MANZA is looking for a volunteer to coordinate a fortnightly newsletter to our members. Now that we are no longer producing a monthly magazine, we would love to use this newsletter to keep members up to date on what’s happening at MANZA, share interesting stories, and update members on special offers from our sponsors. This person will work closely with other committee members who will supply most of the content for the newsletters. Your role will be to collate and lay out the content and ensure its timely delivery. If you think you can help or you’d like to discuss further, please get in touch with Georgina at [email protected].
As we enter another strange year of uncertainty under the cloud of a Movement Control Order, unfortunately MANZA will not be able to proceed with our traditional event to usher in the new year and welcome our members back to KL, which was originally planned for 30th January between Australia Day and Waitangi Day.
However, we are hopeful that conditions will improve in Malaysia and we look forward to welcoming you all for a day of family friendly games and delicious food at Out of Africa on Saturday 20th March from 11am-5pm. This event will be hosted in conjunction with the Malalysia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce. As well as the food and fun there will be some fantastic prizes on offer.
Once again the CMCO extension in Kuala Lumpur has foiled our plans, and unfortunately MANZA’s Christmas coffee morning planned for Tuesday 21st December will not go ahead. The delicious red wine that was to be mulled for Christmas is now destined for sangria in January! We promise to reschedule a coffee morning as soon as we can in the new year.
If you can, please help us support regular MANZA charity, the Reading Room, by making a donation directly. Bank details are as follows:
Name: Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak Kanak Kajang
Acc No: 8600468573
Phone: +6012 628 0207
Email: [email protected]
MANZA has supported a number of charities over the past years and one of them is The Reading Room – located in Kajang.
The Reading Room focuses on caring for local children – aged between 7 and 17 years – before and after school whose parents work or are marginalised in caring for them in some way. Children receive tuition and a daily meal. More than 80 children receive these daily meals. Food costs alone for the centre run at more than RM1,500 per month and they desperately need ongoing assistance to provide these meals.
With Christmas in mind, and particularly with our Christmas Coffee Morning hopefully happening, on Tuesday 22nd December, we would very much appreciate donations of non-perishable foods brought along on the day that we can deliver to the Reading Room.
Just an idea of some of what they require includes:
- Rice (Cap Rambutan)
- Oil (Cap Sri Murni)
- Fernleaf milk powder
- Babas fish and/or chicken curry powder
- Sardines – big tins
- Bee Hoon – big packets
- Packets of dhaal
If you can’t make it to our coffee morning but would like to help support the Reading Room please get in touch. We thank you for your support!
Due to the extension of the CMCO in Kuala Lumpur until 20th December, sadly MANZA’s Christmas coffee morning will be postponed. We plan to go ahead with this event on Tuesday 22nd December at 10am, all other details as per our original flyer. Please do get in touch if you’d like to attend!
As we all know, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges for everyone, and particularly for charities which rely entirely on donations to survive. One of MANZA’s regularly supported charities, RC Deaf Missions Malaysia, is struggling to sustain their 14 year mission of enhancing deaf livelihood.
Christmas charity bazaars which are normally organised by associations like MANZA to generate income have been cancelled this year. Therefore, RC Deaf Missions have taken this initiative to showcase all their in-house sewn merchandise on their website for you to shop safely and comfortably from your home.
Everything you see here is designed and made by talented deaf folks. We hope you will find them beautiful and worthy as gifts to yourself and your loved ones. Thank you for your orders. Your support means so much.http://www.rcdeafmissionsmalaysia.com/…/christmasblessing/
MANZA was sadly forced to postpone our annual Pink October morning tea due to the CMCO, but there is still time to support the Pink Ribbon Wellness Foundation and breast cancer survivors. We have some PRWF merchandise available for purchase – caps, socks, t-shirts (in quick dry fabric), keyrings, pins, and notepad and pens. If you would like to make a purchase and/or a donation – any amount helps! – please contact [email protected] and we will get back to you.
All funds raised will go to the Pink Ribbon Wellness Foundation, run entirely by breast cancer survivor volunteers. We appreciate all your support for this wonderful cause.
As you will be aware, the government announced that Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya will be placed under Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) effective midnight 14th October. In accordance with the CMCO, recreational and social activities are not allowed to take place between 14th and 27th October. MANZA House will therefore be closed to visitors, and all activities including Mahjong, Bridge, Craft group and coffee mornings will be postponed. Unfortunately our Pink October morning tea scheduled for 26th October will also be postponed. We hope to reschedule this event when restrictions ease and will still have merchandise available for purchase to support the Pink Ribbon Wellness Foundation.
We also hoped to share with you details of our low key, SOP-friendly Melbourne Cup function on November 3rd. However, due to the current uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 case numbers and the likelihood of restrictions being extended beyond the current timeframe, we feel it would not be in our members’ best interests to proceed with this event. The safety of our members and the broader community must always be our highest priority. We will resume our regular activities and special events as soon as possible.
Thank you all for your understanding. Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you again soon.