‘With All Our Hearts’ Malaysian AEON Foundation, the charity arm of AEON Group in Malaysia (AEON CO.M Bhd, AEON Credit Services Malaysia Berhad, AEON Big Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.) introduced the BEST (Basic Education SupporT) in 2012 to help provide basic education needs to school children around Malaysia.
This year, four schools from Kelantan were selected by the committee members of the Foundation with the help of the Ministry of Education to be refurbished and upgraded. The Kelantan BEST project started in November 2014 and is completed in April 2015. The schools chosen to benefit from the BEST Project 2015 are Sekolah Kebangsaan Kalai and Sekolah Kebangsaan Legeh in Jeli, Sekolah Kebangsaan Sokor in Tanah Merah and Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Poy Hwa in Pasir Mas, Kelantan.
A hall is built in Sekolah Kebangsaan Kalai and its library has received new books and an upgrade in facilities while Sekolah Kebangsaan Legeh are furnished with new chairs and tables for their classrooms and library. The flood damaged rooms from Sekolah Kebangsaan Sokor like the library, computer and audio visual room are refurbished and upgraded while Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Poy Hwa is equipped with smart classrooms with the BEST Project.
“The Foundation has always been proactive in raising funds and providing financial aid that benefits all Malaysians especially the children. With BEST, we believe that by transforming a child’s education environment, we are able to transform their lives for a better future,”said Dato’ Abdullah Mohd Yusof, the President of Malaysian AEON Foundation.
Besides having good teachers and a proper education program, the learning environment also plays a vital role in improving student’s active participation and the effectiveness of teaching. “A proper learning environment includes the physical condition of the schools such as the arrangement and layout, hygiene, construction and use of learning resources. This is what we plan to achieve with these schools,” Dato’ Abdullah Mohd Yusof added at the handover ceremony at Sekolah Kebangsaan Sokor, Kelantan.
To date, selected schools from three states have benefited from the BEST Project with a total contribution of almost RM 1 million in funds.