Educational Excellence for students was the aim of the Intensive Tuition Programme for PSLE Students from financially challenged families.
On Saturday, 28th January 2012, Jamiyah Singapore through the Jamiyah Business School (JBS) achieved its objectives when about 33 PSLE students from various primary schools and madrasahs successfully completed the PSLE preparation programme organized by Jamiyah Singapore with the kind sponsorship of law firm Linklaters Allen & Gledhill.
Project Lend a Hand that took place during a three-month intensive program, is a project open to students from families with low income. Among other things, the program aim to help the poor and needy students improve their grades and achieve better results in Mathematics, Science and English. Students attend the classes free of charge, thanks to the kind donation of Linklaters Allen & Gledhill that believes in the importance of education as a key to success and who are passionate about assisting students to achieve their maximum potential.
Mr Mohd Hosni Abdul Malik, Director of Project Lend-A-Hand, in his speech thanked Linklaters Allen & Gledhill for their generous support and expressed that Jamiyah will continue to strive to produce students who are not only successful in their studies but who are also endowed with good moral values.
This project which started in 2009 with 52 students was a pilot project to assist students who needed a helping hand to score better results in their PSLE Examinations. The students whose family household income is below $2000, had been specially selected by their respective schools to attend classes free of charge. This support allows the children to be tutored and prepared for their Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE). This group of students received their certificate of completion of the programme from the Guest-of-Honour, Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister of State, Ministry of Defence & Ministry of Education and MP for West Coast GRC. In his speech, Mr Lawrence Wong said through this project, Jamiyah has ensured equal opportunities for all students.
The event ended with a presentation of souvenir to the Guest-of-Honour by Dr HM Saleem, Vice-President I of Jamiyah and a presentation of token of appreciation to Ms Norreha Abdul Ghani of Linklaters Allen & Gledhill by Mr Mohd Hosni Abdul Malik, Director of Fund Development, PR & Marketing and Director of the Lend-a-Hand project.