KUALA LUMPUR: Eco World Foundation, the charity arm of Eco World Development Group Berhad organised a UPSR Motivation Camp for 110 Year-6 UPSR students from 20 schools in Selangor – under its Students Aid Programme (SAP) from 11-13 May 2018. The students are from Sekolah Kebangsaan, Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) and Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Tamil). SAP is the Foundation’s core programme under which provides basic education needs to under-privileged students, regardless of race or religion.
SAP has funded the educational needs of underprivileged students and currently it has 2,700 students from 135 primary school under its care. Of this number, 670 students are from Selangor.
At the camp’s closing ceremony on 13 May 2018, Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, Chairman of Eco World Foundation said that the objective of the camp was to prepare the students mentally and academically to face the UPSR examination.
“110 students from 20 schools spent 3 days and 2 nights in a hotel where they gained the skills and confidence to face their UPSR examination in September. The Foundation has spent RM47,000.00 to organise this camp”, added Lee.
Under SAP, each student is provided with educational assistance worth RM1,100 to RM1,200 annually for the duration of their primary education; RM1,000 to RM1,400 annually for secondary education; RM5,000 for 1 ½ years for pre-university education; and RM8,000 to RM18,000 annually for tertiary education. The programme is unique and holistic where the underprivileged students will be given assistance through to secondary, tertiary and bachelor degree education if they obtained excellent results in their examinations. Currently there are over 300 students in secondary schools and 37 students pursuing tertiary education. 18 students have graduated from universities; 5 of them are from Perlis, 4 from Penang, 4 from Johor, 4 from Selangor and 1 from Kuala Lumpur.
“The Foundation’s focus has mainly been on education because we strongly believe that our children are our hope and future of the country. We spend over RM4 million a year for the SAP alone”, said Lee.
During the ceremony, Lee together with Mr Philip Mathews and Captain (R) Dato’ Liew Siong Sing, Trustee and CEO of Eco World Foundation respectively presented certificates to the students.
There are a total of seven camps for students from different states. This is the second of the seven camps. There will be another five camps to be carried out after the fasting month and Hari Raya break.
Eco World Foundation’s work encompasses several different areas with its main focus on education through the SAP. These SAP students come from schools in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Johor, Penang, Kedah, Perlis, Pahang and Sabah.