5 October 2017, Kuala Lumpur – In efforts to help deserving children receive a holistic education, the S P Setia Foundation hosted 120 children from the Setia Caring School Programme to a fun-filled educational trip at the capital city recently. More than 30 volunteers from Team Setia and Setia Foundation volunteers together with Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Wan Zahid Noordin (Chairman of S P Setia Foundation) made time to ensure that the young children from Penang and Johor were treated to an exciting and memorable experience.
The children were ecstatic as they were given the chance to visit many places during the eventful ‘3 Days 2 Nights’ trip which included the KL City Gallery, the National Monument and KL Tower. They were mesmerized by the mere sight of Petronas Twin Towers at KLCC as well as the colourful marine life in Aquaria. Other highlights of the trip were the activity sessions at JumpStreet as well as the interactive sessions at Petrosains which were fun and educational.
The children, who took the opportunity to meet other students and make new friends, belong to SK Batu Feringgi, SJK (C) Aik Hua and SJK (T) Tasek Permai from Penang as well as SK Kota Dalam, SJK (C) Seelong and SJK (T) Ladang Kulai Besar in Johor.
All six underperforming schools were adopted by the foundation in 2016 with the aim of cultivating future leaders who are not only academically successful, but also grounded in positive moral values and ethics with empathy for all in a multi-cultural community.
“At the start of the Setia Caring School Programme in 2015, the foundation adopted three underperforming schools in the Klang Valley. We then decided to spread our wings in an effort to make a bigger difference and added in six more schools in the following year,” said Tan Sri Wan Zahid. He added, “On the whole, our programme aims to nurture a more empathetic and morally-grounded society rooted in the core idea of cultivating a caring society.”
Tan Sri Wan Zahid was pleased that many employees of the company have stepped forward to volunteer in making the field trip for the young children a resounding success. “I truly believe that we can make a difference in ensuring that the children are properly guided and molded to become good citizens and future leaders of the country. S P Setia, through the Setia Foundation, will continue to enrich the lives of the children as our social efforts are focused on education as well as aiding the less fortunate,” he said.