KOTA BHARU, — Yayasan Petronas has allocated RM676,000 to ease the burden of 2,600 students from low-income families in Kelantan via its Back To School 2020 programme.
Petronas East Coast general manager Che Ahmad Tarmizi Abdul Rahman said of the number, 1,127 students from Kota Bharu were selected to receive the contribution consisting of school supplies and personal hygiene kits, 634 students from Tumpat, 628 from Gua Musang and 211 from Jeli.
The donations were handed over by Che Ahmad Tarmizi to the state Human Development, Education, Higher Education, Science and Technology Committee chairman, Datuk Dr. Mohamed Fadzli Hassan during a brief ceremony at the state Education Department office near here, today.
Che Ahmad Tarmizi said in a statement today, since its launch in 2003, Petronas Back To School Programme has remained committed to its goal of easing the burden of students from low-income families.
Meanwhile a total of 1,600 students from low-income families in Terengganu also received the same assistance from Yayasan Petronas, of which 250 students from Kuala Terengganu, Besut (250), Dungun (220), Hulu Terengganu (220), Kemaman (213), Setiu (185), Marang (132) and Kuala Nerus (130).
“Each student gets two pairs of school uniforms, hats, school shoes, socks, a backpack and a water bottle as well as learning necessities, consisting of a stationery set and notebooks, apart from two three-layer face masks (reusable), two face towels and a box of paper soap,” Che Ahmad Tarmizi said after handing over the contributions to Terengganu Education Department deputy director Mohd Shariff Abdul Latif.
“Besides that, Petronas also strives to cultivate students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. In this regard, all 1,600 students are also provided with a set of practical and fun STEM workbooks,” he said.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency