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100 Underprivileged Students Receive Donation From UTP

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IPOH: Universiti Teknology Petronas (UTP) yesterday lend a helping hand when it brought cheers to 100 underprivileged students who
received school items and cash donation through the “Menggapai Impian” programme.

The students were from Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Tronoh, SK Sri Tronoh, Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (SJK) Tamil Tronoh, SJK Cina Chung Sun, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Tronoh, SK Iskandar Perdana, SK Seri Iskandar, SMK Seri Iskandar and children of UTP janitors.

UTP Vice Chancellor, Datuk Ir Dr Abdul Rahim Hashim said the programme, organised by UTP, was aimed to provide underprivileged children a head start in their education and better learning experience.

“Under this Corporate Social Responsibility Programme (CSR), UTP staff volunteer to sponsor a minimum of RM200 for one child. Each child will be given school necessities in the form of school uniforms, bags, shoes and stationery for the new school term.

“Apart from this, each students also received a RM100 cash donation in the form of Bank Rakyat savings account book contributed by UTP Alumni Association,” he said in a statement.

He said the event also encouraged UTP staff to foster the spirit of sharing and giving to those in need.

“Menggapai Impian” programme which was held since 2007 has benefit 624 children from orphanages and schools in Perak.–BERNAMA

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