Some 14 students aged between 8 to 15 will be able to return to schools with proper uniforms after having the opportunity to purchase back-to-school necessities.
According to the managing director of Mimbar Nusantara Homes Sdn Bhd, Nazrin Cheong Abdullah, the students are under the urban poor category.
“The Perak Housing and Property Board (LPHP) has identified 14 students who’ve yet to return to school due to inadequate schooling equipment,” he told reporters during a school uniforms handover programme at Mydin Mall in Meru Raya recently.
“Review of a research report done by the Perak State Implementation Coordination Unit (ICU) towards residents of Seri Kepayang Perak flats project has shown that they need immediate economic assistance,” Nazrin Cheong added.
“Hopefully, the joint contribution from LPHP, Mimbar Nusantara and Mydin Mall will relieve the burden of the residents in providing schooling necessities for their children,” he expressed.
Two sets of uniforms, a school bag, a water bottle and eight different types of daily equipment were donated to each of the 14 students.
One of the receivers, J. Sri Saravanan Vel, 14, stated that he had to endure his family’s tight economic situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The contribution today enabled me to go back to school. From the bottom of my heart and my parents, thank you to everyone who helped us. The contribution also relieved my parents’ burden,” he conveyed.