On 1st January 2021, GCB Cocoa donated RM 73,000 to Muar Chong Associated Chinese Schools located in Muar, Johor, to support needy students. The fund will help to support the school’s 2021 Adoption Fund.
With the COVID-19 pandemic and Movement Control Order (MCO) implemented by the Malaysian government, Chong Hwa High School has been under tremendous financial pressure. Aside from having to pay the full salaries of teachers and staff, the Board of Governors has had to provide over RM 100,000 in special MCO assistance to more than 100 students who are unable to afford school fees due to the pandemic. As an independent school without the support of government subsidies and with most fundraising efforts postponed or cancelled, the maintenance and development of the school relies heavily on the support of the public and organizations.
We hope that our contribution will be able to support the students and staff at Chong Hwa High School to tide through the COVID-19 pandemic. We wish all staff and students a safe and healthy 2021 and we look forward to a close partnership in the year ahead.