Giving Hope, Celebrating Life

Life. The greatest gift and the one most squandered. Taylor’s Hostel’s recent Service Learning event was an important learning milestone to all residents that participated. Approximately 60 residents volunteered for the annual high-spirited event, ‘Relay for Life’ organised by the Cancer Society of Malaysia. The event was held to honour cancer survivors, remember loved ones and support those who are still fighting, by walking around the track.
The highlight of the event was the Luminaria Ceremony, which saw everyone, including our residents lighting candles into paper bags with personal messages as glowing tributes to those who have survived and a remembrance to those who have lost.

This year, Taylor’s Hostel was honoured with the ‘Global Heroes of Hope’ Award for its recognition, contribution and countless years of support extended by our residents who have been involved at the forefront since the year 2006.

As the event came to an end, our residents collected their things and prepared to leave, reflecting on the unforgettable experience and taking with them a little part of the event to cherish forever. A thoroughly successful program with an extremely encouraging Net Promoter Score of +86.

Here’s what some residents had to say about their experience:
“It gave me inspiration to have hope in life,”
“This experience gives me hope that we can be strong no matter what our adversaries are. We just have to believe in ourselves,”