The Cause

Race Details

Kuala Lumpur
Perdana Botanical Gardens
Oct 29, 2017
7.00am - 10.30am

A Ronald McDonald Sensory Room

In its inaugural launch in 2016, RBC Race for the Kids in Kuala Lumpur raised over RM 200,000, enabling Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Malaysia to build two Sensory Rooms within the Klang Valley; the first at The Selangor and Federal Territory Association for the Mentally Handicapped (SAMH) and the second at Taman Megah’s Handicapped & Disabled Children’s Home (PPKKTCM).

This year, RBC Race for the Kids and RMHC Malaysia have chose to raise funds to build a Ronald McDonald Sensory Room in  Sekolah Semangat Maju Taiping (SSMT). Established in 1991 with only 17 students, SSMT is now a school which cares for and educates over 100 young people with learning disabilities, Autism, Down’s Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. Heavily dependent on public funding, it is through your generosity and such fundraising efforts that helps support the build of such desperately needed facilities and enables SSMT to further care for these children.

The Ronald McDonald Sensory Room is designed for children with special needs and learning disabilities to develop cognitive skills and build self - confidence. The benefitting effect of the room which is fitted with multi-sensory equipment to stimulate the 5 primary senses of Visual, Hearing, Touch, Smell and Taste – in an atmosphere of trust, relaxation and fun so that they can respond better to therapy.

Support our cause to equip schools and learning centers such as SSMT with the resources that can increase positive experiences for these special needs children to reach their own potential thereby improving the overall quality of their lives.