S P Setia Foundation’s educational workshop benefits 120 B40 students in Sabah
THE charitable arm of S P Setia Berhad – S P Setia Foundation, recently organised the Sincerely, Setia Tuition Mission in Sabah: Pecutan Akhir SPM workshop.
Held at Space 8, Setia Aeropod, Sabah, the programme recognises the importance of education in empowering underprivileged students with the knowledge and skills they need for a brighter future.
The programme was supported by the Sabah State Education Department, in accordance with the foundation's third Trust Object – to bridge the educational gap among disadvantaged students and to inspire them to strive for a better future.
The general manager of Setia Aeropod Sabah, Sha'ari Hanapi, officiated the event and in his welcome address, expressed his team's gratitude to be part of this meaningful initiative, while highlighting the importance of giving back to the community.
Sha'ari also emphasised the aim of positively impacting the students' lives, regardless of its scale.
The workshop, which ran from Nov 27 to Dec 1, with the support of 25 Setia corporate volunteers from Setia Aeropod, hosted B40 students preparing for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination.
The 120 students involved, hail from various secondary schools across Sabah, including SMK Petagas, SMK Bahang, SMK Tansau, SMK Kinarut, and SMK Likas.
To improve the students’ chances of passing their SPM examinations, the workshop specifically targeted B40 students who fall under the Harapan Lulus category.
These students received guidance from a team of expert teachers known as Guru Cemerlang, who focused on core subjects such as Malay, English, mathematics, and history.
Part of the workshop included intensive learning tuition to offer valuable tips and hacks, as well as motivational talks.
Parents were also invited to join the motivational talks alongside their children to gain insights into various career paths.
The Sabah Education Department’s Learning Sector deputy director, Puan Hajah Nurani Fauziah Derin, graced the closing ceremony and expressed gratitude for the collaboration between corporate sectors and government agencies in positively impacting the lives of students in need.
She also commended the S P Setia Foundation, Team Setia from Setia Aeropod, and all parties involved in making this noble initiative a significant success.
During the workshop, several Setia corporate volunteers generously shared their life stories and working experiences at Setia in the Inspirasi Pagi sessions held each morning.
These sessions were conducted to broaden the horizons of students and instil the belief that numerous opportunities await them as long as they work diligently towards their goals.
During the closing ceremony, the management committee of S P Setia Foundation and senior executive vice president of S P Setia Berhad, Datuk Yuslina Mohd Yunus, reaffirmed the foundation's commitment to social responsibility.
She emphasised that education is the cornerstone for building a better future and thanked the team of teachers for their dedication in guiding the students.
With only 60 days left until the SPM examination, she expressed confidence that the workshop equipped the students with the knowledge to reach their goals and aspirations.
The foundation also presented tokens of appreciation to Puan Hajah Nurani, the five participating schools’ principals, teachers, chaperons, students, parents and three education district officers.
Management committee of S P Setia Foundation and head of Group Branding and Communications for S P Setia Berhad, Adelene Wong, shared that the foundation had previously organised the Tuition Mission programme in collaboration with Pertubuhan Urus Peduli Asnaf KL & Selangor (PUSPA) in the Klang Valley with zakat funds from Perumahan Kinrara Berhad, a subsidiary of S P Setia Berhad.
She expressed S P Setia’s pleasure in expanding their reach to B40 students in Sabah and their aspirations to host more transformative programmes in the state soon.