Yayasan Sarawak presents uniform vouchers to 298 pupils

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Julaihi (back fourth right) with some of the recipients. He is flanked by Zamahari (left) and Simunjan District education officer Samsul Alam Mohd Samshudin.

SEBUYAU: A total of 298 pupils here received school uniform vouchers worth RM200 each on Tuesday.

Assistant Minister of Coastal Road Datuk Julaihi Narawi, who officiated at the event, said parents should make full use of the various types of aid provided by the government for their children’s education.

“The government is committed to investing in education and is providing various assistance to assist parents who cannot afford to send their children to school.

“So parents on their part must make full use of the opportunities to send their children to school,” said Julaihi, who is Sebuyau assemblyman, during the event at SK Haji Bujang Sebangan.

He said the state also set up the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Research to ensure a more conducive learning environment for students and teachers.Julaihi thanked Yayasan Sarawak for the uniform vouchers, saying it should motivate the pupils to perform better in school.

“Yayasan Sarawak has been instrumental in assisting with the development of education in the state since it was set up in 1971,” he said, and called on the foundation to extend its educational programmes here.

Yayasan Sarawak principal assistant director (scholarship division) Zamahari Saidi said since 2000, the foundation has spent RM32 million on providing uniform vouchers to more than 300,000 school children.

For this year, Yayasan Sarawak was allocated RM4 million from the state government for the programme.

He added the recipients were based on e-Kasih data from the Resident’s and District offices.