Monday, 4 January 2010

Hindu Sangam and Adun pledge to fight poverty

Malaysia Hindu Sangam, Penang did a survey and found out, single mothers and broken families stop their children from schooling due to high cost, parents cannot work due to illness.

Most of the children do odd jobs to support the family. Providing free education is not enough to encourage parents to educate their children. Education involves a lot of other expenses like books, uniforms, accessories, transportation etc which deter poor parents from sending their children to school.

Malaysia Hindu Sangam distributed about 30 sets of uniforms, stationery, shoes and bags to hardcore poor students around Rifle Range, Penang. Together to hand over the goodies for the poor was Kebun Bunga assemblyman Jason Ong.

He urged those who can afford to donate generously to charitable organization to help the poor.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock

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