New stainless steel canteen tables and chairs for SJK (C) Sin Ming
Over 1,300 students of SJK (C) Sin Ming Semenyih now have 32 new canteen tables and chairs to comfortably dine with – alongside other necessities – thanks to a RM60,000 contribution by OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank).
The long-needed upgrade exercise was made possible through a collaborative effort between OCBC Bank and Lions Club of KL Seri Petaling (Lions Club).
Members of Lions Club and staff of three OCBC Bank branches – OCBC Kajang, OCBC Cheras and OCBC Balakong – also joined forces with the students and teachers from the school for a landscaping project and literally got their hands dirty for a thorough clean-up of the school compound.
According to Lions Club of KL Seri Petaling Chairman Ms Joanne Cheong Gaik Hoon the school was long in need of new tables and chairs for its canteen as the old ones were no longer suitable for the students to use.
“We are constantly looking at ways to improve the condition of schools in the vicinity and this time round we found that SJK (C) Sin Ming needed 32 new sets of tables and chairs for their canteen. We also figured it would be good for us to take the opportunity to clean up the school compound and also donate school bags to the needy students as well,” she said.
She added that the initiative would not have been possible without the partnership with OCBC Bank.
“We are grateful for the partnership with OCBC Bank. On top of their financial contribution totaling RM60,000, OCBC Bank staff were on hand for the gotong-royong activity and landscaping. We are truly thankful for the successful partnership,” she said.
According to OCBC Bank Kajang branch Senior Manager Mr Edmond Lee, OCBC Bank continues to strive to be more involved in the localities in which it operates and to become even more intrinsically involved and engaged in the community, going beyond simply providing superior banking products and services to meeting the social needs of the people as well.
“We are very pleased to be part of this programme to enhance the school environment for the students of SJK (C) Sin Ming. Part of OCBC Bank’s CSR efforts revolve round children and education – so this initiative is very much a part of our ongoing programme to improve the lot of the needy children and youth around us,” he said.