FINANCE company Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad (CGC) brought cheer to 82 schoolchildren from Bukit Manchong Orang Asli Settlement by giving them back-to-school supplies recently.
The initiative, in collaboration with the Orang Asli Development Department (Jakoa) from the District of Hulu Selangor, saw brand new school uniforms, bags and stationery worth about RM10,000 being provided to the children for the new school session.
CGC executive vice president Nazleena Nordin said with the contributions given, the company hopes to ease their financial burden.
This contribution also served to inspire and motivate the orang asli schoolgoing children to study better, she added.
Secondary schoolgirl Johaniesa said the new school supplies was the perfect gift for her.
“I have been wanting to buy a new bag for school and the timing could not have been more perfect as it also served as a motivation to be a doctor one day,” she said.
Nazleena said the main objective of the programme was to give back to the society and help the orang asli communities to raise their standard of living through education.
Before handing the children with their school supplies, activities such as a colouring contest, musical chairs and soccer match were held with the participation of both the schoolchildren and CGC staff volunteers.