SOME 20 students from SMK Tunku Puan Habsah including nine who were affected by the floods in Penang last November received cash and food aid from Lions Club Georgetown.
Organising chairman Ricky Khoo said that the Lions Club donated RM5,000 worth of food supplies along with several electrical appliances such as fans, beds and a rice cooker.
“Upon the school’s appeal, we also gave RM5,390 to 11 poor students who could not afford to buy food at the canteen during recess,” he said recently.
Former District Governor Ooi Chao Syhuan said that the aid was part of a fundraising effort that began shortly after the floods.
“During a three-week fundraising period, we managed to raise RM330,000.
“The money was then given to 16 schools including SMK Tunku Puan Habsah,” he said.
Headmistress Athiyah Abdul Razak thanked the club.
“We hope that this will be a wonderful beginning for all of us,” she said.