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.