ROTARY International District 3300 and Limkokwing University of Creative Technology have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide tertiary education to those eligible under the B40 category.
The scholarships are worth RM10mil over a period of five years and will start in the February intake.
Under the RotaryKasih Life Transformation Programme. Rotary will recommend candidates based on the entry requirements set by Limkokwing University of Creative Technology and who have shown they are exemplary role models.
District governor Lioh Cheng Lim and the university’s president and founder Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing signed the MoU last week.
Past assistant governor Dr Sen Gupta and Limkokwing University of Creative Technology senior vice president for Corporate Development Datuk Gail Phung witnessed the signing ceremony.
The RotaryKasih Life Transformation Programme started in 2014. Since then, it has been providing bursary to school children from low income families to have meals at their school canteen so that they can learn and focus better in school, help lessen their
families’ financial burden while encouraging the students to go to school.
It is a joint effort between Rotary and MyKasih Foundation and the bursary is provided to 800 children annually, spread over 16 schools. Over the past five years about 4,000 students have benefitted from this programme and a total of RM2.2mil has been disbursed.
Rotary Kasih Life Transformation Programme is in line with one of Rotary’s Areas of Focus, which is Basic Education and Literacy. Through education, it is hoped that more recipients would have a brighter future.
Lioh in his speech commended Lim for his commitment in providing opportunities to underprivileged Malaysians to transform their lives through education and have a better future.
He added that since Lim was also a former Rotarian himself, there may be plans in the pipeline to initiate a Rotary
Club of Cyberjaya and also the possibility of starting a Rotaract Club at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology.