In conjunction with the holy month of Ramadan and the end of Petrosains’ Monsters University Count the Monsters Contest, staff of Petrosains paid a visit to the children warded at the Pediatric Institute of General Hospital Kuala Lumpur on 15 July 2013, in a bid to bring cheer to their day by giving away presents and spending time with them.We were warmly greeted by Nurse Norhafizah bt Samian, Head Nurse and Dr. Norzilah Haji Mohamed Zainudin, Senior Pediatric Specialist of the Pediatric Institute, who gave us a short briefing on the history and background of the Pediatric Institute.
The children were given goody bags consisting of Monsters University’s soft toys and t-shirts, plus Petrosains’ ticket vouchers and items. The soft toys were used in the Monsters University Count the Monsters Contest, in conjunction with Disney’s Monsters University movie, which ran from 18 May until 30 June 2013 at Petrosains. The toys were pledged for charity before the contest and the children at the Pediatric Ward were chosen as the recipient.
The 80 celebrated children in the ward were seen enjoying their gifts, trying out their new t-shirts and playing with the soft toys while Petrosains staff mingled and talked to them while handing out the goody bags.We were also taken around the Institute and discovered the ‘school for patients’ - a mini school located within the premises of the Pediatric Institute. The school was developed by GHKL in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Yayasan Nurul Yakin to facilitate learning for patients who are away from school for long periods of time undergoing treatment at the Institute.
Petrosains was incorporated to extend PETRONAS' commitment to the community in providing and nurturing meaningful informal science learning and scientific literacy.