EDUCATION is the foundation upon which a prosperous and equitable society is built.
Held for the twelfth time, the ‘Back to School’ programme by Kompleks Bukit Jambul (KBJ) JMB aided some 100 needy pupils at its shopping complex today.
The programme, which was jointly organised by the Batu Maung assemblyman service centre, was aimed at alleviating the financial burden of underprivileged families by providing school supplies for their children and other basic necessities.
KBJ JMB chairman Azmin Sadaruddin said the theme for the programme was ‘KBJ CSR Back to School 2023’.
“We thank the sponsors for joining in our effort to make this programme a success.
“Special thanks to Top Fashion, OGC Leather Store, Kedai Emas Bong Loh Soon, Butik Mahakarya, Butik Ronna Rnt, McDonald’s, Bread R Us, Deejah Rahman, Rdinie and Mydin Hypermarket Bukit Jambul.
“Besides presenting the pupils with goodies, we have also held exciting activities for them to enjoy,” Azmin said in his speech.
State Entrepreneurial Development, Trade and Industry Committee chairman Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain said the cost of living has increased.
“Thanks to the joint collaboration between my service centre and KBJ JMB, and the strong support of the sponsors, we are able to organise this programme to help needy pupils.
“We hope that the pupils will study hard and excel in their studies,” he said.
The pupils took part in a colouring contest in the morning and were treated to a children-friendly movie on television. Breakfast and lunch were also provided.
Also present were KBJ JMB management operation committee chairman Datuk KH Chan and KBJ general manager Crystal Wong.
Story and pix by Christopher Tan