SOME 200 teachers and staff at the Chung Hua Klang High School received self-care kits worth RM20,000 as part of efforts to emphasise the importance of Covid-19 prevention now that physical classes have resumed.
Klang Wanita MCA chief Tee Hooi Ling said the #BeMYHero School Pandemic Prevention and Caring Programme Campaign was being held in conjunction with the reopening of schools.
“We want to raise awareness of self-protection against Covid-19, maintaining self-discipline and providing more care and support to schools, especially teaching staff.
“They have been the frontliners at schools in helping to keep students safe.”
She said the initiative was a collaboration between the Crisis Relief Squad of MCA’s (CRSM) GoCare movement and Safelives, a homegrown producer and distributor of personal protective equipment.
Tee said the campaign had covered seven schools in the Klang Valley, Melaka and Perak so far, with more than 60 more schools nationwide listed as beneficiaries of the campaign.
Meanwhile, Savelives chief executive officer Lee Sai Yew said teachers played an important role in keeping children safe from infection.
“That is why we decided to equip teachers with the kit, which includes a mini sanitisation mist that is convenient for use as they move from class to class.”
Lee added that Savelives was glad to help some 5,000 teachers stay safe as the campaign moved on to more schools.
Chung Hua Klang High School principal Tay Keng Lee was thankful for the donation that would benefit 140 teachers and support staff.
“Although all our teachers are fully vaccinated and a majority of our students have also received their jabs, it does not mean we are safe from Covid-19.
“Let us raise awareness of self-protection as we move into the endemic phase,” he added.