School necessities for needy children

(From left) Kim Bock, Loi and Lee Hoon presenting the children with a brand new school bag each during the CapitaLand’s My School Bag programme at Gurney Plaza.

OWNING a trolley schoolbag is a real treat for E. Shanadia, 11, who cannot wait to use it for the coming school year.

The SJKT Azad pupil, who would be in Year Six next term, said this was the first time she has ever received such a bag and she was very happy about it.

She was spotted with her two younger sisters, Shanina, seven, and Shantini, nine, at CapitaLand Mall Asia (CMA) and CapitalLand Malaysia Mall Trust’s My School Bag programme held at Gurney Plaza in Penang recently.

They were among 120 pupils, aged between six and 12, who received school items such as schoolbag, school uniforms, stationeries, socks and shoes worth RM292, under the programme.

Goh Yi Xuan, six, who would be in Year One at the SJKC Phor Tay next year, said she was excited to be part of the programme where she also made new friends.

The schoolbags were presented to the children by CMA senior marketing communications manager Eliza Kow, senior operations manager Yeoh Kim Bock, operations manager Loi Kai Horng nd finance manager Yeoh Lee Hoon.

Earlier, the children took part in a mini workout session and had lunch at the Kenny Rogers Roasters outlet in the mall.

They were then ushered by volunteers to two optical shops to have their eyesight checked.

Some of the other children were brought to another part of the mall to get their new school shoes.

The programme funded by the CapitaLand Hope Foundation was part of a nationwide programme to assist 720 underprivileged children by providing them with school essentials.

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