PUPILS of SK Meru and SJK (C) Lee Min, which are adopted schools of SP Setia Foundation under its Setia Caring School Programme, visited Pusat Jagaan Warga Emas LZS in Shah Alam to spread Hari Raya cheer among the elderly there.
This is in line with the caring school programme’s objective to nurture children who have good moral values and able to empathise with the less fortunate.
The pupils and their parents spent the morning talking to the elderly and participating in art and craft activities.
They also presented personally packed food items and daily necessities to the old folks. The pupils had also drawn and designed Raya cards for them.
Foundation chairman Tan Sri Dr Wan Mohd Zahid Mohd Noordin said it was heartwarming to see the elders feeling touched by simple caring gestures by the pupils.
“What is more important here is that the students learnt through their personal experiences that they have the ability to care for their surrounding communities, and that simple gestures go a long way,” he said.
The foundation officially launched its Setia Caring School Programme in April this year.
In line with one of its key objectives, which is to assist in the advancement of the education of disadvantaged pupils in Malaysia, the foundation adopted the Setia Caring School Programme to adopt underperformed schools.
The programme aims to inspire the students, nurture them with much care and attention to ensure they grow up surrounded by good role models and influencers – caring teachers, parents, peers and to a larger extent, the environment.