The Hiichikok Foundation, the charity arm for the HCK Capital Group, will be organising free tuition for underprivileged students in Sungai Buloh starting this month. Called “Bridge to Literacy”, the project involves students from SEGi University’s Faculty of Education giving extra Malay and English lessons to students from SJK (T) Saraswathy in Sungai Buloh.
Thirty students each from Standard Five and Standard Six from the school will be coached in the two language subjects every Saturday. Each session will last six hours and they will be taught by six of the Faculty’s students. This is to enhance the students’ command of the languages and help them cope with the transition from primary to secondary school. Their progress will be tracked over three years, leading up to the PT3 examinations.
SJK (T) Saraswathy is located near SEGi University in Kota Damansara. Most of the students in the school come from poor families, who need a leg-up in their studies. The area surrounding the school used to be rubber plantations before they made way for commercial and residential projects, resulting in many rubber-tappers there jobless or doing odd-jobs.
The Hiichiikok Foundation is funding the “Bridge to Literacy” project by sponsoring allowances to the tutors. Besides this, it also runs the Hiichiikok Foundation Home for Children Care, an orphanage, in Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur.