Cyberjaya’s first Chinese school


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  • Thursday, 09 Oct 2014

Do your bit in raising funds for the first Chinese school in Cyberjaya, SJK(C) Union, and enjoy performances by local artiste at the Magnum Lou Yau Kei Charity Concert Tour 2014.

The charity concert-cum-dinner will be held at 6.30pm on Nov 28 at the banquet hall in The Place, One City in USJ 25.

Local Hokkien group Freddie and Catz (also known in Chinese as Huang Yi Fei and Miao Miao) and guest performers Tan Ee Ee and Yen (Rao Yan Ting) will be performing at the dinner.

There will be 100 tables and organisers hope to raise RM1mil.

The dinner aims to celebrate the school’s 62nd anniversary.

The school, which was built in Taiping, Ulu Sepetang in 1952, was the first Wawasan School in Malaysia — combining a Malay, Chinese and Tamil school within the same compound, sharing the same facilities.

As a result of urbanisation, there were only two Indian and two Chinese pupils studying in SJK(C) Union in 2013.

To avoid closing the school, the board of directors decided to move the school to a new location — a 2.4ha land in Cyberjaya, donated by MCT Consortium Berhad co-founder and chairman Tan Sri Barry Goh, who was also the chairman for the school building committee.

SJK(C) Union’s new campus in Cyberjaya will be a smart school with some 3,000 pupils.

A total of RM14.5mil is needed to build the new campus.

However, the committee had only been able to raise RM4mil after one year of fundraising activities.

Of the RM4mil raised, RM3mil was raised by Goh and his company and another RM1mil was from other fundraising activities.

At a press conference, Goh said there was still two and a half years more to obtain the Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC).

“Facing this challenge, we appeal to all interested parties, including businessmen and organisations to generously step forward to lend a helping hand,” he said. As such, FMC Group stepped in to help raise funds.

For every purchase of the WEAT soft toys (retail price RM29.90) in all BMS Organics outlets between Nov 1 and Dec 31, RM10 will be donated to the school’s relocation fund.

One of its brands, Biogreen, will be having its neighbourhood programme at its store in Kepong, Jaya One, Main Place and Puchong Gateway from Nov 21 to 22 as well as taking part in the International Health Fair at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) from Oct 17 to 19) and the 7th Tastefully Food and Beverage Expo (Dec 19-21) at PWTC.

For every purchase of the Nano Green Plant (retail price RM10) during these events, RM1 will be donated to the relocation fund.

For details about the fundraising dinner, call school building committee member Addy Tee at 017-395 8201.

Donations by cheque payable to “Jawatankuasa Tabung Pembinaan SJK(C) Union”.

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