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Published: Saturday May 10, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Saturday May 10, 2014 MYT 8:58:25 AM

Kelab TaHa walks into Malaysian record book with most student members

Well done: Ooi (third left) and Ismee presenting the MBoR certificate to students who make up the 1.12mil members of Kelab TaHa at the TH Hotel. — Bernama

Well done: Ooi (third left) and Ismee presenting the MBoR certificate to students who make up the 1.12mil members of Kelab TaHa at the TH Hotel. — Bernama

PETALING JAYA: Kelab TaHa, started by Lem­baga Tabung Haji in 2008 to encourage savings by children aged seven to 17, has drawn 1.12 million members, making it into the Malaysia Book of Records (MBoR) as having the most number of school children in a single club.

MBoR founder and managing director Danny Ooi presented the recognition award to Tabung Haji managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Paduka Ismee Ismail at a ceremony that also marked the club’s sixth anniversary at the TH Hotel in Kelana Jaya here yesterday.

“The recognition shows the initiative and commitment by the TH staff, supported by the Education Ministry, school managements and students,” Ismee said at the event.

“TH has more than 50 programmes annually for its young depositors, using academic and holistic methods to instil a passion for saving money from their school days.

“This certificate would be a catalyst to im­prove the quality of service of TH as a premier Islamic organisation and to ensure the continuity of excellence at TH and Kelab TaHa.”

The event featured a choral speaking performance by students of SMK Tinggi Melaka, showcasing the range of values they learned through the club.

The club, which had started out with 119,651 student members, provides its members with a variety of benefits that include discounts at more than 300 Kelab TaHa network partners and 15% discount on accommodation at any TH Hotel & Residences.

Members eligible for excellence awards in UPSR, PMR and SPM examinations are given free examination guidance.

Tags / Keywords: Education, Tabung Haji, Club TaHa, Malaysia Book of Records

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