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S P Setia Foundation helps students cope with escalating cost of living


More than 15,000 reusable masks were given to 5,100 students and teachers in Penang, Selangor and Johor.

26 NOVEMBER, SETIA ALAM – As the Covid-19 pandemic continued to affect the livelihoods of many low-income families, S P Setia Foundation continued its efforts in providing aid to schools and disadvantaged students under its Setia Caring School Programme and other initiatives in 2021.

“As we have seen a 64% increase in B40 families in the schools under the Setia Caring School Programme (SCSP) in 2020, it was important for us to continue our efforts this year in providing essential support to ensure both the education and welfare of the students are cared for,” said S P Setia Executive Vice President Datuk Yuslina Mohd Yunus.

In line with its objective to assist in the advancement of the education of disadvantaged pupils, the Foundation provided financial support via the Annual Stipend Programme to the B40 families as schools were reopened early 2021. While school supplies and reference books were distributed to all 9 SCSP schools in Selangor, Penang and Johor, additional annual stipend was allocated for the purchase of 2 full sets of school uniforms per student.

Before entering his class, a student used a standing thermometer that was provided by S P Setia Foundation.

Encouraging families to prepare healthier meals from home for their schooling children, S P Setia Foundation also initiated the ‘Jom Bawak Bekal’ Campaign where more than 5,000 sets of tumblers and food containers were contributed to the students of the SCSP schools.

“We hope that providing these essential items to the students will help them to practise social distancing and at the same time help lighten the load for their parents,” Datuk Yuslina added.

The Annual Stipend programme also allocated for the purchase of 2 full sets of school uniforms for each student.

Creating safe learning environments for students in schools, the School Hygiene Programme was initiated to spread the awareness on good hygiene practices. All SCSP schools received more than 15,000 washable fabric face masks for the students. Standing thermometers, hand sanitisers and dispensers, as well as sanitising fogging machines were also provided to the schools to assist both students and teachers to practise proper hygiene to ensure the spread of Covid-19 is contained, keeping the schools a safe space.

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