Wednesday July 25, 2012
Covered walkway needed to shelter students from rain
By JASTIN AHMAD TARMIZI
SJK (C) Salak Selatan in Kampung Baru Salak Selatan is requesting for funds from the Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Ministry to build a covered walkway as shelter for their students.
Kampung Baru Salak Selatan JKPP chairman Cheng Kow said most other schools had a waiting area or covered walkway that sheltered students from the rain while they wait for their parents.
However, the school, which has 1,045 students, does not have any shelter outside the school compound since it was built.
“We hope funds would be made available to the school to build the shelter so that the pupils can benefit,” he said.
Special officer to Seputeh Barisan Nasional chairman, Nicole Wong said she would write a letter of recommendation to Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin to request for special funds for the school.
“We hope that we can get the funds so that the students do not have to wait under the sun or the rain while waiting for their parents,” she said after presenting a mock cheque to the school for 100 dictionaries.
Meanwhile, Wong said she would also try to find ways to gather the funds from relevant ministries for tables and chairs needed for the school’s new RM3.8mil building complex which is expected to be completed in October.
The four-storey building was planned in 2009 when the school gathered funds from donations to construct the new building.
The building, once ready will house the afternoon session pupils. The school then will only have morning session.
“Currently, the school needs 50 sets of tables and chairs each classroom in the new building. They have yet to fill 10 classrooms. We will try to help them to get allocation from relevant ministries for this,” she said.
Wong added that she would also help convey the school’s request for Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) to move their power station which was located adjacent to the school front gate.
“The power station is quite dangerous as the students might not be aware of the danger of playing near it. I do not see why the station cannot be moved. I will ask TNB to respond to their request,” she said.