A total of 136 students from 15 secondary schools in Ipoh received RM100 each from the Rotary Club of Ipoh recently. Club President, Gavin Tang, said that the money was to lessen the burden of the parents in managing their children’s schooling needs.
“This project was established in 1971 by Past President Teerath Ram for schools in Kinta Valley. Since then, our club has initiated a scholarship fund for secondary schools. Interest generated from the fund is combined and distributed in the form of annual scholarships for the schools involved. Recipients of the scholarship are selected by the schools based on academic performance and their financial background.”
Priya Shantini and Shafiqah Azreen Mohd Nur Aidil, both 15, from Methodist Girls School (MGS) shared their happiness in receiving the scholarship for the first time. “We wish to thank Rotary Club Ipoh for this scholarship. Part of it will be used to purchase schooling essentials while the balance will be saved up,” said Shanti.
Kong Theen Hoa, 17, of SMJK Sam Tet, who promised to use the money on revision books, said that the RM100 was very meaningful to him. “It’ll spur me to work harder to achieve even better results,” he said. The event was held at SMJK Perak Girls, Jalan Kampar, Ipoh recently.