THE new school year is just around the corner and many schoolchildren are looking forward to getting new school items.
This includes 400 less fortunate pupils from nine schools in the Klang Valley who received school aid through a back-to-school programme at Mydin Mall in Subang Jaya.
Organised by Co-opbank Pertama Malaysia Berhad (CBP) for the sixth time, the event was launched by its chairman Kamari Zaman Juhari.
Also present were its chief executive officer Mohd Nor Abd Razak and cooperative institution member Dr Jamilah Din.
Kamari said they were thrilled to help the children start the school year with confidence.
“This initiative is to help schoolchildren from B40 groups who were selected by their respective schools.
“We also organised the ‘Karnival Pelajar Pendidikan Khas Integrasi’ in Kepala Batas, Penang, involving 500 special needs pupils.
“It is our intention to help more needy schoolchildren get an education, ” said Kamari.
As part of CBP’s annual corporate social responsibility programme, each pupil received RM200 as part of the aid.
The schools involved were SK Bandar Baru Sentul, SK Jalan Kuantan 2, SK Salak, SK Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi, SK Jenderam Hilir, SK Seksyen 18, SK Taman Alam Megah, SK Bandar Baru Kuala Selangor and SK Jeram.
Eleven-year-old Danish Haiqal from SK Bandar Baru Sentul said he was extremely happy to receive the gifts.
“I bought new school uniforms, shoes, sports attire and some stationery and I cannot wait to start school next year, ” said the youngest of seven siblings.
Muhd Qayyum Raduan Abdullah, 11, from SK Bandar Baru Sentul expressed his gratitude to CBP.
“Thank you CBP for sponsoring new school supplies for my friends and I, ” he said.
The bank allocated RM160,000 for 800 pupils from 17 schools in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Butterworth, Kepala Batas, Nibong Tebal and Bayan Baru in Penang.
Eight schools in Penang also benefited from a programme held on Dec 15.
About 400 pupils studying in SK Alma, SK Bagan Ajam, SK Permatang Buloh, SK Pengkalan Jaya, SMK Saujana Indah, SMK Agama Syeikh Abdullah Fahim, SK Seri Bayu and SK Bayan Baru were the happy recipients that day.
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