THE state-level ‘E-Learning Computer Programme’ Task Force that was initiated during the movement control order has attracted former pupils from SJK (C) Chung Hwa 2 to contribute in the refurbishment of electronic gadgets.
The pupils, who are now Form One, Two and Three students, recently stepped up to take the lead in the repair works this time.
Usually, the refurbishment of the electronic gadgets is supported by staff members of Swisspac Resources Sdn Bhd.
The state government will then give out the refurbished gadgets to needy students.
State executive councillor Chong Eng, who oversees the programme, commended the students for taking the initiative to help refurbish the gadgets despite their own school homework and schedule.
“It is amazing to see these students contribute to their former school, especially in the most valuable way possible, which is through education.
“In a way, this will enable them to have hands-on experience on how to operate such gadgets and they could possibly become an IT expert in the future,” Chong Eng, who is in charge of the state Women and Family Development, Gender Inclusiveness and Religions Other Than Islam, said during a press conference in the Daily Fish Restaurant in Butterworth today.
The students helped refurbish a total of 22 desktops and five laptops.
The 27 units of electronic gadgets were given to the state, courtesy of SJK(C) Chung Hwa 2.
This initiative falls under the used computer grant scheme (one of the six initiatives under the task force).
Speaking to the press, Chong Eng encouraged schools with extra units of such electronic gadgets to come forward and contribute for those students in need.
“Where education is concerned, no student should be left behind and during these trying times, it has become more challenging, especially for those children from poor families who cannot afford to buy electronic gadgets.
“I would like to encourage more schools to contribute like SJK(C) Chung Hwa 2, which includes the students’ efforts to refurbish the units. This adds more value when contributing,” Chong Eng added.
Also present was SJK(C) Chung Hwa 2 representative Datuk Lim Kai Seng.
The task force, which was announced on May 21 by Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, is made up of personnel from government agencies, private corporations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and dedicated individuals.
Story by Kevin Vimal
Pix by Law Suun Ting