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Bank Islam Adopts Sekolah Kebangsaan Kantan Permai as Part of PINTAR Programme in Selangor


KAJANG, SELANGOR, Saturday, [25 January 2008]: Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (“Bank Islam”) today officially adopted Sekolah Kebangsaan Kantan Permai, the second school adopted as part of its recently announced initiatives towards realising the PINTAR Programme which involves 12 other schools across the nation for three years.

Kajang State Assemblyman Yang Berhormat Datin Paduka Low Lee Ling officiated the launch of the programme for the state of Selangor. Also present was Bank Islam Corporate Affairs and Business Development General Manager Dato’ Wan Ismail Wan Yusoh.

Yang Berhormat Datin Paduka Low commented that the program has the capacity to foster the pursuit of knowledge amongst the youth who play a vital part in contributing to the success of tomorrow’s human capital development, which is in line with the Government’s objective to build an educated nation as envisioned by the Vision 2020.

Dato’ Wan Ismail said at the launch that to ensure the programme’s successful implementation the Bank has assigned one management member to be the Bank’s Ambassador and mentor to the adopted school.

As many as 178 Year 6 students of Sekolah Kantan Permai will benefit from the series of activities which have been lined up towards their academic improvement in the Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (“UPSR”). The Khazanah Nasional Berhad initiated PINTAR programme however, is expected to impact 8,500 school children from Year One to Year 6 nationwide.

To help achieve the objectives as envisioned by PINTAR, the Bank implements eight types of activities under the programme. These are:

1. Zakat contribution to needy students to uplift their social economic status;

2. Contributions in kind – such as upgrading surau or Islamic education room to provide conducive environment in acquiring Islamic knowledge

3. Excellent Student Awards (cash rewards) to motivate and reward students who excel in the UPSR and standard one to six exams

4. A series of academic activities for core subjects such as Maths and English to help improve level of achievements in these subjects

5. UPSR enhancement programme involving tuition, motivation workshops and mentoring to help students achieve better grades

6. Awareness Campaign – collaborate with the police, fire department, Ministries of Health, etc..to raise awareness on health and safety

7. Outdoor activities – such as summer camps, voluntary work and team building sessions to help develop soft skills and inculcate the caring culture

8. Islamic activity – organize religious lectures, tazkirah and others

The Bank expects to spend more than RM1 million for various activities to promote and achieve the objectives under PINTAR. These are to promote intelligence, nurture talent and advocate responsibility; and ultimately help improve the educational achievements of the children from low income families.

Dato’ Wan added that the Pintar programme will be an additional platform for Bank Islam to enhance students’ awareness and knowledge of Islamic banking.

It is also in line with Bank Islam’s CSR activities which focus primarily on promoting Islamic finance and fostering its development through awareness and knowledge-sharing programmes, improving the socio-economic position of the underprivileged through distribution of Zakat allocations and enhancing relationships with key stakeholders, in particular, employees and institutional customers.

The PINTAR programme is one of the initiatives for Government-linked Companies to achieve value through social responsibility; to help improve the educational achievement of children from low-income families across.

The schools adopted by Bank Islam are:

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1 Penang SK Permatang Buloh, Kepala Batas Permatang Buloh,13220 Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang.
2 Kedah / Perlis SK Hj Hassan Itam Simpang Empat, 06650 Alor Star
3 Perak SK .Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab, Ipoh Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
4 Kelantan SK Seri Aman, Pasir Puteh Jln Jerteh 16800 Pasir Puteh
5 Terengganu SK Beladau Kolam W/P Manir 21200 Kuala Terengganu
6 Pahang SK Sungai Karang, Kuantan Jln Kuantan-Kemaman 26100, Kuantan
7 Johor SK Tmn Cendana, P. Gudang Jln Persiaran Cendana 81700 Pasir Gudang, Johor
8 Melaka SK Cheng, Bdr Melaka KM 9, Jln Tampoi 75250 Melaka
9 N.Sembilan SK King George V, Seremban KM 4, Jln Kuala Pilah, Ampangan 70400 Seremban, N. Sembilan
10 Kuala Lumpur Sek Keb Putrajaya Presint 16(2), Putrajaya Jln P16, Presint 16, 62150 Putrajaya
11 Selangor SK Kantan Permai, Kajang Persiaran TKP, Tmn Kantan Permai 43000 Kajang, Selangor
12 Sabah SK Sembulan, Kota Kinabalu Peti Surat 140, 89458 Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
13 Sarawak SK Matang Jaya, Kuching KM 6, Jln Matang, Kuching
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