YAYASAN MRCB will be contributing RM231,000 to implement a one-year meal programme for 384 underprivileged students from 12 schools in several states in Malaysia.
In addition, the foundation also donated scientific calculators and books worth RM60,000 to 600 underprivileged students from six schools in Kuala Lumpur.
Foundation chairman Datin Jasmine Abdullah Heng presented the contributions at SMK La Salle Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.
Present were Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil as well as foundation trustees Datuk Shamrat Sen Gupta, Dr Mohamed Rafick Khan Abdul Rahman and Jamaludin Zakaria.
The one-year meal programme will benefit underprivileged students from 12 schools, namely SK Pengkalan Jaya and SK Kuala Perai in Butterworth, Penang; SK Iskandar Perdana in Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak; SK Setia Budi in Batu Pahat, Johor; SMK La Salle Brickfields, SK La Salle Brickfields and SJK (T) Vivekananda in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur; SK Seri Bonus and SK Padang Tembak 1 at Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur; SK Seksyen 7 Kota Damansara in Petaling Jaya, SMK Jalan Bukit in Kajang and SMK Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh, which are all in Selangor.
The calculators and books will benefit underprivileged students from six schools in Kuala Lumpur namely SMK La Salle Brickfields, SMK Bangsar (Integrasi), SMK Petaling, SMK Bukit Bandaraya, SMK (P) Methodist and SMK Seri Pantai.
“Yayasan MRCB aims to provide lunch boxes for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who cannot afford to purchase food at their school canteens,” said Jasmine.
“The donation of calculators and books will equip underprivileged students with the right tools to help them learn and improve their academic performance.”
She added that Yayasan MRCB believes every child should be given opportunities to succeed.
Yayasan MRCB is also organising a fundraising charity concert on Oct 5, at the Yannick Bovy Celebrates Nat King Cole show at Istana Budaya.
In May, Yayasan MRCB contributed RM90,000 to 2,000 underprivileged students in three schools and 100 less fortunate families in Kampung Ewa, Langkawi, during Ramadan.
Other activities include educational programmes and providing a mobile clinic for the Orang Asli community, 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.
To date, Yayasan MRCB has contributed more than RM600,000 to assist students across Malaysia.
Yayasan MRCB is the philanthropic and corporate responsibility arm of Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd (MRCB).
It was founded in 2015 and all cash donations to the foundation are tax exempt.
For details, visit www.yayasanmrcb.org