AROUND 542 underprivileged students in Ayer Tawar, Matang, Kuala Sepetang, Tapah, Tambun and Bidor, received school necessities from Oldtown Bhd recently.
The donation was in conjunction with the coffee company’s upcoming annual project on Nov 15 and 16 aimed at addressing the educational needs of poor children.
The company’s senior corporate social responsibilities executive Kathy Chew said many children, especially in the rural areas, go to school without proper school bags and other items.
“Their parents are facing financial hardships and are unable to purchase school bags and school materials for their children.
“That is why in this project, each child receives a school bag, socks and stationery worth RM48,” she said.
Chew added that Oldtown believes that it can make a real, lasting difference to the lives of the underprivileged children through constant provision of education, care and surrounding them with love.
“By delivering school supplies, the mission also emphasises the importance of education,” she said.
The children’s excitement at having new things for school was evident in their smiling faces.
They expressed their gratitude and promised to take care of the schools bags and stationery to the staff of Oldtown Bhd.