MyKasih 'Love My School' programme launch for the Bateq Orang Asli students
Travelling to school daily by boat, the semi-nomadic Bateq Orang Asli are participants of an initiative called 'Chup Badui Sikulah', which means ‘let's go to school’ in Bateq language. The initiative aims to encourage the Bateq Orang Asli children to attend school.So far, MyKasih 'Love My School' programme has succeeded to enrol 43 Bateq children into SK Kuala Tahan. As beneficiaries of the programme, they will receive a monthly allowance of RM60 each via their smartcard to spend on daily meals and learning necessities in school. Additionally, 29 Semaq Beri Orang Asli students studying in the same school will also receive the bursary.The Deputy Director-General of Education Malaysia, Shaari bin Osman, was present to launch the ‘Chup Badui Sikulah’ initiative and the ‘Love My School’ programme that day of 28 January 2019.