ADVANCED Micro Devices Export Sdn Bhd (AMD) has sponsored 2,500 copies of The Star for Sekolah Menengah Dato Onn in Butterworth for a year.
The school will receive 50 copies of the newspapers once a week until September 2007,and the company is willing to sponsor more copies if the need arises.
A team from AMD, led by executive managing director Mohd Sofi Osman, visited the school recently to witness the students learn English through the newspaper.
Mohd Sofi said The Star’s Newspaper in Education (NiE) programme would help the students improve their proficiency in English.
“We are always supportive of educational projects and look forward to help students participating in The Star-NiE programme,” he said, adding the company had been sponsoring The Star to several schools on Penang Island over the past five years.
A total of 30 students from Form Two attended the NiE programme when a team from AMD visited the school.
During the session, the school’s English teacher K. Karppagam used the newspaper to teach in a fun and interactive way.