PPR folk, school benefit from tie-up

Headmaster Harun Othman (fourth from left) receiving the contributions from Lions Club members.

MORE than 600 people from People’s Housing Project (PPR) Lembah Subang received daily essentials to help them overcome difficulties related to Covid-19.

The partnership comprising OCBC Al-Amin Bank Bhd (OCBC Al-Amin), Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur Providence (Lions Club) and Women of Will (WOW) also saw contributions made for the refurbishment of SK Bukit Lanjan (Asli). It is targeted to be ready by the end of the year, in time for pupils to begin the new school term come January.

The collaboration is aimed at offering new facilities and a safer learning environment for the schoolchildren, especially with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Lions Club also arranged for the trimming of overgrown tree branches at the school.

New sinks were built so that the pupils would not need to wait in long queues. The school was also provided with 100 bottles of liquid hand wash while two sets of hand sanitiser dispensers and an eye-level thermometer were placed at the entrance of the school.

They were also given 250 face shields for children and adults.

According to Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur Providence president Ben Lee Yung Chok, the collaboration with OCBC Al-Amin was crucial in assisting needy families and pupils from the Orang Asli school in these challenging times.

“We are grateful to OCBC Al-Amin through its Kota Damansara branch for the relentless support and commitment as some of the breadwinners of these families have lost their jobs.

“We hope our contribution brought some joy to the families. We are pleased to have done our little part to help the community and we hope this will help them tide through this tough period, ” he said.

Speaking on behalf of OCBC Bank, its Kota Damansara branch senior manager Teo Shel Win said the bank would strive to be more involved in the localities in which it operates.

“The social and economic effects of the global pandemic is hard for many so we wanted to support our community, particularly those who have been deeply affected during this time of need.

“We are thankful to Lions Club and WOW for being part of this relief programme, ” she said.

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