Back to School

Member

tommi ong see wei


Duration

From January 1, 2016 to February 28, 2019

Target

Underpriviledged students which is currently enrolled in national primary school


Target population

5500


Target avg age

8


People impacted

1700


Root cause

Family financial stress required student to join the workforce earlier causing negative impact to student academic performance.


Sustainable Development Goal

Quality Education


Development stage

Education and Economic Empowerment


Purpose

The purpose of the program is to serve as a platform to collect and consolidate company and personal fund as a financial relief to the poor and underprivileged students and their family.


Overview

Back to School is a program that has been running for 4 years consecutively in the state of Melaka, Malaysia. The program aims to serve as a platform to collect and consolidate company and personal fund as a temporary financial relief for the poor and underprivileged students and their family. Every year JCI MCE work with the Union of Heads of Schools – Melaka Branch to identify underserve families and students from over 60 primary schools in Melaka to receive assistance and subsidies in the form of school bags, uniforms, shoes and school supplies. To date, more than 1,700 students had benefited from the program.
Throughout the years, JCI MCE’s “Back to School” program has established itself as one of the most well-recognized annual projects and platforms for public listed companies, private company, and individual to channel their fund and care to the underprivileged students and families in Melaka.
Most importantly, “Back to School” as an annual and continuous program has created an awareness in the local community to pay attention to the local underprivileged group in Melaka and their equal rights to received quality education. In 2019, Melaka State Assemblyman Representative and Exco (Communications, Multimedia, NGO, Youth & Sports) YB Kerk Chee Yee was invited as the Guest of Honor of the event.


Results

Created positive change to 1,700 students and families from 60 primary schools in Malacca by relieving their family family financial stress during back to school and provided development opportunities to the benefited students and empowering them to concentrate on their studies.Total RM 250,000 has been channeled from public listed companies, private sectors and individuals through JCI MCE to the students and families, not only a good publicity to the donors, an opportunity for them in servicing to the humanity, the best work of life as well.


Recommendations

- To further strengthen our collaboration with government bodies and private sector to support the local community.
- To be endorsed by the Ministry of Education.

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