PETALING JAYA, Jan 13 (Bernama) -- About 850 students of Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Bandar Sunway and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Bandar Sunway here today received the special \'back-to-school\' package worth a total of RM215,000 from The Sunway Group.
Each package contains school uniform, school bag, water bottle and track bottom for sporting activities to start them off on the right track for the new school year.
Sunway Group Assistant General Manager (Corporate Social Responsibility, Internal Branding, and Events) Bernard Paul said the initiative would ease the financial worries of their parents and families.
"Our relationship with SMK Bandar Sunway first began in 1995, and since then we have worked hand-in-hand with both schools for the upkeep of the school grounds.
"Our corporate sustainability efforts are all part of our commitment to #SunwayForGood, which is our pledge that Sunway will continue to do good, and stand alongside Malaysians, for good," he said in his speech during the Sunway Group's 'Back To School' Programme at SMK Bandar Sunway hall here, today.
Also present were SMK Bandar Sunway principal Haniza Mohd Jabar@Ibrahim and SK Bandar Sunway headmistress Ruslina Mohd Yunus.
Haniza thanked the Sunway Group for their continuous support towards the schools and hoped that the aid would boost the students confidence and allow them to reach their full potential on various activities without worrying about the lack of proper equipment.
Meanwhile, Nor Siti Aisyah Mohd Samsory, mother of Muhammad Nur Hafiy Mohd Zaini, 12, was overjoyed to see her child received the package.
"The contribution means a lot to us at it goes a long way to help us save some money from purchasing these school necessities. We need and appreciate the help we are getting," she added.