Pertubuhan Rakan Komuniti Pendidikan Perak (PRKPP or in English, Perak Education Community Partner Organisation) successfully organised a charity hi-tea on Sunday, 24th Sept 2023, at Galasa Caldwell in Ipoh, with the theme “Towards Wholesome Education.”
PRKPP is a non-governmental organisation that empowers children through education, understanding that education is the key out of poverty, and to civil society. While education is the best investment one could make in the young, “education” has an extensive meaning, and is not solely academics.
Working closely with schools, parents and government departments, alongside other similar NGOs, PRKPP organises programmes for school children, especially primary kids, outside of school hours or during school holidays, with the objective of filling the children’s time with positive activities beyond the four walls of the classroom.
PRKPP was first established as Yayasan Pendidikan Kampar (Kampar District Education Foundation). Its chairperson, Dato’ Normah Hanum Binti Dato’ Ibrahim, is the wife of Datuk Mohammed Radzi Manan, former Member of the State Legislative Assembly (ADUN) Tualang Sekah, subsequently succeeded by their daughter, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi.
Yayasan Pendidikan Kampar expanded its reach to serve the entire state of Perak, not only within Kampar District, when Dato’ Normah’s son-in-law Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal bin Dato’ Haji Azumu, was appointed the Perak Menteri Besar in 2018.
Over the years, some of the programmes that were implemented included Reading With Mom, Oh My English, and STEM.
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah, Founder & Chairman of Sunway Group, was the guest-of-honour during the charity hi-tea event, as its biggest donor. Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah and Datuk Mohammed Radzi Manan were schoolmates at SMK Sultan Yussuf in Batu Gajah, Perak.
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Jeffrey shared with guests anecdotes of his childhood days in the vibrant tin-mining town of Pusing, the ups and downs of running his business, and more importantly, his philosophy in life, besides the vision and mission of Sunway Group. Providing affordable quality education to the masses is one of the conglomerate’s core missions. Watch his full speech in this video below.
Video: Full Speech by Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah, Founder & Chairman of Sunway Group
The highlight of the event was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between PRKPP and Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, as well as Sunway University as Smart Partners in the upliftment of education in Perak.
At the same time, PRKPP will partner with three other institutions of higher learning to run various educational programmes: Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), Kompas International College, and Shen Jai TVET College.
At the event, PRKPP acknowledged its corporate sponsors, alongside individuals who have made an impact in the field of education. Special mention went out to Prof. Dr. Richerd Ng. The following is the full list of appreciation plaque recipients.
1. 1969 Business Suites
2. Legenda Properties
4. Galaxy Aerospace
5. Puncak Emas Infra Sdn. Bhd.
6. Yayasan Wiba Prima
7. Waikiki Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Prof. Dr. Richerd Ng
1. Shairazi Jamal
2. Dr. Sivanandarajah Satgunam
3. Dato’ Nolee Ashilin
4. Puan Rohayah
5. Dr. Richard Ng
6. Dr. Chong Su Le
7. Prof. Mohamad
8. Puan Hamidah Tahir
9. Dr. Hayuratul
10. En Fadil Hassan
11. En Mohamad Dhia Addin
12. En Wong Kam Kin
13. En Issam Abdul Hai
14. Puan Junaidah
15. Prof. Dr. Norhana Yahya
16. Tuan Hj Mohammad Ridzuan
17. Dr. Ismail Zain
18. Pn Rosni Bt Buyong
19. Mohd Aznizam Azhar
The afternoon hi-tea, which was interspersed with music and dance, wrapped up with a lucky draw where generous prizes were given away, to the delight of the guests.
Event: Pertubuhan Rakan Komuniti Pendidikan Perak Charity Hi-Tea Event
Venue: Galasa Caldwell, Ipoh
Date: 24th Sept, 2023