NGO helps 180 underprivileged kids get ready for school

Seen are some of the school children which received the aid.

BINTULU, Dec 24: Extrameal Bintulu brought smiles to the faces of underprivileged school children when it handed over donations and aid through its ‘Back To School’ programme recently.

Extrameal Bintulu founder Francis Ngu Hown Hua disclosed that the ‘Extrameal Bintulu Light Load 5.0’ programme had benefited about 180 children in a number of selected villages since it started a few weeks ago.

“About 180 children from disadvantaged and orphan groups around Bintulu have been receiving help with going back to school for 2020 over the past few weeks until yesterday.

“Our party (Extrameal Bintulu) has moved to the villages to give to those in need,” according to Ngu in a statement today.

Among the areas concerned are Japan Village, New Village, Penan Batu 10 Village, Jabai Village, RPR Sibiew Slates, Kemunting Bridge Underground, and many more.

The programme has become an annual activity for Bintulu Extrameal as the school year draws to a close, Ngu revealed.

He pointed out that the help provided via the non-profit organisation would help the less fortunate to stay in school and become knowledgeable human capital.

“With this donation, we hope it will brighten the group and give the children a new spirit here.

“I hope that more non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and communities can contribute together to the less fortunate in promoting charitable activities in this part of Bintulu,” he added.

Ngu also revealed he was deeply moved when he saw the lives the recipients had endured.

The experience not only drew his attention to the need for help, but it was also an experience that provided valuable lessons to all present as there were still many disadvantaged groups.

He added the donations would cheer the children up and shine a new light on their lives especially during the school session that would begin in early January.

“We hope that these children can have a good school session and (this will) help ease their burden.

“The selection of donations is not exhaustive, but we will work to help those who have not received school aid,” he added. — DayakDaily