and the day came to a close with an upbeat and energetic send-off in the form of special performances by the CongreZZ members and KidZania Kuala Lumpur Artistic Team.
KidZania CongreZZ is a group of 20 children, from 7 to 12 years old, elected annually to govern KidZania Kuala Lumpur and providing input in decision-making processes, gathering every quarter to discuss topics that will benefit kids such as media, entertainment, education and literature, besides planning for events and initiatives such as the annual Caring Project for disadvantaged communities.
Over the past two years, previous CongreZZ members had hosted and visited with children from two different homes, organised a Mini Charity Concert and arranged an outreach session at an Orang Asli community where children were able to mingle and learn from each other about their different lifestyles.
For more information about activities and events at KidZania Kuala Lumpur, visit www.kidzania.com.my or www.facebook.com/KidZaniaKualaLumpur, or call the KidZania Careline 1300 88 KIDZ (5439) from 9.00 am to 8.00 pm, Monday to Sunday.

About KidZania Kuala Lumpur
KidZania Kuala Lumpur is an award-winning indoor family edutainment centre that offers interactive learning and role-play experiences for kids. KidZania Kuala Lumpur is also an official co-curricular partner to the Malaysian Ministry of Education. The first of its kind in providing edutainment fun, KidZania empowers and inspires kids to pursue their life’s dreams by providing them an avenue to explore what it’s like to live and work in a real functioning city. KidZania’s kid-sized city experience is targeted at kids aged between 4 to 14 years which allows them to choose from over 100 job related role-plays spread across 60 various city establishments. As in the real world, children perform "jobs" and are either paid for their work or pay to shop or to be entertained. KidZania is built as a replica of a real functioning child-sized city, complete with buildings, paved streets, vehicles, a functioning economy, and recognizable destinations in the form of "establishments" sponsored and branded by leading multi-national and local brands.

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Its current key investment portfolio comprises Desaru Coast – a premium integrated destination resort, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort - the sixth LEGOLAND in the world and the first in Asia, KidZania Kuala Lumpur & KidZania Singapore - an indoor family education and entertainment centre, Puteri Harbour Retail Precinct – a quay side lifestyle retail and family entertainment complex, SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN – the first of its kind outside of Japan, Thomas Town – an indoor theme park that features the famous Thomas & Friends® characters on multiple themed rides and Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour at the luxury waterfront of Puteri Harbour, Iskandar Puteri, along with the award winning The Datai Langkawi and the first Els Club in Southeast Asia – The Els Club Malaysia, located in two stunning destinations – The Els Club Teluk Datai and The Els Club Desaru Coast.

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