The Leo Club of Idris Shah Secondary School (SIS), Gopeng created history when they set up a service centre in their school.

The opening ceremony for the centre was held on October 5 where Past District Governor District 308B2, PDG Oon Peng Lam did the honours. It began with the school assembly attended by students, teachers, PIBG members and the Lions Club of Ipoh Host who are the sponsors of the SIS Leo Club.

In his speech, the guest of honour congratulated the Leos for opening the service centre which is a first of its kind in the region.

According to the Organising Chairperson Leo Dawson Chong, the centre will serve the students in the school where needy students can put in the request for assistance in the “aid box” set up at the centre.

The aid can be either financial or in kind. The receiver most probably would be a student and the Leo Club would interview the student and the teacher to see whether the student is eligible. Recently they got a pair of spectacles for a poor student.

The Leo Club has become a “niche” club whereby the district Education Department will follow up with the club on its activities and be a role model for other clubs in the district.