AN international school in Penang managed to raised RM6,000 to help five needy children for an entire year.
Straits International School (SIS) presented the amount, which was raised during its charity food fair, to the Children’s Protection Society (CPS).
The five children aged six to 11, will receive an allowance of RM100 each from this month for a whole year.
SIS principal Charles Grayhurst said the funds were raised during the school’s International Day and Charity Food Fair held in July.
“I would like to thank all the parents, students and staff who spent many weeks planning the event,” said Grayhurst during a mock cheque presentation at the school in Lilitan Sungai Tiram, Bayan Lepas, recently.
“They raised a fantastic amount that will go straight towards helping the needy children,” he added.
CPS committee member Chandra Veena, who received the mock cheque, said they were thankful for the contribution.
“The allowance will be used by the children for their educational and recreational activities,” she said.
“This is the first time that the school has made such a contribution and we hope to collaborate with them on a long-term basis.”
Also present was CPS administrative executive R. Rajam.