Championing education among the younger generation to build the nation has always been the focus of Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) under its social corporate responsibility (SCR).
TNB senior general manager (Asset Development Department Transmission Division) Datuk Husaini Husin said under its 'Program Ceria ke Sekolah', pupils, aged between 7 and 12 of various backgrounds and ethnicity, received aid from TNB.
TNB was on the ground to distribute aid for pupils in Pahang.
"Prior to coming to Kampung Janda Baik, we went to Kuala Lipis, Cameron Highlands, Kuala Krau, Jerantut, Bentong, Rompin and Pekan," he said, after presenting aid to 106 students of SK Janda Baik.
He hoped that the aid would be put to good use by the pupils and school community.
"The pupils are future leaders of our nation. It is crucial to nurture them well," he said.
Husaini hoped that with the aid, it would give parents a peace of mind on the additional cost for school necessities, such as stationery and uniforms.
He expressed his gratitude to the state government, Bentong District Office, Bentong Land Office,Bentong Forestry Department and the school for their support in building a closer rapport with the locals for its SCR programme.
Meanwhile, Bentong district officer Datuk Azhar Arshad said he hoped the children would focus on their studies.
"The alumni of this school grew up to become professionals in their respective fields. I hope the younger generation would be inspired by their success,"he said.
He praised TNB's efforts in building the nation through education and called for all parties to work together for the children's development.
"On top of the care shown by the corporate sector, parents also need to play an active role to support the school community through various ways, including participating in the Parent-Teacher Association."
Azhar said pupils of SK Janda Baik were blessed to be surrounded by nature, adding that the village was also a well-known tourist area to experience greenery and cool weather.
Kampung Janda Baik head Zahari Arop said there were about 3,200 residents in the village.
He said TNB had a good relationship with the locals and the programme for pupils was one of the ways to further strengthen their ties.
Present at the event were TNB Pahang general manager (customer service) Datuk Sharuddin Mohd Simin, Bentong Education officer Misnan Mohd Damin and Bentong Forestry Department officer Shairani Mamat.
During the half-day programme on Feb 14, TNB gave out RM3,000 each to SK Janda Baik Parent-Teacher Association, and tahfiz schools, including Akademi An-Noer, Darul Tahfiz Jami'ah Abdullah bin Mas'ood, Maahad Tahfiz Al-Quran Hidayah, Yayasan Al Abrar and Madrasah Tahfiz Al-Quran.