• The event saw a total of 120 B40 students who are preparing for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination who come come from various Sabah high schools, including SMK Petagas, SMK Bahang, SMK Tansau, SMK Kinarut, and SMK Likas. To improve the students’ chances of passing the SPM, the workshop specifically targeted B40 students falling under the "HARAPAN LULUS" category.

KOTA KINABALU (Dec 4): The S P Setia Foundation recently organised the "Sincerely, Setia Tuition Mission in Sabah: Pecutan Akhir SPM" week-long (Nov 27 to Dec 1) workshop for underprivileged students at Space 8, Setia Aeropod.

The Sabah State Education Department has also been supporting this programme, which aligns “with the foundation's third Trust Object, aiming to bridge the educational gap among disadvantaged students and inspire them to strive for a better future”, stated S P Setia in a media release.

The event saw a total of 120 B40 students who are preparing for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination who come come from various Sabah high schools, including SMK Petagas, SMK Bahang, SMK Tansau, SMK Kinarut, and SMK Likas.

To improve the students’ chances of passing the SPM, the workshop specifically targeted B40 students falling under the "HARAPAN LULUS" category.

The students received guidance from a team of expert teachers known as "Guru Cemerlang", who focused on core subjects such as Malay, English, Mathematics, and History. The workshop included intensive tuition and valuable tips and hacks, as well as motivational talks.

Parents were also invited to join the motivational talk with their children to gain insights into various career paths.

Several Setia Corporate Volunteers also shared their life stories and working experiences at Setia in the "Inspirasi Pagi" sessions held each morning.

Puan Hajah Nurani Fauziah Derin, deputy director (Learning Sector) of the Sabah Education Department, expressed gratitude for the collaboration between corporate sectors and government agencies in positively impacting the lives of needy students. She commended the S P Setia Foundation, TeamSetia from Setia Aeropod, and all parties involved in making this noble initiative a significant success.

Meanwhile, Datuk Yuslina Mohd Yunus, management committee of S P Setia Foundation and senior executive vice president of S P Setia Bhd, reaffirmed the foundation's commitment to social responsibility. She emphasised that education is the cornerstone for building a better future and thanked the "Guru Cemerlang" for their dedication in guiding the students. With only 60 days left until the SPM examination, she expressed confidence that the workshop equipped the students to reach their goals and aspirations.

Adelene Wong, management committee of S P Setia Foundation and head of Group Branding & Communications for S P Setia, shared that the foundation had previously organised the Tuition Mission programme in collaboration with Pertubuhan Urus Peduli Asnaf KL & Selangor (PUSPA) in the Klang Valley with zakat funds from Perumahan Kinrara Bhd, a subsidiary of S P Setia. She expressed their pleasure in expanding their reach to B40 students in Sabah and their aspiration to host more transformative programmes in Sabah soon.

Sha'ari Hanapi, general manager of Setia Aeropod, Sabah, officiated the workshop.

The foundation also presented tokens of appreciation to Puan Hajah Nurani, the five participating schools’ principals, teachers, chaperons, students, parents and three education district officers.

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