|Olympia College, KL Campus Celebrates Founder’s Day at Lanai Gurney|
On 29 May 2010, Raffles Education Group/Olympia College played tribute to its founding father, Mr. Winston Periera. This event is celebrated yearly to spread the beliefs and vision of the late founder to the current staff of Raffles Education Group and Olympia College.
This year was no different and a total of over fifty staff and invited guest namely, Y. Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Haji Yahaya Ibrahim as well as members of the Pereira family graced this occasion at Lanai Gurney in Kuala Lumpur.
It was an informal gathering to celebrate the success and milestones of Mr. Winston and his huge contribution to the local education industry as well as his attributes which laid the group on the map to success.
Staff from the various companies under the Raffles Education Group banner enjoyed the fine food, games and had fellowship with each other. It was a joyful occasion for one and all.
The speeches by Mr Kevin Pereira, the Executive Director as well as Mr Chan Chee Seng, academic advisor, drove home the essences on the ability, charisma and very being of the late founder, Mr. Winston Pereira to all present during the night.
It was a night to remember for many and mostly all who were present enjoyed the night and was able to celebrate the life of a very able and prominent figure that built his business on his dreams and beliefs which we are all apart of today.
Olympia College, Kuantan Celebrates Founders Day 2010 with “Go Green” Activity
To celebrate the Founder’s Day in a different way, the staff and students of Olympia College, Kuantan campus made a trip to Sungai Lembing. Sungai Lembing is a tin mining town, 42 km northwest of Kuantan in Pahang, Malaysia.
‘Lembing’ is a Bahasa Malaysia word for Spear, and "Sungai" means River. The local legend states that the local Ruler saw a vision of a spear in the river nearby and thus named this town after his vision.
The staff of OC Kuantan - Mr Suresh and Ms Kamala had organized this trip with the assistance of Mr Surya and Mr Eddy.
The group started their climb to Sungai Lembing Hill at 6.30 am and once they had reached the hill, they made a declaration to create awareness and support the “Go Green” environment.
Thereafter, they visited the Sungai Lembing museum. The Pahang Sungai Lembing Museum was established to remember the glorious days of Sungai Lembing town, as the richest producer of tin in the country.
There are few hanging bridges at Sungai Lembing to connect the people from the other side of the river to the main town. The students were very excited when they went for a walk on the hanging bridge.
Mr Sundar, the principal of OC Kuantan thanked the organizers and all staff and students who have made this event a great success.
“We care for our Students, we care for One Malaysia and we care for the World.” he added.
The Declaration to Create Awareness on “Go Green” Environment