SEGAMAT: Several students from the B40 group here, received new smartphones to facilitate their home-based teaching and learning (PdPR) from Pertubuhan Kebajikan Jiwa Prihatian (PKJP).
PKJP chairman Datuk Tan Lek Khang said the donation was in collaboration with the Parent-Teacher Association (PIBG) and school administration to assist 250 students from B40 families to continue their lessons at home.
“Yesterday, we were able to donate smartphones to 10 more students identified by the PIBG, who needed the device to resume their studies.
“With the PIBG’s assistance, we were able to identify students who really need help obtaining the device.
“There are students who had to share devices with their siblings causing some to miss classes due to conflicting timetables,” he said.
A mother, M Henmolie, 32, said her two children in Standards Three and Six had to take turns sharing her phone for their lessons.
“My husband works at a factory located far from home while I work at Chaah, so I used to leave my phone for my children to attend classes.
“However, their lessons often overlapped and most of the time one of my children have to give in to the other. I am grateful for the help from PKJP,” she said.
Sharing the appreciation is another recipient’s father, Sami Dass, 43, who is a person with disabilities.
He said the phone would benefit his children to finally attend online classes as the family had no extra devices for them.
“In the family, I am the only one who owns a smartphone and I need it for work, so my children had to miss classes and I could not afford to buy an additional phone for them.
“I am so glad my children finally have the opportunity to attend their lessons with the new gadget,” he said.- NST