Yayasan Pendidikan Kampar, the education foundation of Kampar parliamentary constituency, organised a charity dinner recently to raise funds for its activities this year. The dinner, attended by about 600 people, was held at the banquet hall of the State Secretariat Building, Ipoh.
The foundation, supported by the education bureau of UMNO Kampar, runs a study-group programme. Academically weak pupils from underprivileged families within the Kampar parliamentary constituency are given free lessons to help them with their studies. In addition, study tours and camping trips are organised for the children as a form of reward for their performances.
At the dinner, Ezhan Aliffdanial Amran, one of the many who benefitted from this programme, shared his experiences with the diners.
Twenty-five students who scored 5 As in last year’s UPSR examination were presented with certificates of achievement. Volunteers from the 36 study-group centres throughout the Kampar parliamentary constituency were given certificates for their services. Guest of honour, Wanita UMNO Deputy Chief, Dato’ Kamilia Dato’ Ibrahim then presented awards to initiators of the study-group programme, to honour their role in the empowerment of children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Chief Minister Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abd Kadir, who was not in attendance, gave RM10,000 to the foundation, through Kampar UMNO division chief, Dato’ Radzi Manan.