RM282,800 from Foundation to two education bodies, teachers
Published on: Sunday, January 28, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: The Progressive Education Foundation (PEF), a non-governmental organisation (PEF), on Saturday disbursed funds totalling RM282,800 to two educational organisations and teachers of Chinese primary schools and kindergartens in Sabah, for this year.PEF Joint Consultative Council Chairperson Melanie Chia said the disbursement reflected the foundation's continuous support for education empowerment in the State.

"We are grateful and thankful that PEF is able again to contribute to educational organisations and teachers in Sabah.

"A total of RM25,200 was given to the Montfort Training Centre (MYTC), RM10,600 to Kadazandusun Language Foundation and RM47,000 to 59 graduate teachers who successfully completed their training and are now serving in Chinese primary schools in the State as a token of appreciation and encouragement for taking up teaching.

"Apart from this, PEF also approved interest free loans to 27 serving kindergarten teachers throughout Sabah to enable them to take up a diploma course in childhood education for which we have set aside RM200,000," she said at the handing over of cheques, here, Saturday.

While thanking PEF founder Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee cum a member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation, Melanie said the foundation has never stopped giving annual support to trainee teachers and educational institutions since it was launched in 1996.

"We will continue our mission and contribution towards educational development in Sabah to ensure the State is a better place for all Sabahans," she added.

Also present were Yong and Sabah Dong Zong Chairman Datuk Jimmy Yong. - Hayati Dzulkifli


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