Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year Gift For Poor Students

On the 31/12 day of 2008, 600 poor children from different primary schools in Ipoh city happily received their gift from the Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh: RM 50 cash plus a new school bag each.

The “Program Bantuan Persekolahan 2009” program was initiated by the Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh as a response to the poverty. Cooperating with the State Government, MBI decided to sponsor 600 poor students selected from different city zone. These students are either orphans, from single-parent families, or the children of laid-off workers.
Attending the ceremony were YAB Menteri Besar Perak, together with the City Mayor, Ipoh Barat MP, local councilor’s and as well as the local residents.
Many of the students said "I have a new bag now!, My old bag was totally worn out now and I really longed for a new one. I like the colour of the bag, symbolizing enthusiasm, like our attitude towards life."

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