Art For Heart raises RM8,719 for underprivileged students, individuals

Goh (front, second right) presenting the cheque to SMK Sg Tapang representative Angelina Suzie (third right) during the handi over ceremony, while Lo (back row, left), Ng (back row, second left), Yap (second right, back row), Sia (right, back row), Tnay (right) and others look on.

KUCHING, Nov 8: Charity platform Art For Heart contributed RM3,500 to 19 underprivileged students in SMK Sg Tapang and RM4,281 to individuals in need here.

Art for Heart organising chairperson Gerald Goh said they managed to collect a total of RM8,719 through fundraising activity by selling 15 pieces of art works contributed by Ingenious Tuition Centre’s principal and co-founder Karen Sia, and co-founder and academic director Ng Paik San.

“They have actually identified 19 needy students in SMK Sg Tapang who could not afford to purchase any device to enable them to attend online classes. So this RM3,500 for SMK Sg Tapang, we will leave it to the school to arrange how they would assist these students.

“The remaining RM4,281 will be distributed to the needy community,” said Goh during a press conference at the donation handover ceremony at N13 Batu Kitang Service Centre in Mile 6, today.

The handover ceremony was witnessed by Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman Lo Khere Chiang, who is also the Batu Kitang incumbent.

Goh (third right) presenting the contribution cheque worth RM4,281 to Lo (third left).

Goh noted out of the RM8,719 collected via fundraising, RM938.00 was deducted for framing the artwork and other related expenses.

He pointed out that they also managed to sell two of the artworks to Germany and Canada.

“For the one sold to the Germany-based buyer, the painting was donated back by the purchaser so that we can actually sell it back. They just want to contribute to this meaningful cause,” he added.

Also present were Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Complaints Bureau chief Wilfred Yap, and MPP Cr Amy Tnay. — DayakDaily