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Thursday January 3, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday April 22, 2013 MYT 4:30:48 PM
by priya menon
THE coming year will start off on a positive note for 70 pupils from SK Selayang Baru Satu in Kuala Lumpur who will receive basic school provisions including books, shoes and bags thanks to the Quill Capita Trust-MyKasih Love My School Bursary Programme.
The programme is an extension of MyKasih’s existing welfare programme for families from low- income households.
MyKasih provides food aid, basic medical screening, tuition for school children and financial literacy as well as skills training programmes.
The Quill Capita Trust-MyKasih Love My School Bursary Programme was launched by Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Donald Lim at the school recently.
During the event, Quill Capita Management interim chief executive officer Yong Su Lin presented a cheque for RM60,900 to MyKasih foundation chairman and co-founder Dr Ngau Boon Keat.
Selected pupils will be able to draw on a monthly allowance of RM60 by using a smart card that is linked to the Mykad. The money can be used to purchase school books, stationery and food at the school canteen.
Yong said they first joined the programme because it benefitted the children directly.
“This is part of our corporate social responsibility initiative and this will be the last one for the year,” she said.
In conjunction with the year-end back-to-school preparations, Quill Capita Trust also allocated RM10,500 of their total contribution to assist the selected pupils with an additional RM150 which will be credited into their MyKasih Student Smart Cards.
The card can be used at selected Bata outlets to purchase school bags, socks, school shoes and shoe polish.
Addressing the audience, Lim said the programmes organised by MyKasih was a testament to the foundation’s commitment in helping the less fortunate.
“I hope the aid that will be given in future will give these children the initiative to study and excel academically,” he said.
Lim also announced an additional RM5000 for the school from his allocation.
Dr Ngau said by end of 2012, the foundation would have some 70,000 recipients under the MyKasih programmes and companies like Quill Capita Management Sdn Bhd (managers of QCT) would be an example to others out there.
“We hope we can influence the children as well.
“When they grow up, they will know the difficulties they have gone through and remember the aid they have received. Hopefully this will help them to help others,” he said.
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