UNDERPRIVILEGED students from 15 schools in Johor Baru and Pontian were given tablets to help with their home-based learning and teaching (PdPR).
The Raja Zarith Sofiah of Johor Foundation, in collaboration with Country Garden Pacificview Sdn Bhd, contributed 75 tablets to students whose families were unable to afford the devices required for online classes.
Foundation chief executive officer Hishamuddin Abdul Rahim said the tablets were distributed in conjunction with the 62nd birthday celebration of Johor Permaisuri Raja Zarith Sofiah Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah on Aug 14.
The schools involved were SK Ladang Pendas, SK Tiram Duku, SK Tanjong Adang, SMK Tanjong Adang, SK Morni Pok, SK Tanjung Kupang, SK Pendas Laut, SK Sungai Durian, SK Serkat, SK Nong Chik, SK Kota Masai 2, SK Bandar Seri Alam 1, SK Cahaya Baru, SK Pasir Gudang 2 and SMK Sri Rahmat.
“Her Majesty is a firm believer in providing students with the best possible chance in their education as it will lay the foundation for a brighter future,” said Hishamuddin.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has made online schooling the new norm and students from underprivileged families are at risk of being left behind.
“This is why we work tirelessly to help them in various ways to fulfil their potential,” he said.
He also thanked Country Garden for their generosity and partnership in the scheme.
Hishamuddin said the foundation was committed to continuously channelling aid and assistance to students in need.
Apart from tablets, the Johor Permaisuri also donated daily necessities to frontliners and underprivileged families in the state to mark her birthday.
The items were presented to B40 families, the sick, the disabled and Orang Asli through the foundation and the respective district offices.