139 PUPILS JOIN UPSR CAMP
Pupils need to be mentally prepared for such an important exam, says chairman
AHMAD FAIRUZ OTHMAN JOHOR BARU email@example.com
ECO World Foundation, the charity branch of Eco World Development Group Bhd, organised a motivational camp for 139 pupils from 28 Johor schools to help them prepare for their Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examinations.
The three-day camp, which ended yesterday, was held at V8 Hotel in Skudai and comes under the foundation’s Student Aid Programme (SAP).
It involved underprivileged pupils from Sekolah Kebangsaan, Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) and Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Tamil).
Eco World Foundation chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said it aimed to arm pupils with the necessary skills for UPSR.
“Besides being academically prepared, pupils also need to be mentally prepared for such an important exam.
“The foundation invited experts to guide the participants.
“They were taught techniques to answer exam questions and skills that will boost their confidence ahead of the exam in September.”
Lee said under SAP, each pupil was provided with educational assistance worth RM1,100 to RM1,200 annually through their primary education; RM1,000 to RM1,400 annually for secondary education; RM5,000 for 1½ years for pre-university education; and, RM8,000 to RM18,000 annually for tertiary education.
Lee said the programme was unique and holistic, where underprivileged students were given assistance through their primary, secondary and tertiary education if they obtained excellent results in examinations.
“The foundation spends RM4 million a year on SAP under its corporate social responsibility.
“We are investing in the education of our country’s youth and children. We are investing in our future. Eco World Foundation believes it can help many parents who need help with their children’s education.”
There are 2,600 pupils from 135 primary schools under the care of the foundation’s SAP, of whom 616 were from Johor.
Lee said Eco World Foundation spent RM47,000 on yesterday’s camp, which was the second in a series of six camps this year.
Participants in the NST-Nikon Photowalk in Bukit Bintang yesterday.
Eco World Foundation chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye (back row, second from left) and chief executive officer Datuk Liew Siong Sing (back row, left) with participants in the UPSR motivational camp at V8 Hotel in Skudai yesterday.