Education Minister praises initiative of dairy company to dispense cash aid to orphaned students

Fadhlina (third right) presents an envelope to an orphaned student due to the Covid-19 pandemic at SMK Batu Kawah.

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By Wilfred Pilo

KUCHING, Jan 28: Minister of Education Fadhlina Sidek has commended a dairy company based in Malaysia for their cash contribution programme to students who were made orphans due to the Covid-19 pandemic in Sarawak.

She said that such a programme was essential to helping students with their well-being and to help them have an ordinary life.

“Ministry of Education (MOE) would like to thank the exemplary corporate social responsibility (CSR) work of the dairy company Farm Fresh Berhad, for their donations and their working collaboration with Yayasan Didik Negara in caring for these students,” she said

“We will continue to look into this work as an important issue to safeguard our students’ well-being and education,” she added.

Fadhlina made these remarks at a press conference after handing over a cash donation to 30 students and their representatives from primary and secondary schools in Kuching, Samarahan and Padawan areas, at the ‘Majlis Sumbangan Kasih Anak Terkesan Covid-19 Sarawak’ held at SMK Batu Kawah.

Meanwhile, Fadhlina said they would work together with the Ministry of Health to look into malnutrition issues among students in Malaysia.

Earlier, she announced an allocation of RM150,000 by MOE for SMK Batu Kawah in carrying out maintenance works at the school.

“MOE will continue to see what maintenance work needs to be carried out in schools throughout Malaysia as student safety and comfort is a priority and responsibility of the ministry,” she said. — DayakDaily