Karnival Keluarga Sejahtera or the Carnival of Harmonious Family is a carnival organised by the Union of Johor Women’s NGOs which had taken place at the Faculty of Engineering, UTM Skudai celebrating positivity and healthy bonds in families.
It was first organised by the women’s unit of IKRAM Johor in 2018 and after the formation of the women’s NGOs union exactly a year ago, they banded together to put out a carnival that caters to more families and interested individuals. Among the NGOs involved were Wanita IKRAM, JEWEL, HALUANITA, IWPG, JEIWA, PTNN, ABIM, ROSE2ROSE, PERTIM & PERWANIN, and spearheaded by Associate Professor Dr. Siti Zaiton Mohd Hashim who is also the Chairwoman of the women’s unit of IKRAM Johor.
Officiated by the CEO of The Darul Takzim Family Development Foundation (YPDKT), Tuan Haji Mohd Helmi bin Dato’ Haji Sha’ri @ Shangari, the carnival educated families in terms of communication to every age of children while raising awareness on the importance of communication within the family.
Around 274 adults and 216 children registered their interest to attend the carnival prior to the day itself. The activities during the carnival included two sessions of talk about understanding children psychology for adults which were mostly catered to parents and teachers, while the children enjoyed the activities that were allocated in different rooms for the different age groups.
Health check-up and registration for HPV and Mammograms were also made available, giving priority to B40 group of people.
The union of women NGOs is looking into making the carnival an annual event and their next carnival would be about children’s safety on 19th October 2019 at Hutan Bandar Mutiara Rini, Skudai Johor.