Tuesday, May 22, 2012
In its dedication to uplift the disadvantaged youth in our community, PKAM has embarked on a bold and pioneer project to create a school for high-achieving but financially or otherwise challenged students. The students who benefit from the Academy’s full room, board and education scholarship are from Tamil schools. Students for SVA enrollment are selected based on their performance in the nation-wide UPSR (Malaysian Primary School Assessments) examinations or an equivalent assessment. SVA’s principal goal is to help such students maintain their academic excellence and help them achieve their professional dreams.
The objective of this programme is to provide safe environments and support for students who have performed well in their UPSR exams to thrive and grow during their secondary school years. PKAM sponsors students to attend tuition classes over the weekends at Sri Setia Institute in Seremban and also provides some students with home tuition. This is to enable them to maintain their academic excellence during the formative years of their lives.
One of the biggest problem faced by the poor students living in the Mantin vicinity is difficulty in obtaining transport to their school SJK(T) Ladang Lenggeng, Negeri Sembilan. PKAM makes a monthly contribution of RM600 to facilitate transport for these students in a safe and cost effective way. The financial aid is given to the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) which oversees this effort. The students are now able to rely on getting to school on time and returning home safely.
A total of 204 Deepavali hampers were distributed to families and 142 mini hampers were distributed to students. The recipients of this joyous welfare programme included the families under PKAM's Food-Aid Programme, and also families receiving Food Aid from the following societies; Persatauan Kebajikan Vivekananda Margam Selangor, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Vallalar Narpani Mandram PJ and Pertubuhan Kebajikan Vallalar, Hutan Melintang, Perak. Mini hampers were given to students from SJK(T) Ladang Lenggeng and SMK Dato Klana Lenggeng located in Negeri Sembilan and also SJK(T) Ladang Highland, Klang. In 2011 PKAM also sponsored the food for female Indian inmates of Kajang Prison as part of this effort to spread the cheer of Deepavali to all.
Food Aid Programme
Special Milk Aid Programme