SHARING THE JOY OF READING WITH SJKC SUNGAI CHUA
KUALA LUMPUR, 17 JANUARY 2019 – The gift of a good book is perfect for schoolchildren as books are the treasured wealth of the world. In conjunction with Christmas and back-to-school season, Tan Chong Group spread cheer by organising a book donation drive to collect used books and also purchase new books to assist SJKC Sungai Chua to start up their school library with the aim to inculcate good reading habit amongst the schoolchildren.
Employees were invited to donate used books or purchase any new books, in any language which are deemed suitable for children aged seven to 12 under this campaign which ran from November 2018 to January 2019. Books which were accepted were pictorials, novels, dictionaries and encyclopaedias. The campaign drew overwhelming response from the Group’s employees and a total of 300 books were collected.
“Tan Chong Group places top priority on children’s education as we believe that education is the most powerful weapon which can change the world. This is the reason for us to establish an after-school daycare programme since 2008 to assist underprivileged children of single parents from four schools in Klang Valley and Penang. Reading helps develop children’s literacy skills and as such, children should have access to good books. We hope this book donation initiative could give them an opportunity to gain more knowledge, which would ultimately improve their lives and ensure a brighter future,” said a representative from the Group.
During the books presentation ceremony on 17 January 2019, the headmistress and Board of Directors of SJKC Sungai Chua also expressed their appreciation and gratitude to Tan Chong Group for their kindness.
“We are really looking forward to receiving these books and incorporating them into our school’s library so that all our students can have access to them,” said Madam Chin, headmistress of SJKC Sungai Chua.
Tan Chong Group will implement more such programmes in the future.
Ms Tay Se Ling (centre) receiving the books from Tan Chong Group Corporate Communications’ representatives.