Kuala Selangor: Desks and chairs are essential items in every school to ensure a conducive learning environment for students. In its latest effort to assist the needy, the Eco World Foundation was quick to respond to a call by a school in Selangor to help with the replacement of canteen table and benches as well as desks and chairs which had been worn out over the years.
A total of 10 sets of canteen table and benches and 60 sets of students’ desks and chairs worth in total RM24,000 was donated to SJK(C) Aik Thee, Kuala Selangor.
At the handing over ceremony at SJK(C) Aik Thee, Kuala Selangor, Eco World Foundation Chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said the Foundation believed strongly in education as an investment for the country’s future. “A good education has the power to change someone’s life for the better. This is the main reason why we are focused on providing education assistance to the schools that need our help,” said Lee.
He added that the brand-new canteen table and benches desks and chairs were delivered to the school in March and June respectively after receiving their application for assistance. The school also looks much vibrant with the addition of the colourful canteen tables and benches.
Lee also said that the Foundation adhered to stringent quality checks to ensure the durability of the desks and chairs to ensure they could withstand wear and tear.
Since its’ inception the Foundation had donated over 2,700 sets of desks and chairs to other schools. To date, it has spent RM385,000 on replacing school furniture and providing facilities.
The Eco World Foundation’s main programme is the Eco World Students Aid Programme (SAP) which provides financial assistance to the underprivileged primary and secondary students with the objective of keeping children of all races in school. Currently, the Foundation is helping 3,000 primary and secondary school students from Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Pahang, Johor & Sabah.
With a budget of RM5 million per year, the SAP practices a holistic approach by addressing every aspect of a primary student’s educational requirements–from equipping them for the new school year including arranging their meals in schools to paying their school and tuition fees.
Apart from these activities, the Foundation also seeks to help underprivileged Malaysians through counselling, home visits and career guidance.
Also present at the ceremony today was Eco World Foundation CEO Captain (Rtd) Dato Liew Siong Sing and Eco Grandeur Divisional General Manager Ho Kwee Hong.