New Straits Times

Puppet fun for underprivi­leged kids


Agroup of KDU diploma students from the School of Communicat­ion and Creative Arts (SCCA) and lecturers from its Creative Arts department organised a puppetry workshop and performanc­e for 62 underprivi­leged children from Chow Kit Pertiwi initiative at the Utropolis Marketplac­e in Shah Alam recently.

The project taught the children how to make sock puppets. They then performed in groups at the marketplac­e.

Special sessions on movement, dialogue delivery and voice modulation were also organised to enhance the participan­ts’ communicat­ion and delivery skills.

The puppet show was to provide a creative platform for those involved to express joy. It also aimed to promote diversity and tolerance.

The event started with a puppet perfor- mance on “The Shoemaker and the Elves” by KDU students. The children were thrilled and could not stop themselves from taking a closer look at the puppets.

A puppet-making workshop followed, where KDU students showed the children how to make simple home-made puppets. The participan­ts took the opportunit­y to unleash their creativity and make the most unique puppets for their live performanc­e.

SCCA acting head Loo Chong Hang said: “We want to bring joy and happiness to the children.

“We want our students to learn how to share with others what they have acquired in the classroom.

“The event also provides a platform for the children to express their creativity through storytelli­ng.”

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