Kuntum magazine will be given away to schools to improve pupils’ proficiency in English and Malay

  • Metro News
  • Wednesday, 22 Jul 2020

Low (second from right) receiving Kuntum magazines from Star Media Group special officer Loo Phan Kooi (second from left) as Lions Clubs District 308B1 cabinet secretary Elynn Chua Teck Hua (left) and cabinet treasurer Natalie Gan Yen Ling look on.

LIONS Clubs will focus on education and health amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

With young children’s formal education affected by the closure of schools for almost four months, Lions Clubs would be giving Kuntum magazines to selected primary schools in the organisation’s districts.

Its International District Governor 308B1 Kenny Low Man Fook said, “We believe that reading is the platform to a child’s success. We hope these magazines will be utilised by young children to increase their proficiency in both English and Bahasa Malaysia.”

He added that Lions Clubs often donated items such as school bags, shoes, books and stationery.

It also organises regular programmes that help improve children’s eye health by providing free screening and spectacles to students from low-income families.

As more activities resume during the recovery movement control order (MCO), Lions Clubs will be focusing its efforts on organising sporting events such as golf tournaments, badminton competitions, runs, walkathons and even mountain climbing.

“We are organising the Mount Kinabalu Challenge where about 100 Lions and friends will be climbing the mountain next May, ” Low said, adding that about 30 people had already signed up.

Participants would not only be challenging themselves to get fit while climbing Mount Kinabalu, but also giving back to society by raising funds for the Lions Clubs District Disaster and Humanitarian Fund.

“This initiative is in line with ‘Be A Loving Lion’ which emphasises the importance of taking care of one’s own health before we can help others, ” Low said at the handover ceremony of Kuntum magazines at Menara Star, Petaling Jaya.

Throughout the MCO, the organisation’s members were not deterred in their efforts to give back to society.

“Our community outreach efforts during the MCO has been focused on providing personal protection equipment and other forms of aid to frontliners, including healthcare professionals and the police, ” he said.

The newly-elected Low plans to carry out charity projects that will benefit a million needy folk during his term as district governor.

He joined Lions Club of Damansara Kuala Lumpur in 2003 and is serving a one-year term as district governor from July 1 this year to June 30 next year.

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