THE Eco World Foundation held its 2019 Excellence Awards Ceremony at Bukit Bintang City Centre (BBCC) to celebrate the success of top-scoring students under its Students Aid Programme (SAP) in the 2019 UPSR and PT3 examinations.
This is the third of four such ceremonies scheduled for this year in the Southern, Eastern (Sabah), Central and Northern zones.
At the ceremony, Eco World Foundation chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye commended the tremendous effort and focus invested by 55 UPSR pupils and nine PT3 students from the Central region (Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Pahang), which have resulted in their excellent performance.
Fourteen UPSR pupils and four PT3 students received awards in the Excellence Awards category; 33 UPSR pupils and one PT3 student received awards in the Outstanding Awards category; and eight UPSR pupils and four PT3 students received awards in the Most Improved Awards category.
Eight teachers were presented with the special Teachers’ Awards in recognition of their commitment in guiding the students towards academic excellence.
Two schools — Sekolah Kebangsaan Saujana Utama, Selangor and SJK(T) Ladang Rinching, Selangor — were recognised for the Best School Award for their steadfast support of the SAP. The award comes with a cash prize of RM10,000.
Two other schools — SK Seri Terentang, Pahang and SJK(T) Sentul, Kuala Lumpur — received the Eco World Foundation Award for their commitment. Both schools received a cash prize of RM8,000 respectively.
The UPSR pupils also received a Malay-English dictionary each and copies of a motivational book titled A+B=C Attitude + Behaviour = Character along with cash prizes of RM300, RM200 and RM150, according to the categories.
The PT3 students received cash prizes of RM500, RM400 and RM250, according to the categories.
“The UPSR and PT3 Excellence Awards are held annually to reward and recognise the students for working hard to overcome the odds and excel in their exams.
“We are proud of their achievements, and this spurs the foundation further in its commitment to providing access to education for those in need, ” said Lee.
Lee also said that the main focus of the Eco World Foundation was to help students in need and provide them the opportunity of a brighter future regardless of race or creed.The SAP provides financial assistance to 3,000 underprivileged primary, secondary and tertiary students yearly, in hopes of assisting them to achieve their full academic potential.
Students from primary and secondary school levels receive financial assistance of between RM1,000 and RM1,500 per year, whereas tertiary level students receive between RM5,000 and RM20,000, depending on their courses.
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