Ongkili (standing back row, middle) and others posed for the camera with the recipients of the TNB/SESB back to school aid.
KOTA MARUDU: A total of 200 pupils from four primary schools here received a shot-in-arm from the Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) and Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) yesterday.
Each of the students was presented with a schoolbag, stationeries and RM50 cash, to ease their ‘going back to school’ process next month.
It was part of TNB and SESB’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Ongkili presenting the TNB/SESB back to school aid to one of the recipients, while Hendrus (second left), Idris (right) and Yusuf (left), looked on.
“Our children have been forced to do online classes for nearly two years, following the closure of schools to curb the spread of Covid-19.
“I believe that it would not be an easy transition from online classes to attending physical classrooms, but with these assistance from SESB, recipients will be more excited to go back to school,” said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Sabah and Sarawak Affairs), Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili who is also Kota Marudu MP.
The recipients from SK Lampada, SK Koromoko, SK Mangin and SK Panadahan, were from the B40 group, and picked by the Kota Marudu Education Office.
Also present at the event were Assistant Agriculture and Fisheries Minister and Tandek Assemblyman, Hendrus Anding; SESB Senior General Manager (Assets Management), Ir Idris Mohd Noor; Kota Marudu Deputy Education Officer, Farah Dalila Doris; and Kota Marudu Assistant District Officer (Development) Yusuf Bakrin.