Education plays an important role in one’s life. Education helps a person to succeed, it enhances human knowledge, and it literally can turn a person upside down. Somehow, some children face many hindrances to accessing education due to poverty.
T. Mogana Selvi recently shared that her 3 sons have been forced to stop schooling due to poverty and unavailability of transport since the beginning of this year.
She was unable to work at the moment since she needed to care for her children. Mogana’s only daughter is suffering from epilepsy, is hyperactive and needs her full attention. RM400 in monthly assistance from the Welfare Department is the only source this family relies on.
Eventually, this story drew much attention from numerous parties, for good.
Ray of Hope Arrives
But finally, all the sorrow has come to an end! The three brothers are reported to be returning to school after the week-long holiday.
S. Tharmarhaja, will resume his Form Two education at SMK Kampung Kastam, while S. Herash, and S. Yoshwin, will resume Year Four and Year Two respectively at SK Bagan Jermal.
The eldest, Tharmarhaja was so happy upon receiving the letter of offer from state Education Department Chief Assistant Director (Planning and Management Sector) Datuk Zulkafli Kamaruddin.
The excited kid said that as soon as he received the good news, he texted his best friend to tell him that he was returning to school. “I can’t wait to go back to school. I am looking forward to meeting my friends and teachers”.
“I have been dreaming of this day for a long time. I won’t waste this opportunity and will study hard to fulfil my ambition to become a detective and help my family.” the 15-year-old told while thanking Bagan Jermal assemblyman Soon Lip Chee for helping him return to school.
He also expresses his gratitude to everyone who has supported his family, along with the state Education Department.
Soon Lip Chee presented the siblings with school books, uniforms, shoes and other necessities and the former Seberang Prai City Council councillor Anjoe Tan sponsored the brothers’ transportation costs.
The assemblyman said his service centre would take Tharmarhaja and Mogana Selvi to SMK Kampung Kastam tomorrow for registration. “Once everything is settled, we hope Tharmarhaja and his brothers can return to school when the session resumes next Monday. No child should be deprived of an education,” he said, adding that his service centre would continue to help the family. Zulkafli, meanwhile, lauded Soon’s efforts to help the family.
Meanwhile, Mogana said Teyanayagi is attending school at PEKTAS Mak Mandin and all arrangements were handled by the school.
“We hope this will encourage others to help those in need.”
A well educated nation makes a great nation. Let’s all start moving toward this aim today ~