Needy students get help to complete higher education

Leenesh is a beneficiary of GVCA’s Didik-Kasih EduCare programme.

GREAT Vision Charity Association’s (GVCA) Didik-Kasih EduCare programme has long assisted underprivileged students to complete their tertiary education.

The programme provides RM1,500 to each student preparing for college, and a monthly study allowance of RM250 for 12 months.

The non-profit organisation also provides a platform for these students to pay it forward and develop leadership skills by organising charity events.

One of the beneficiaries of the programme, Y. Leenesh, opted to upgrade his outdated computer with the allowance received so that he could keep up with online learning.

“My new hard drive helps me save all my assignments and schedules,” he said.

Another recipient, Muhamad Rusyaidi Noor Azari, used his monthly allowance on mobile data for uninterrupted class sessions.

Through the Didik-Kasih EduCare programme, GVCA has helped many students to pursue their passion and achieve their goals.

Among them are Sadam Hussein Shaik Dawood, an aircraft engineering student, and Jessie Rose, a chemical engineering graduate.

Sadam is currently completing his on-the-job training to become a certified aircraft engineer.

GVCA is pleased to see his transformation as he has become a beacon of hope for his younger brothers from Yayasan Chow Kit, a crisis and drop-in centre for at-risk teenagers.

Jessie, who has completed her Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons) degree, is now working as a process chemical engineer.

These are just two incredible success stories for whom GVCA has provided the opportunity that every young person deserves.

The programme also requires students to organise their own events to give back to the community.

Student aid recipient Mohamad Phaizal Sharifudin was able to do this by conducting a charity activity called “Ayuh! Print T-Shirt” with 20 teenagers from Yayasan Chow Kit.

Meanwhile, aid recipient Nur Hidayah Azhar carried out a batik-painting session at Rumah Titian Kasih to give children there a hands-on experience.

Then there is Tien Song Chye, who donated RM65,000 to GVCA for the benefit of 10 underprivileged students of the programme.

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