The thunderous beats of the 24-Chinese season drum greeted a delegation from SMK Raja Permaisuri Bainun on arrival at the SMJK Yuk Choy in Ipoh on November 10th. The drummers were from the school’s Ipoh Chin Woo Club.
Yuk Choy was playing host to 25 students from SMK Raja Permaisuri Bainun under the Education Ministry’s Student Integration Plan for Unity (RIMUP) programme.
The students from both schools, who were drawn from various backgrounds, were integrated through sport, cultural events and community based activities.
Puan Arbayah Daud, secretary of Raja Permaisuri Bainun RIMUP, said it was an impressive welcome accorded to them by the teachers and students of Yuk Choy.
The programme was officiated by the Principal of SMJK Yuk Choy, Capt. Chan Weng Kwai. “Under 1Malaysia concept, the programme is for our students to interact and gain a better understanding among various races in our country”, he said.
Capt. Chan added that the bond between the students from both schools had since grown stronger. Besides having a football coaching clinic conducted by Perak State Football Association, students from both schools were hosted to a lunch in the school hall and entertained with music from Chinese musical instruments by SMJK Yuk Choy Chinese Musical Club.