Donor gives away laptops, tablets to poor pupils

Ng (third from left) after handing over the devices to the parents of three pupils from SJKC Ladang Ulu Kanchong.

A DEVELOPER has donated 25 used computers for poor pupils of vernacular schools in Rasah.

Rasah MCA secretary Ng Kian Nam said the developer, who preferred to be anonymous, did so to facilitate the pupils’ online lessons.

“We wish to thank the developer for working with us on this project.

“The move will help pupils who are unable to buy their own computers following the closure of schools, ” he said, adding that the device were in the form of laptops and tablets.

He said seven pupils in SJKC Mambau received the computers followed by SJKC Sendayan (five), SJKC Kampung Baru Rahang (four) and SJKC Ladang Ulu Kanchong (three).

“There are 12 Chinese vernacular schools in Rasah and we distributed the computers based on the number of students and need, ” he said.

Ng appealed to other companies to emulate the developer so that more pupils from needy families would benefit from the project.

“We really need more of such devices so that all students can follow online lessons, ” he said, adding that Rasah MCA had started the ‘Rasah Sayang, Learn Together’ campaign to collect used computers from those who wished to give them away.

Campaign coordinator Felicia Wong said based on findings, most of the needy pupils were from single-parent families.

“Some of these children are then handed over to their grandparents to be taken care of and they do not have the means to buy these devices, ” she added.

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