25 PUPILS GET HELPING HAND
They receive bags containing uniforms, shoes, stockings and other school items
THE faces of 25 pupils of SK Cherating here lit up with joy when they were presented with bags of uniforms, shoes, stockings and other school necessities as part of Media Prima Bhd’s Education Assistance Programme.
The pupils, whose parents were from low-income group, dug excitedly into the baskets of education-oriented items at the Gedung Ten Ten supermarket here yesterday.
Kamalia Abdullah, 10, was particularly happy with the school bag that she received as it would compliment her existing bag.
“My mother works in a canteen at Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital,” she said, adding that it was the first time she had received sponsored educational items.
Syarafuddin Shain, 12, whose father is jobless and whose mother is a shop assistant, expressed satisfaction at receiving a brand new set of shoes and stockings.
“These items will help me in school,” he said before joining the other pupils at the payment counter.
The pupils, who were from Years 2 to 6, arrived at the supermarket at 10am yesterday.
They were assisted by their school teachers, the supermarket employees and Media Prima staff members in choosing the items.
The programme was part of a three-day Education Assistance and English Workshop by the Newspaper-in-Education (NIE) programme involving SK Cherating, which is a Media Prima adopted school.
The New Straits Times NIE unit will conduct an Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) English Workshop for pupils today and tomorrow as part of the programme at the same school.
Pupils and parents will also get to listen to television ulama Da’i, who will speak on the benefits of Bahasa Malaysia daily
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Pupils of SK Cherating, Kuantan, with school items sponsored by Media Prima Bhd’s Education Assistance programme at Gedung Ten Ten yesterday. With them are Media Prima staff.