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Book Aid for Reading Corner

By Tan Mei Kuan

In line with the nationwide National Reading Decade programme, launched by the Education Ministry and aimed at fostering a reading culture, the Leo Club of St Michael’s Institution (SMI) Ipoh with the support of Sit Wai Yin, Excellent Principal of SMI, established a Leo Corner in the school’s library recently to provide a comfortable environment for students to study and read without distraction and noise.

With books of various subjects and genres, it was hoped that the corner would promote and instil a lifelong reading habit in the hearts of the younger generation.

Readers who would like to lend a helping hand in the form of books (academic, fiction or non-fiction) or monetary donations, can send it directly to the school or call the school office at 05 254 0418.

“Some of them, for example, have bought certain books that they would discard after some time, why not give it to the school to start its reading corner?” Sit explained to Ipoh Echo.

As a service club, the Leo Club of SMI also organised a childhood cancer awareness programme and diabetes quiz, among others, to provide service to the community.

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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