Malaysians build new religious school for village near Cambodia-Vietnam border
KUALA LUMPUR: One hundred and twenty students from the poor Muslim minority community in Kampung Jamuan near the Cambodia-Vietnam border are now able to study in greater comfort in Sekolah Agama Darul Iman, a new school built with the assistance of Malaysians.
Malaysia International NGO head Datuk Dr Mustapha Ahmad Marican said the school which is teaching students aged between 6 and 15 and completed with various facilities and operates morning and afternoon sessions.
“Before this, the residents depended on an old school which does not have facilities like electric fan. The school costs US$30,000 to build and does not include school equipment which were contributed by a Terengganu government-linked company as well as individuals.
“Construction on the school began in February and was fully completed in early November and it is hope the new premises would be more conducive for studying,” he said in a statement yesterday.
The opening ceremony of Sekolah Agama Darul Iman was officiated by Dr Mustapha Ahmad and was attended by 300 villagers, the statement said. — Bernama