KUCHING: SJK (C) Chung Hua No. 6 will be organising a charity food fair tomorrow (Oct 4) at the school’s premises to raise funds for the construction of a multipurpose hall.
The hall is estimated to cost around RM800,000, according to headmistress Kho Bee Leng.
It is mainly for the school’s 1,300 students to carry out physical education activities and attend school assemblies.
“Since the school was opened in 1997, school assemblies and outdoor activities will depend on the day’s weather,” said Kho to a press conference prior to receiving the fair’s sponsorship at SUPP Batu Lintang branch yesterday.
She also said parents from the school have managed to raise around RM170,000 on their own accord while the fair hopes to raise at least RM200,000 to make it RM370,000.
The fair will have some 200 stalls operating from morning to the afternoon selling a wide range of food items from the sponsors.
With the completion of the multipurpose hall, the school could even rent out the facility to host dinner functions, which will in turn earn some revenue for it.
“The multipurpose hall will also make our school complete as that is one of the facilities which we really need,” Kho said.
Kuching Chung Hua Primary School No, 1 – 6 management committee chairman Wong Tiong Hock was optimistic that the construction of the multipurpose hall will start this month despite the shortage in funds.
“The plans and structure permits have all been approved and construction work will begin after the fair. We are also expecting the completion of the hall within six months,” said Wong.
He added that Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem has always been concerned about the needs of Chung Hua school students in the state.
“I hope that more Bumiputera parents will consider enrolling their children in Chinese schools as it can become the best platform for them to learn and master Mandarin and other languages which will auger well for them,” he said.
Among those present at the ceremony were SUPP Batu Lintang branch chairman Sih Hua Tong, SUPP Batu Lintang Malay Affairs Bureau representative Penghulu Sariee Mansor, SUPP Batu Lintang Branch Village Affairs Bureau representative Inki Libong and SUPP Batu Lintang Indian Affair Bureau representative R.Ramachandran.
Some of the items donated by SUPP Batu Lintang and their specific bureaus were dry food, instant noodles and cooked food.
Sponsoring food items such as fruits, dumplings, pastry, picked vegetables, eggs, Kacang Ma, Bak Zhang were the Sungai Maong Community Association, Sungai Maong Taiji Shibashi morning class, Sungai Maong Folk Dance Group, Community 1Malaysia (Sungai Maong) and My Home Chef’s.