Press release by Ave Maria Convent Alumni Association Ipoh (AMCAA)
Ave Maria Convent Alumni Association (AMCAA) presented a sum of RM13,000 (RM6500 to the primary school and RM6500 to the secondary school) together with 160 bottles of disinfectant and 25 bottles of sanitizer to its alma mater on Tuesday, June 30.
The donation was aimed to assist the school in meeting the expenses needed to disinfect the premises in compliance with the Standard Operation Procedure, in addition to the aids received from the government.
President of AMCAA, Moy Ooi Thye said, “Our alma mater has been organising many activities which are very innovative and beneficial for our younger sisters in school such as fundraising concerts for its uniformed bodies. AMCAA has always been responding to the call of our alma mater in cash, effort or in kind at our level best.”
“As alumni of AMC, I think this is one of the ways to show our love and loyalty to our alma mater. If every alumnus contributes just RM50 or RM100 at this crucial period, our primary and secondary school will have a substantial amount to bear the cost of the periodical disinfection of the premises. Then the staff can perform their duties with a peace of mind while parents can send their children to school without worry,” she explained.
Liew Swee Fong, the secondary school principal thanked the government, alumni, parents and also the general public for the contribution.
Meanwhile, Tan Hooi Kuan, the primary school headmistress highlighted that a substantial amount of funds will be needed in the coming months or even years to contain the pandemic.
Present at the cheque presentation ceremony were AMCAA Deputy President, Chik Mun Ling, AMCAA Vice President, Loh Chee Mei, AMC Secondary Senior Assistant, Chong Chee Chin and AMC Primary Senior Assistant Lim Pau Chu.
Moy appealed to all AMC alumni to get their own batch of classmates or school mates to collectively donate to the school. Moy also hoped that more parents would come forward to support the cause. For more information, do call the school or AMCAA at 05-2418502 or 019-5561296.