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GOTS scholars join Fight For Change 2019

GOTS scholars join Fight For Change 2019

GOTS scholars join Fight For Change 2019

Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) prides itself on being ‘Definitely Different’.

Besides providing its scholars the best education possible, the international school in Shah Alam also teaches its scholars a sense of social responsibility and pride.

Towards that end, nine of its scholars and several coaches supported Fight For Change 2019 at the Cobra Rugby Club in Petaling Jaya on Saturday.

Co-organised by news portal Twentytwo13, the Malaysia Mixed Martial Arts Association (MASMMAA) and supported by the National Press Club of Malaysia (NPC), Fight For Change 2019 was a charity event to change the way people view mixed martial arts (MMA) and to champion the welfare of journalists in Malaysia.

Proceeds were channelled to NPC’s Journalist Welfare Fund and MASMMAA’s youth development fund.

GOTS showed its support with a live Taiko drums performance as Twentytwo13 co-founder and editor Haresh Deol made his way to the cage to face professional Muay Thai exponent Shareh ‘The Jeneral’ Nasrullah in the main event.

The nine scholars – Madilynn Tan, Sadhna Kasilingam, Nur Eishal Nur Misuari, Maryam Mahmud, Jayden Nishaan Sandhu, Muhamad Ryan Muhamad Zairulnizam, Muhamad Kayden Muhamad Zairulnizam, Muhammad Roshan Awan and Keshhav Parthiban – held the audience spellbound as the sound of the Taiko drums resonated around the hall.

“I’ve heard them perform before. The sound of the drums is ‘fierce’ … just the right mood for the event,” said Haresh.

“I approached them to see if they would be interested in playing at the event and was delighted when they said yes.”

GOTS co-founder Veronica Shepherdson said the school was happy to be part of the event as it was for a good cause.

“It also gave our scholars a chance to learn about the sport and to perform in front of an unknown crowd and media. They usually play for their family members and this experience will do them a world of good.”

Although Haresh lost, Fight For Change 2019 was a success as it raised RM20,000 for the NPC’s Journalist Welfare Fund.

Here’s what some of the scholars had to say:

Nur Eishal Nur Misuari: It was an awesome night and I loved watching the two young girls (Youth C event between Eva Anastasia Warren and Zulaiqa Myra) compete. Women power! I was nervous about playing in front of the crowd but just focused on the beat.

Keshhav Parthiban: I played the guitar during our concert but that was in front of my family and the other parents in a similar setting. This was totally different but exciting.

Muhammad Roshan Awan: I didn’t know what to expect but it was nice to have played for so many people. Maybe we can do this more often.

To learn more about GOTS and how your child can benefit from our Definitely Different methodology, call our education consultants at +6010-295 6340 or visit www.gots.edu.my

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