Winners of the 2015/16 Interact Significant Project Award by the Rotary Club of Ipoh were crowned on Thursday, June 23 at the Royal Ipoh Club. The victors were adjudged based on project originality, planning implementation and positive effects.
The Interact Club of SM Anderson Ipoh, which answered the call by Hospital Permaisuri Raja Bainun Ipoh for more wheelchairs, came in third. The students had raised a total of RM4240 to purchase 16 wheelchairs for the hospital.
First runner-up was the Interact Club of Perak Girls Secondary School Ipoh. Under the ‘We Share Their Burden’ project, the club had requested the school for its 100-odd disused lockers. The items were refurbished using the club’s fund. The renewed lockers are now being rented to students at half the normal rate.
The Interact Club of SM Raja Perempuan Ipoh emerged the overall champion with their ‘Save Our Rivers’ project. The club was supported by the Drainage and Irrigation Department Perak and Indah Water Konsortium. The students removed debris from rivers in the northern region of the state.
The top three winners were awarded cash prizes of RM500, RM300 and RM200, respectively.
Present at the ceremony were past president, Dr Kok Fu Loon and president, Dr Kamalakshi Saminathan.