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Progress of SJKT Ladang Lauderdale

November 20th, 2009
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Got a good news from Dr Sreedharan yesterday afternoon:

SRJK Tamil Ladang Lauderdale Estate recorded for its first time a 71.2 percentage passes. Sri Vidya who kept missing her class due to transport problem solve with a bicycle was the top student with 7As . This the best acheivement .

Later he sent an email with the details:

Dearest Friends ,

I write today to all of you with the greatest excitement and in an elevated mood

The day I took the task of helping SRJK ( T ) Ladang Lauderdale Estate was the very day my stress and sleepless night started.

After a lot of hiccups the 2 classroom was completed . I have submitted my report to you .

Today is my most happiest day as I happilly announce that the SRJK ( T ) Ladang Lauderdale Estate for the first time recorded a passing percentage of 71.2 percent . Sri Vithya , the girl who had been missing her classes because her father desserted the family and mother had to support the family . We arranged for a small amount of money for the family provided she send Sri Vithya to school . We also gave her a bicycle as a transport . Sri Vithya was the top student with 7A’s .

I am yet to get the complete report as everyone in the schools are busy running around and screaming at the top of the voices . I have been restrained from going out of my room due my eye infection. Quarrantined in the store room .

Other news – We also were able to receive more funds to build another 3 classrooms and toilets for students and teachers .

We had some trouble getting approval from the owners of the estate to approve te land for the building of the 3 classrooms but thanks to Mr. Vell Paari who looked into it immediatelly andgt the land approved . The construction is already in progress .

I hope the MI club members who gathered with me earlier this year at the school before we started this project will be there to join me again once more at the end of the completion of the project .

Friends we have done it . We have made the change . I thank all of you who believed in me whenyou sponsore generously and all of you for walking along with me . Thank you .


People like you and me can make a difference. The above is a living proof. SJKT Ladang Lauderdale  was first highlighted in April with a second report in August. Within a year, you have brought a difference to the lives of the children.

SJKT Bukit Darah UPSR results

November 19th, 2009
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SJKT Bukit Darah recorded a 56% passing rate, which is a 8% drop from last year. HM said its due to more students (37) compared to previous year.

However, the number of good results were similar:

7A – 2
6A – 2
5A – 3

Previously, there was 3 students who got 7As and 1 6As.

This year, UMIC’s involvement was limited due to lack of man power and finances. The school was also being supported by other NGOs this year.

For the last few years, the school is maintaining the passing rate for above 50% and we hope that it will slowly improve.

UMIC thanks all donors and well-wishers for their support.

At SJKT Bukit Darah building fund dinner

November 9th, 2009
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Came back from the Majlis Jamuan Makan Malam Tabung Bangunan for SJKT Bukit Darah at Dewan Sri Menanti, Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh. Attended together with Muru on behalf of UMIC. UMIC gave RM1001 for the building funds.

Event started quite late due to VVIPs being late. A first time effort by the school, so can forgive the hiccups. I was interested with the school history. It started in 1969 with 3 classrooms, and 40 years down the lane, it has 6 classrooms. Is that a proud record?

The school has been doing well in recent year, and I guess UMIC played a tiny role in that. The school have been linking up with various NGOs and being independent in sourcing for help. A good HM with strong PIBG support saw the improvement of science lab, toilets, addition of mini arena and so on.

The school is also starting pre-school classes in 2010. Currently 230 students are registered, and UPSR passing rate is more than 60%. Really commendable for a partially-aided school.

Anyway, the schools hoping to collect RM120,000 to add 3 classrooms and improve their science lab. Want to help? Contact the school at 03-60381335.

Meanwhile, it seems EXCO Xavier had promised RM5000 (which was prominently displayed on the projector so that people won’t forget the promise). Three politicians were in attendance. Two from ruling coalition (MP Subang Sivarasa and MP Selayang William Leong) who each donated RM1000. ADUN Kuang Abdul Shukor from UMNO pledged RM3000 of his own money, and also said that he will help to make the building a realisation. However, he clarified that he can’t promise the amount.

Sivarasa mentioned that the state government is “committed” to solve the land problem for Tamil schools. He mentioned that those on state lands are easier but those on private land like plantation companies need longer time and negotiation.

Sivarasa mentioned that Selangor government gave RM4 million each to Tamil, Chinese and Agama schools from their RM1.5 billion budget. So, he hoped the Federal government will give a similar ratio from the RM190 billion budget allocation for 2010. If we calculate the percentage, RM4 million of RM1.5 billion is  0.267%.  That would mean RM506.67 million just for Tamil schools in 2010!!! I think can buy over many of those private lands that these schools sit on.

UMIC 3rd Annual Treasure Hunt 2008

November 16th, 2008
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UMIC’s treasure hunt took place today. I had a bad start – overslept, still not feeling 100 percent due to stomach upset, and car battery was dead. Managed to reach the starting point as flag-off took place.

This time around, 28 cars took part in a hunt around Klang Valley. It was from 8am till 12.30pm. As mentioned earlier, its the third time UMIC is organising the hunt.

My team joined in as support, in fact its the second time we are taking part. The first was last’s year’s hunt!

The questions were tough, but I thought we did well for 3 adults and a teenager. Not that we won anything this time. But I think I’m getting the hang of it.

Since we were rushing, couldn’t take lots of pics. Most of the photos are of the price giving ceremony:

UMIC Treasure Hunt 2008 around the corner

November 11th, 2008
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Just 4 more days left for the Treasure Hunt. Those interested, can download application form HERE. OR drop by

The hunt will be from about 8am until 4pm in KL area. Maximum four people to a team. Its a car treasure hunt, so at least one member must have driving license, and obviously, you’ll need a car 🙂

So, hurry up and send in your participation forms to the organisers:

32C Faber Plaza, Jalan Desa Bakti, Taman Desa, 58100 KL | Fax: 03-5162 1430
Rajj | | 016-2200 765
Shirley | | 019-3242 818
Saravanan | | 013-354 4455
Perumal Naidu | | 016-738 8200