RM90,000 cash aid for the needy

  • Metro News
  • Saturday, 01 Jun 2019

Jasmine (right) presenting contributions to three schools and 100 less fortunate families in Langkawi, witnessed by Dr Mahathir (centre).

Yayasan MRCB has contributed RM90,000 to 2,000 underprivileged students and 100 less fortunate families in the rural area of Teluk Ewa, Langkawi.

Yayasan MRCB chairman Datin Jasmine Abdullah Heng presented the contribution in the presence of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad during a Majlis Berbuka Puasa event held at Masjid Nurus Salam, Teluk Ewa, attended by some 3,000 people.

The contribution is part of Yayasan MRCB’s efforts in improving the academic performance of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as to provide financial aid to less fortunate families during Ramadan.

The 2,000 underprivileged students are from SMK Ayer Hangat, SK Ewa and SK Penghulu Ahmad which are all within the Teluk Ewa area.

“We have been instrumental in helping underprivileged students and communities in need since setting up this foundation in 2015,” said Jasmine.

“We believe every person deserves a chance. That is why we focus on impactful programmes involving education and improving infrastructure in schools.

“Our past efforts included conducting educational programmes and providing mobile clinic services for orang asli, implementing life-changing programmes for

youths with disabilities, providing temporary accommodation for those caring for family members with

prolonged illnesses, as well as refurbishing schools for special needs children.

“Our main aim is to ensure that those with very limited resources have access to the opportunities they need to succeed,” she added.

To date, despite being newly established, Yayasan MRCB has contributed more than RM500,000

to assist students across Malaysia. The foundation will continue to develop more programmes to help underprivileged students and the less fortunate this year.

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