Petronas Foundation helps out over 3,500 pupils in Sabah

Students of SK Gaya in Tuaran about 40kms from Kota Kinabalu received a new set of school supplies from Yayasan Petronas.

KOTA KINABALU: A total of 3,750 primary school pupils from Sabah and 200 from Labuan have received new sets of school supplies and personal hygiene kits from Yayasan Petronas under its Back To School 2021 (BTS 2021) programme.

Each pupil received two three-layer reusable face masks, a hand towel, a box of paper soap, a school bag, a tumbler, a student activity notebook, a pencil case and stationery items, as well as two sets of school uniforms and a pair of socks and shoes.

The BTS 2021 items were delivered to the 24 district education offices in Sabah, as well as to the Labuan Education Department since March 8, according to a statement by Yayasan Petronas.

The 24 PPDs are in Kota Kinabalu, Penampang, Tuaran, Sipitang, Beaufort, Kuala Penyu, Papar, Kota Belud, Kudat, Kota Marudu, Pitas, Tambunan, Keningau, Pensiangan, Tenom, Tawau, Kunak, Semporna, Lahad Datu, Ranau, Telupid, Beluran, Sandakan and Kinabatangan.

The items were later distributed to students from 132 schools in Sabah and 17 in Labuan, the statement said.

The BTS 2021 programme from March 8-24 would benefit 21,000 primary school students from low-income households across the country.

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