On September 23rd, IMC Live Global will be streaming an online charity concert called ‘ROCK WITH US’. The concert, where proceeds would go to the Darul Ihsan Orphanage in Singapore, will be showcased online, and many have since been encouraged to donate, as a means to help orphans.
But naturally, anyone would want to know more about a charity before they contribute. So where would your donation end up and what would this concert entail? Let’s find out!
Darul Ihsan Orphanage: Backstory
The idea of an orphanage first came to the Muslimin Trust Fund Association (MTFA), in the year 1940. The association rented an old house at Lorong M Telok Kurau as its first orphanage. At the time, the association housed 25 male orphans. As the years went by, more and more children were sent to the home that MFTA established, and in 1960, they made a decision to build an orphanage of their own.
Two years later, in 1962, the project was completed, situated at 5 Mattar Road and named Darul Ihsan Orphanage. Come 1972, MFTA decided to build another orphanage specially for girls and in 1980 the Darul Ihsan Girls’ Orphanage at Wan Tho Avenue was officially open.
Darul Ihsan Orphanage today
Focused on providing a nurturing environment and quality care to Muslim orphans as well as other unprotected, indigent Muslim children, the orphanage has also since aimed to give the children a loving home which centers on holistic development, may it be spiritually, physically, emotionally, cognitively, socially or morally. Besides that, they have prioritized core values like integrity, care, respect and resilience.
Today, as a means to further inculcate those very values and principles, the orphanage is seeking aid to up and improve the building in which the children reside. In favour of supporting said need, IMC Live Global decided to host the online charity concert, ROCK WITH US.
ROCK WITH US: Online Charity Concert
Some of the event’s hopes are to:
· Get a good amount of donations for the orphanage
· Focus on unity and diversity
· Inspire the kids, so they see that their dreams can come true too
· Teach the children to give back to society
Well known for being on the show ‘Super Sunday’ in the 90’s and early 2000’s, the grand evening will be hosted by none other than Taiwanese comedian, television host, Master of Ceremonies and actor, Mickey Huang.
The Guest of Honour for the event would be Singapore’s Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law, Edwin Tong, who will be delivering the opening remarks.
The lineup will consist of megastar Angela Zhang. Releasing over 7 studio albums, Zhang began to rise in fame when she starred in Taiwanese television dramas like ‘My MVP Valentine’ in 2002 and ‘At Dolphin Bay’ in 2003.
Besides her, other performers would include, Singapore stalwarts Joi Chua and Jimmy Ye, pop icon WeiBird, jazz legend Jeremy Monteiro with Alemay Fernandez and Rudy Djoe, singer-songwriter TIEN, local favourites Jordin Tan, Jive Talkin' and Tin Box The Live House Band.