Making sure children stay in school

Feb 16, 2018 | News

MAHABU Kasa could not contain her joy after receiving a month’s worth of rations for her family.

The thought that this would go on for the rest of the year only added to the grandmother’s gratitude as her grandson Fairus Akma Ismail, 10, was one of the 40 pupils from SK Padang Besar Selatan in Kuala Perlis who received the Charity Right Malaysia food aid box.

“I’ve been taking care of my grandchildren after their mother left my son when they were still small.

“We are a family of farmers and live a simple kampung life with my son earning RM600 a month. Every three months, we make money from our crops.

“I want my grandson to study and become someone so that he does not need to worry about making ends meet.

“We must always want a better life for the younger generation and education is the key to progressing,” said the 60-year-old when met at the food aid delivery ceremony at the school recently.

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