With many parents concerned about the risks of sending their children to school during the Covid-19 pandemic, face mask has become a must when attending classes.
As such, SP Setia Foundation decided to step in and donate 8,500 reusable face mask to three schools in Selangor that were adopted by the foundation under its Setia Caring School Programme.
The three schools which received the face mask under the foundation’s School Hygiene Education Programme were SK Semenyih, SJK (T) Ladang Rinching and SJK (C) Kampung Baru Semenyih.
SK Semenyih headmaster Sahrom Shamsuddin thanked the foundation for their donation, which would go towards ensuring the safety of pupils while at school.
“The foundation had previously donated large quantities of face mask to our school, which allowed us to distribute free mask to all pupils daily, ” he said during the launch of the programme at the school.
He hoped the initiative would put the minds of parents at ease in sending their children to school.
SP Setia Foundation chairman Tan Sri Dr Wan Mohd Zahid Mohd Noordin said the foundation was prompted to come up with a more sustainable solution as it might be a challenge for some families to afford an adequate amount of disposable face mask over an extended period of time.
“This programme was created to emphasise the importance of maintaining good hygiene, especially among children.
“Wearing a face mask is not just to protect us, but it is our responsibility to protect everyone around us in line with the theme of this year’s National Day celebration of being kind to others, ” he said.
He hoped the programme would make frequent hand washing and wearing face mask a positive long-term habit that lasts beyond the pandemic.
Also present were Hulu Langat district education office (PPD) deputy officer of learning sector Zaiazman Mohd Zainud-din, SJK (C) Kampung Baru Semenyih headmistress Lee Dee Huey, SJK (T) Ladang Rinching headmistress Krishnavani Kaniah and various SP Setia Foundation representatives.