United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd together with over 100 of its commercial banking clients raised RM 350,000 to purchase digital devices and education software to help meet the educational needs of more than 250 children from 3 shelters.
They are Persatuan Kebajikan Sri Saradha Devi Illam and which provides shelter and education for young girls; Yayasan Sunbeams Home which helps children from abused, neglected and underprivileged backgrounds; the Shelter Home for Children which cares for abused, abandoned, neglected or at-risk children; and the Special Children Society of Ampang which offers care, education and vocational training for children and adults with special needs.
Sri Saradha Devi Illam‘s secretary Meenaloshini Venugopal said the financial support would enable the home to continue providing quality education for the children.
“The funds will help us sustain our home schooling programme and provide our children with digital devices to help them study remotely in the current situation,”
“With this generous contribution, we can offer the children of Sri Saradha the opportunity to progress with their learning and development while ensuring the continuity of our care facilities.”
Ng Wei Wei, UOB Malaysia managing director and country head of wholesale banking, said the entire country is feeling the effects of Covid-19 but the impact on children is especially significant.
“Many are struggling to keep up with their lessons amid school closures while others have lost access to extracurricular programmes and additional support to help them with their studies,”
News Credit: TheStar