DENGKIL, 8 February 2021 – A total of 143 Indian students in Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Tamil), Dengkil, Selangor have received book assistance, school uniforms for year one and two, co-curricular clothing for third to sixth-year students, sportswear, and other school supplies.
Those who get the assistance were from B40 families, single mothers, and families affected by the pandemic.
Even though we are struggling to face the impact of Covid-19, Islamic relief Malaysia through the Cheer to School project continues being proactive to help the students in need and ease their parents’ burden to provide school supplies as well as encourage students to gain knowledge diligently.
The assistance was distributed by phase and handed over to the parents. The clothes fitting session was implemented last December at a nearby supermarket.
“Cheer to School acts as a medium for collaboration networking in combining various parties such as schools, beneficiaries, Islamic Relief Malaysia’s staff, and generous donors. Most of the students who received this assistance looked thrilled during the clothes fitting,” said Nur Hidayu Marzuki, Assistant Officer, Programmes Division of Islamic relief Malaysia.
The assistance provided varies according to the school needs and suggestions from the teachers due to their data capacity on students’ condition and situation.
“At this moment, everyone is being affected by the pandemic. We are encouraged to help everyone regardless of religion or race. We are very impressed with Islamic Relief Malaysia initiative to come and help SJK (Tamil) Dengkil.
“This assistance had a big impact on the parents because there is more than 60 percent of the students in this school are facing financial problems due to the pandemic,” said Pushpa a/p D. Raman, Headmaster of SJK (Tamil) Dengkil.
Among the other schools that also benefited from Cheer to School programme are Sekolah Kebangsaan St. James Rayang, Padawan, Sekolah Kebangsaan Bulan Jeragam, Sebuyau, Sarawak, SK Pulau Timbang, Sandakan, Sabah, Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Melut (Asli), Dengkil, and Sekolah Kebangsaan Kajang, Selangor which bring the total number of students assisted to 565.
“Usually, to save cost, my sons will wear their brother’s clothes, but this time they got to wear new clothes. They are delighted. Thank you to the donors who helped us and thank you Islamic Relief Malaysia for providing this assistance regardless of race,” said D Harshinny a/p Vijayan, a student’s parent of SJK (Tamil) Dengkil.