KUCHING: The Naim Foundation – the charity arm of Naim Group of Companies – continues to contribute to the state’s education development through its annual academic excellence programme for secondary schools in Sarawak.
Recently, it presented awards to outstanding students of SMK Sacred Heart and Citizen Middle Schools in Sibu.
According to Naim head of corporate communications Caroline Yeo, these awards are part of the group’s community outreach programmes aimed at promoting academic excellence to students.
“The academic excellence programme was launched in 2016. This year, it covers a total of 17 secondary schools in Sarawak,” she said in a press statement issued here yesterday.
Naim Foundation was launched in 2004, with the key objective of providing assistance in broad areas – from advancement in education and research, to contributions to various charitable causes.
“We believe that students are our hope for the future. These awards serve as our way to assist and motivate them to be the best that they can be, in line with our philosophy of ‘building value in every way’ for our communities,” Yeo remarked.
Meanwhile, SMK Sacred Heart Sibu principal David Teo expressed his thanks to Naim for the initiative, which served as an excellent motivation for students.
“Our school is very blessed to have caring corporate players such as Naim to assist us in our endeavours. The awards will help boost our students’ morale and as a school, we hope to achieve more in time to come,” Teo said.
One of SMK Sacred Heart’s award recipients, Benedict Goh Kah Hong, was thankful for the award, adding that he would utilise the contribution to purchase his schooling necessities.
Just like Teo, Citizen Middle School deputy principal Joyce Ling also expressed her gratitude to Naim.
“The excellence award programme has really motivated our students to study hard, following its launch last year.”
For Citizen Middle School student Wong Shi Shi, she was honoured to have received the award.
“This award serves as a recognition for my hard work.”
Source : The Borneo Post