More support for NiE programme


(From right) Viswanathan and Ho presenting the sponsorship to Ooi and Manimaran. — K.T. GOH/The Star

THE Star Newspaper in Education (NiE) programme got a boost when multinational company Flex Penang donated RM10,000.

The sponsorship from the company will benefit five schools in Penang.

They are SK Pendidikan Khas Persekutuan, SK Batu Kawan, SJK (T) Ladang Juru, Penang Chinese Girls High School and SJK (C) Chung Hwa 3, Prai.

Flex Penang vice-president of operations Viswanathan Paramasivam said The Star NIE programme provided equal opportunities to all students, especially those with special needs, at schools such as SK Pendidikan Khas Persekutuan.

“This is in line with our commitment to cultivate an inclusive and diverse culture where all people, including people with disabilities (PwDs), feel supported and get to develop their social and communication skills.

“We wish to create positive changes in local communities where we operate,” said Viswanathan when presenting the contribution to Star Media Group (SMG) circulation manager M. Manimaran at The Star Pitt St in George Town on Friday.

Flex Penang has been supporting the NIE programme which inculcates reading habits among students and ensures their fluency in English.

The programme promotes literacy by using the newspaper as a teaching tool.

Manimaran in accepting the sponsorship, expressed his appreciation to Flex, saying the support of companies was essential for the programme’s success.

He also thanked the company for its continued sponsorship over the years.

Also present were Flex regional marketing and communications senior director Ho Chu Hor and SMG circulation assistant manager (north) Eileen Ooi.

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