KUALA LUMPUR, 14 Aug 2019 – As part of its core objectives of helping the less fortunate children in education, Yayasan MRCB has been organizing several UPSR Clinics for over 600 underprivileged students involving schools from several selected schools via different states. The students are from SK Iskandar Perdana (Perak), SK Pengkalan Jaya & SK Kuala Perai (Penang), SK Seksyen 7 Kota Damansara (Selangor) and SK Seri Bonus, SK La Salle Brickfields, SJK (T) Vivekananda (Kuala Lumpur).

From the inception of the program in 2015, the number of schools increased from 4 to 7 in 2019 and the workshop covers Mathematics, Science, English, and Bahasa Malaysia. Yayasan deployed specialist teachers in all these schools to better equipped the students to answer UPSR exam questions. The specialist teachers tutored students on the techniques of answering, interpreting the question and effective time management to ensure that students are able to excel in their exams.

Based on historical results, on average every year the overall passing rates for all subjects improved and recent figures show a passing rate over 70%. This shows that the programs have been successful. Plans are afoot to increase our UPSR clinics to more schools as well as the intensity of the tuitions.

Datin Jasmine Abdullah Heng, the Chairperson of Yayasan MRCB was present during the UPSR Clinics session at SK Seksyen 7 Kota Damansara in Selangor to mingle and obtained students feedback from 3 participating schools.

She said “We believe that the children are the future of the nation & every children should be given every opportunity to succeed. Here at Yayasan MRCB, our Trustees & I strive hard to ensure that we continuously identify needy causes and evaluate their needs & undertake various programmes of value to provide support to enhance the students’ talents, improve their academic performances in order to lead a better quality of life in the future.”