Living Hope Malaysia, a CSR initiative founded by Ipoh-born philanthropist Dr Peggy Chan Wong, has targeted to sponsor 90 Ipoh children this year as part of its ongoing “One Egg – One Child” feeding programme.
The announcement was made by Chan during a cheque presentation ceremony at SJK (C) Pasir Pinji 2 to cover the cost of the programme to provide lunch for 30 children initially from April 2012 to April 2013.
Living Hope’s “1 Egg – 1 Child” feeding programme provides one meal per school day to children from hardcore poor families. According to Chan the children have to stay in school till 4.00 p.m. for tuition and remedial classes and this programme helps students to concentrate on their studies with a full stomach.
For Chan, her belief is that education is the only way out of the vicious cycle of poverty. To achieve the goals of its vision she “match-makes as go-between the corporate rich, whom she describes as her ‘Partners in Charity’ and the poor”. Since its inception in July 2007 it has assisted over 29,800 children through its various programmes.
Mdm Khoo Oi Ling, the headmistress for SJK (C) Pasir Pinji 2 thanked Chan for assisting the children adding that “it was greatly appreciated by the whole school”.
Meanwhile, Chan with assistance from Khoo, has already identified another two Ipoh schools to benefit from the feeding programme and the disbursement will be held later in the year.