LANGKAWI, KEDAH, 24 May 2019 – Yayasan MRCB has today contributed RM90,000 to 2,000 underprivileged students and 100 less fortunate families in the rural area of Teluk Ewa, Langkawi. YBhg Datin Jasmine binti Abdullah Heng, Chairperson of Yayasan MRCB, presented the contribution in the presence of YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, PM and Langkawi MP, at a ‘Majlis Berbuka Puasa’ event held at Masjid Nurus Salam, Teluk Ewa, attended by approximately 3,000 people.
This contribution is part of Yayasan MRCB’s effort to help improve the academic performance of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as to provide financial aid to less fortunate families during Ramadan.
The 2,000 underprivileged students are from SMK Ayer Hangat, SK Ewa and SK Penghulu Ahmad which are all within the area of Teluk Ewa.
“We have been instrumental in helping underprivileged students and communities in need since setting up this foundation in 2015”, said YBhg Datin Jasmine.
“We truly believe that every person deserves a chance. That is why we focus on impactful programs involving education and on improving infrastructure in schools. Our past efforts included conducting educational programmes and providing mobile clinic services for Orang Asli, implementing life-changing programmes for youths with disabilities, providing temporary accommodation for those caring for family members with prolonged illnesses, as well as refurbishing schools for special needs children. Our main aim is to ensure that those with very limited resources have access to the opportunities they need to succeed”, she added.