Kangar, 31st May 2023 – Smart Reader® Worldwide continues its noble efforts to advocate equal access to quality early childhood education through the presentation of the National One Child One Hope (OCOH) Education Scholarships to 13 underprivileged children from Yayasan Tuanku Syed Putra. The event took place at the Dewan Banquet, Kompleks Pentadbiran Kerajaan Negeri Perlis.
During the event, Chief Executive Officer of Smart Reader® Worldwide, Dato’ Sri Dr Richard Ong, presented a cheque worth RM140,000 to His Royal Highness the Regent of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Ibni Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Jamalullail who is also the Chairman of Yayasan Tuanku Syed Putra. The contribution composed of financial aid in terms of schooling fees as well as school supplies such as uniforms, shoes, school bags, educational books and other learning materials. These were distributed by Her Royal Highness the Raja Puan Muda of Perlis Tuanku Hajjah Lailatul Shahreen Akashah Khalil as the Royal Patron of the Early Childhood Education Professional Association of Malaysia.
Dato’ Sri Dr Richard Ong concurred, stating that;
“Through the OCOH initiative, we aim to provide a platform for children to develop a strong educational foundation. Today, we are very proud of the success and accomplishments achieved by the awardees since its inception in 2008. We would also like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Yayasan Syed Putra for their continuous support for the OCOH programme.”
The guests were then entertained by performances from Smart Reader Kids® Taman Sri Bahagia Kangar and Smart Reader Kids® Jalan Arau-Kodiang. Encik Alias Ayob, franchisee of the centres, explained that these performances represent the wonderful talents of Smart Reader Kids® students.
“We are truly grateful for the continuous support that Smart Reader® Worldwide provides to the underprivileged students of Perlis. The One Child One Hope initiative motivates us to do our best in ensuring we deliver the best education to our children, nurturing them to excel academically, develop outstanding social skills, and as an overall, be able to contribute positively to the community.”
As the leading preschool education provider in Malaysia, Smart Reader® Worldwide believes that is vital for young children to be exposed with a quality educational experience. The Smart Reader Kids® international award-winning programmes provide children with a holistic experience as it enhances children’s cognitive, social and physical skills using a simple, creative and fun methodology which serves as overall perfect learning platform for children in their formative years.
Through the National One Child One Hope Education Scholarship Programme, less fortunate students are able to access similar excellent educational experience. Since its commencement, the programme has funded more than 600 underprivileged students nationwide through their preschool education. The organisation will continue this noble endeavour in Smart Reader Kids® centres nationwide to offer children scholarship assistance to underprivileged children in Malaysia.
For more information on Smart Reader® Worldwide’s programmes, please call 03-6279 5555 or the SMARTLine at 1300 885 555. Alternatively, you can log on to Facebook, Instagram and YouTube at smartreaderworldwide.