| Khal Baharulalam |
AS THE school holiday draws closer to its end, and start of a new academic term, students and their parents alike are taking advantage of numerous ‘back-to-school’ bargains happening nationwide.
The Back-to-School Charity Expo 2014 at the Indoor Stadium in Berakas, organised by the KatakIjau Humanitarian Relief Support Group, which was launched yesterday,saw over 30 business vendors set up their booths with necessities currently on demand amongst schoolchildren.
Haji Idris bin Haji Mustapha of Syarikat M Cahaya Permai, is no stranger to bazaars and expos with five years of participation in all four districts.
At this time of the year, however, his booth at the bazaar has been set up with Ana Muslim products, a Malaysian brand of children’s products designed to adopt the Islamic concept.
In an interview with the Bulletin, he revealed that “reception has been very good”.
Catering to students with not just books and stationery, his booth also sells products like headscarves for all ages as well as Baju Kurong and other Islamic attire.
Since setting up his booth two days ago, the number of visitors and consumers at the bazaar has been encouraging.
He later shared that 10 per cent of the proceeds will go to charity as a symbol of support for the bazaar’s cause, as well as a sign of gratitude to his customers.
Meanwhile, other vendors participating in the bazaar are offering a range of products, including clothing, footwear, kitchen necessities as well as a selection of food products.
Other activities are also been lined upfor children to enjoy, including face-painting, Zumba fitness, cat showcase, hand henna, colouring contests, a Tamiya Mini 4WD Competition, 4×4 and Mini Cooper Car Showcase, Fixie Bike Challenge as well as a blood donation drive.
The Back-to-School Charity Expo 2014 will run until January 4, from 10am to 10pm from Monday to Sunday and 10am-11.45am and 2pm-10pm on Friday.