Needy pupils gain from UPSR clinics


  • Metro News
  • Friday, 23 Aug 2019

Jasmine with pupils attending the UPSR workshop at SK Seksyen 7 Kota Damansara.

MORE THAN 600 underprivileged pupils from selected schools in several states have benefited from Yayasan MRCB’s UPSR Clinics this year.

The pupils were from SK Iskandar Perdana in Perak, SK Pengkalan Jaya and

SK Kuala Perai in Penang, SK Seksyen 7 Kota Damansara in Selangor, as well as SK Seri Bonus, SK La Salle Brickfields and SJK (T) Vivekananda in Kuala Lumpur.

Ever since the programme’s inception in 2015, the number of participating schools have increased from four to seven this year, with the workshop covering four subjects – Bahasa Melayu, Mathematics, Science and English.

Facilitating the workshops were specialist teachers who tutored the pupils on answering techniques, interpreting questions and effective time management.

Plans are underway to extend the UPSR Clinics to more schools.

Yayasan MRCB chairman Datin Jasmine Abdullah Heng, who was present during the session at SK Seksyen 7 Kota Damansara to mingle with students and get their feedback, said, “We believe every child should be given every opportunity to succeed.

“At Yayasan MRCB, our trustees and I strive hard to ensure that we continuously identify needy causes, evaluate their needs and undertake various programmes of value to provide support to enhance the students’ talents and improve their academic performances in order to lead a better quality of life in the future.”

Besides UPSR Clinics, Yayasan MRCB other programmes in aid of underprivileged children is a one-year meal programme amounting to RM231,000 for 384 underprivileged students from 12 schools in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Selangor, Perak and Johor.

Other impactful activities include contributing books, calculators and cash to 100 less fortunate families in Langkawi, an educational programme for Orang Asli children, mobile clinics for the Orang Asli, 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.

Yayasan MRCB has so far contributed more than RM1mil to assist students and the less fortunate communities across Malaysia.

In an effort to expand its efforts and to sustain existing programmes, the foundation will be organising a fundraising charity concert this year.

The “Yannick Bovy Celebrates 100 Years of Nat King Cole”concert will be held on Oct 5 at Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur.


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