Eco World Foundation donated 150 sets of desks and chairs to SJK(C) Yu Hua, Kajang.
The donation is valued at RM16,500 with approximately RM110 per set of desk and chair. SJK(C) Yu Hua headmaster Wong See Lee said he appreciated the contribution.
“However, I hope Eco World Foundation can donate 150 sets more to the school.
“This school has approximately 2,800 pupils and we need to replace the furniture to provide them a better environment, ” said Wong.
“We received an application earlier this year that the school was in need of furniture, ” said Eco World Foundation chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
“Education is important and we believe it can contribute to society and the country.
“This is the reason Eco World Foundation is always committed to contribute in education, ” he added.
Lee said the foundation spent RM827,000 to replace school furniture and provide facilities since it started.
“We get applications mostly from vernacular schools because they do not get full subsidy from the government.
“This is the reason they lack school furniture and facilities, ” he said.
Lee urged industry leaders to play a role in helping the needy.
Also present at the event were Eco World Foundation chief executive officer Capt (Rtd) Datuk Liew Siong Sing and trustee Philip Mathews. — By ANG ENG TAT