25 PUPILS GET HELP­ING HAND

They re­ceive bags con­tain­ing uni­forms, shoes, stock­ings and other school items

New Straits Times - - News - HIDIR REDUAN hidirre­d­uan@nst.com.my

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

Berita Har­ian’s Ful­lAMark in­ter­ac­tive learn­ing por­tal.

PIC BY FARIZUL HAFIZ AWANG

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.

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