School hopes to raise funds via walkathon


Kuan (second from left) discussing with Foon Yew High School board of directors treasurer Vincent Ho (left), school advisor Ng Puay Wah (second from right) and school management committee chairman Tong Sing Chuan (right) at the announcement of the school’s walkathon.

Kuan (second from left) discussing with Foon Yew High School board of directors treasurer Vincent Ho (left), school advisor Ng Puay Wah (second from right) and school management committee chairman Tong Sing Chuan (right) at the announcement of the school’s walkathon.

JOHOR BARU: A 5km walkathon will be held to raise funds for Foon Yew High School’s new third campus located in Seri Alam here.

“We Love Foon Yew” walkathon organising chairman Kuan Poh Huat said about 10,000 participants were targeted for the event to be held on Jan 13, next year.

He said the walkathon route would begin at 7am from the Foon Yew High School main campus in Stulang Laut.

“The construction project for the new school is estimated at RM83mil and we are organising this event to help raise money for it.

“Besides the fundraising part, the event is also being held to promote a sense of belonging and unity among the students, staff, ex-students and surrounding community of Foon Yew High School,” he said during a press conference at the main campus.

On top of the walkathon, he said fun activities and challenges would be organised to further liven up the event.

Kuan said the walkathon was divided into four categories; boys and girls, as well as men’s and women’s open.

Registration fees are RM20 per student and RM50 for members of the public.

Registered participants will receive a T-shirt, race kit, finishing medal and refreshment pack.

“At the same time, we welcome sponsorships from associations, organisations and corporations to support our fundraising efforts,” he added.

Foon Yew High School is the largest Chinese independent high school in Malaysia in terms of the number of students and campus size.

Besides the main campus in Stulang Laut, it has a branch in Kulai and both schools have an enrolment of more than 10,000 students.

Construction for the Seri Alam branch is to begin early next year and the school is expected to open in 2021.

After the completion of all three phases, the new campus is expected to accommodate 4,500 students.

Those interested to participate in the walkathon or wish to sponsor the event, can call 07-227 4586.