JOHOR BAHRU: Recipients of Eco World Foundation's contribution of desks and chairs have been advised to use the facilities, as well as those already available at the schools, properly without intentionally damaging them.
Foundation chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said pupils and students must refrain from vandalising and realise that facilities such as these are important in the efforts to create a conducive learning environment.
He said if use properly, the facilities would last a long time and can be used by future students.
"We have received information that incidents of vandalism, including damaging desks and chairs, are frequent. This should not have happen and students need to learn to appreciate the facilities that are provided," said Lee.
He said this in his speech at an event to present desks and chairs to SJKC Foon Yew 4 here.
He said in the last four years, Eco World has spent RM460,000 to provide facilities to schools, including desks, chairs, various equipment and even built a school canteen.
Every year, the foundation spends about RM5 million to sponsor 3,000 less fortunate students from 135 schools nationwide.
"The aids come in the form of sponsorship of schools fees, computer classes and other aids. We also sponsor students who further their studies to universities. From the 55 university students that we sponsored, 18 have graduated," said Lee.
He said knowledge is an investment for the future and could change and help one's life and it is the motivation for the foundation to focus on providing facilities and school equipment.
"Today, the foundation is contributing 120 sets of desks and chairs worth RM15,000 to the administration of SJKC Foon Yew 4.
"We have received an application that the school needs additional desks and chairs for the students. Hopefully, this would be a boost for the school to excel and encourage the students to study hard," said Lee.