“What makes someone different, is what makes them beautiful”
All humans are special and need love. Some are extra special and need extra love. They actually need affection, not mercy. Their expectation is a smile not a frown. As we all know world is like one family, we all have a responsibility to take care these extra special ones.
As the “Civil Family” of Moratuwa University, we always believe that, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is not an education at all”. So we needed to give our attention and affection to the ones who really need it. By using that idea as the base we could organize an amazing program called “Meth Mihira” to fulfil our target.
By following our previous batches, we supposed to engage with the adorable ones in “Meth Mihira Education Center” that situated in Koralawella, Moratuwa which was started in 2000 to operate as a day center for the children and youth with special needs.
“As harder we work for something, the greater we can feel when we are achieving it.”
The civil engineering society faced a lot of difficulties when organizing this event. But because of the tremendous effort of every civilian, we finally could arrange an amazing day for them. We had invited to the honourable guests from civil family for this lovely moment.
It was 8th of April, 2016. A group of civilians went to the Meth Mihira education center to bring kids to the university premises and they could reach to the university at near 8.30 am. Another group were there in the front of the university to welcome them with worm hugs and lovely gifts.
On the way of bringing them to the civil department, soap bubbles flew everyware with rainbow colours as the kids already started to enjoy with the welcoming gifts. It was not a strange but all of us engaged with them while playing as those adorable loving faces could steal our hearts at the first glance of us.
After bringing them to the civil auditorium, we had started the ceremony with invited honourable guests of civil family. As basic traditions we had lighten the oil lamp and a representor of 14th batch had done the welcome speech. It was a great pleasure to listen to the guest speeches as always those words help us to get more courage for these kind of events.
Music is the language which can express things which cannot be explained by words. There were several events organized by Meth Mihira kids which had treated with a feast for the eyes of everyone.
There was a dancing event on the stage from girls of civil department of 14th batch while the audience enjoying refreshments. After that as a special event all the teachers of the Meth Mihira Education Center were awarded by souvenirs for their remarkable service as without them these students cannot bloom like spring flowers in their winter.
After all these indoor events, we supposed to come outside of the auditorium as our main aim was to give a memorable time to the kids with different kinds of events.
As the first one we conducted a painting event. For that kids were divided in to small groups and civilians also separated for those groups. Every group could get a sketch of a well-known cartoon character and kids had been asked to colour those with using crayons which were provided. It was a fantastic experience for everyone and it was a great opportunity for us to be more friendly with those adorable ones. It was not just painting but some were enjoyed there while playing drums, singing songs and taking photographs. That lobby area was like a little heaven in that few seconds as those little kids always remembered us angle smiles.
Kids always love games. Considering that factor we had organized a cricket match and for that we brought all the students to the ground in front of the department. Kids showed an exceptional talent while playing cricket and all of the participants including us could enjoy well in this special event.
“Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind”
As it was so tired after the cricket match, we had decided to get lunch and the lunch was arranged in the common room of the department and all the students including the staff members of the center could enjoy the lunch well. We were always there to take care of every child and we always felt that the only special need that they have is to be loved and accepted just in the way they are.
After the lunch we had distributed balloons to them. We also organized some musical events like paper dancing and etc. All the little faces filled with happiness with pure and innocent smiles. They enjoyed the moment so well.
People say that “Take time to do what makes your soul happy”. It was a great day for all of us. As time was already reached to ending time that we planned, we decided to go to the final event of distributing gifts to students.
After that we had ended the overall event which gave us a lot of unforgettable memories for our entire life. As a memory we all gathered and took a group photograph which remembers all the memories that we had experienced.