Songs of hope by children of Hiichiikok Foundation

CHILDREN at the Hiichiikok Foundation will be staging a gala fund-raising musical performance entitled Dance with a Chance tomorrow (July 30) at Wisma Santa Mariam, Kuala Lumpur.

Staged in association with the Rockstarz Performing Arts Studio, the 34 underprivileged children aged between six and 17 will wow their audience with a medley of tunes from Disney’s Encanto and musical The Greatest Showman.

Under the direction of musical director, Gabriel Ambrose, the songs have been interwoven to tell a story reflective of the performers’ own experiences.

The main purpose of staging the performance is to provide a platform for the children to showcase their talents and to allow them the freedom to express themselves creatively, according to Hiichiikok Foundation’s guardian Frieda Ngiu.

“We recognise the importance of providing opportunities for the children to take part in performances such as this. It builds self-confidence as well as a sense of achievement,” she pointed out.

The children have been diligently rehearsing for two months in preparation for the big night.

Ngui said the long-term goal is to have regular performances such as this to allow the children to further flex their creative muse. This will also help build a self-sustaining source of revenue for the home via show proceeds while allowing for greater exposure to performing arts for the children.

The Hiichiikok Foundation Home for Children Care was set up to provide a shelter for underprivileged kids to have a conducive environment for holistic personal growth – not just in their studies – but in every facet of their lives.

It is hoped that the children will leave the Foundation as much better individuals, ready to take on the world as compared to when they first came to the Home.

Additionally, the Hiichiikok Foundation also provides scholarships to those in need. It believes that education is the best way for one to break free from the cycle of poverty. The message is that “no one should be denied the opportunity to study on account of financial constraints”. The proceeds from the musical performance will go towards realising this goal.

Entrance to Dance with a Chance is by donation. For enquiries on the showcase, kindly call 010-239 3205. More information on the Hiichiikok Foundation can be obtained from – July 29, 2022

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