Students get a fresh start on the school year with new uniforms

By Jude Toyat
judetoyat@theborneopost.com
@judetbpseeds

 

For eight-year-old Muhd Asyraf Iswandi, a student of Sekolah Kebangsaan Rakyat Bolhassan, the first day of school this new year on January 4 is something that he is looking forward to as he can’t wait to show off his new school uniform.

Besides his school uniform, Muhd Asyraf also received other donations that include school bag, stationery and socks from Plus Malaysia Berhad (Plus) on December 30.

“I feel really happy to receive these gifts, and I will share my stationery with my best friend -Muhd Aziq – as he is also my schoolmate and always goes with me to the canteen,” said Muhd Asyraf, who aspires to become a policeman when met by The Borneo Post SEEDS.

 

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Meanwhile, Dayang Selimmah Awang Mortadza, 11, from Sekolah Kebangsaan Rakyat Tupong said she hasn’t had a new school uniform in three years.

“My father works as a security guard and my mother is a housewife and we didn’t buy any new school uniform as the other two pairs still fit me. I am overjoyed to finally receive a new pair,” added the fifth of six siblings from Kampung Tupong.

They are just two out of the 900 pupils from various primary schools in the Petra Jaya constituency who received the same donation.

During the ceremony of school necessities donation presentation, Plus Malaysia Berhad chief operating officer Mohammad Fuad Khusairi said they had allocated RM2 million in their effort to help 10,000 pupils and ease the burden of their families across the country especially for the upcoming school session.

 

Sharifah Hasidah helping a student put on their new backpack during the handing over ceremony. Also seen is Fuad (third left).

Sharifah Hasidah helping a student put on their new backpack during the handing over ceremony. Also seen is Mohammad Fuad (third left).

 

“This is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme in which we distribute to the community as to help enlighten their burden economically,” he said in his speech during the ‘Majlis Penyerahan Sumbangan Keperluan Sekolah oleh PLUS dengan kerjasama Pusat Khidmat Ahli Parlimen Petra Jaya’ held at the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) hall here in Petra Jaya on December 30.

“This shows the commitment of corporations like Plus Malaysia Berhad towards political stability among the federal and state governments,” said Samariang assemblywoman Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali.

“We must take care of this harmonious environment with such corporate bodies and government link corporations such as Plus who help us a lot in every way possible.”

 

Students showing off their new uniforms and backpacks at the ceremony.

Students showing off their new uniforms and backpacks at the ceremony.

 

The other students who received donations attend Sekolah Kebangsaan Matang, Sekolah Kebangsaan Matang Jaya, Sekolah Kebangsaan Sejijak, Sekolah Kebangsaan Gita, Sekolah Kebangsaan Gita 2, Sekolah Kebangsaan Rakyat Tupong, Sekolah Kebangsaan Rakyat Bolhassan, Sekolah Kebangsaan Merpati Jepang, Sekolah Kebangsaan Encik Buyong, Sekolah Kebangsaan Combined, Sekolah Kebangsaan Samariang, Sekolah Astana, Sekolah Kebangsaan Siol Kanan, Sekolah Kebangsaan RPR Jalan Astana, Sekolah Kebangsaan Semerah Padi, Sekolah Kebangsaan Petra Jaya, Sekolah Kebangsaan Tan Sri Datuk Haji Muhamed, SJK Chung Hua No.4 Kuching, and SJK Chung Hua Sungai Tengah.

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