Good job: Lee (second from right) and SP Setia deputy president and chief operating officer Datuk Voon Tin Yow with the rewarded students in Shah Alam.
SHAH ALAM: One hundred and ninety children were rewarded for their academic achievements under SP Setia Foundation’s Setia Adoption Programme (SAP).
Since the launch of the programme in 2000, the foundation has spent RM26.6mil and provided assistance to 8,403 underprivileged students, said foundation chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
At the annual Excellence Awards Ceremony 2013 held at Setia City Convention Centre yesterday, 58 students who obtained straight A’s in the recent UPSR examinations were named in the “excellence award” category; while 65 others were placed in the “outstanding award” category (A’s for all subjects except one) and another 67 in the “most improved award” category (scored better in UPSR compared to mid-year exams).
Each child received an English-Malay dictionary and a motivational book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers, along with cash prizes of RM200, RM150, and RM100, respectively, according to the categories.
To acknowledge the contribution and support of the teachers and schools in making the SAP a success, 26 teachers were given the Teachers Awards at the ceremony.
Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampong Salang, Perlis; SJK (T) Masai, Johor; and SJK (C) Convent Datuk Keramat, Pulau Pinang were selected for the Best School Category and given RM5,000 in cash.
This is the 12th consecutive year of the awards where students were recognised for their achievements in the UPSR examinations.
To date, 2,207 students have received awards.