SJKT Batu 14 Puchong fund for classrooms

July 3rd, 2011 by poobalan | View blog reactions Leave a reply »
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They got Rm150k from one MIC guy and RM130k from Selangor government. Still need about RM50k more. Don’t think MOE would give any money, so depends on makkal for support.


AFTER numerous attempts to raise funds for additional classrooms, SJK (T) Batu 14 finally received RM113,000 from the state government.

The school’s Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) chairman Murali Mathukrayan received the cheque from Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo last Saturday.

Of that amount, RM3,000 will be given to 200 poor students who could not afford school fees.

According to Murali, the school desperately needs the extra classrooms as the number of students has doubled from 700 to 1,400 over the 10 years.

“We had to use the school labs and the library as makeshift classrooms.

“Over the years, we have been applying for funds to build classrooms from the Education Ministry but we only received a letter from them stating that ‘the application will be considered’.

“It costs RM330,000 to build eight classrooms. We received RM150,000 from an individual from MIC,” he said, adding that the remaining amount would be raised through fundraising efforts.

Gobind said it was a collective responsibility to ensure that there are sufficient facilities for schoolchildren.

“I would also like to call upon other PTAs in need of funds to come forward, we will help if we can,” he said.




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