In 2005, the Government allocated 64.84 million for Tamil schools; on top of that another 100 million was given to aid the schools. In 2008, another RM 100 million was allocated and recently announced this year in 2011, we have another RM 100 million allocated for Tamil schools. This three alone, which was announced, totals up to around RM 300 million.
Please take note I’m only talking about allocation for 3 years. You do the maths, how did our children’s and schools end up in such a pitiful condition although hundreds of millions are being allocated for this schools each year? Why do our children’s need to study in such a deprived condition when millions are being ‘allocated’ for their needs? Why are there so many organizations out there helping out these poor kids when they were supposed to be receiving funds from the Government?
I’ve visited many Tamil schools in the past, and not even one looks like it’s been receiving millions. So, where goes all the millions? Where were the accounts? How is it possible that most of the schools I’ve visited are complaining that they don’t have enough funds or allocation?
It’s like this.
There is this huge river, in between the Government and Tamil schools. When the Government allocates funds for schools, the money is transferred to the schools; unfortunately the money has to go through this river. Huge crocodiles and piranhas occupy this river, and when the money travels, each of them take a bite. The surviving money which is so little, finally reaches the schools. Each year, the crocodiles mate and produce more offspring’s, thus more and more money is needed to satisfy their hunger.
I will talk about this crocodiles another day.
Together with my friends, we did a pre-Deepavali charity in a Tamil school located deep inside Ijok ,Kuala Selangor. The name of the school is SJKT Bukit Ijok, and Kumaran, Rajan, Kumba, Ganesh together with Bro Vasu all chipped in their money and ran a quick donation drive to collect some money. From Sai Fund, we allocated an extra RM 350 to buy foods and some books for the children’s.
The school was in a very poor condition, with hardly anything new to encourage the kids. I don’t see how can a student study in such a harsh environment, and obviously this is not new, most of the Tamil schools I’ve seen had been in a similar condition thanks to the crocodiles.
All the students were taken to Rawang town one day before the event, to choose their uniforms. A total of 12 students were given full set uniform with shoes and socks, together with a school bag. They also bought track pants for their sport activities. On Friday, we reached the school around 12 pm, and started giving food for the kids which was KFC. Obviously the kids loved it, most of this kids are from very poor background and living in some estates nearby.
Since the school lack sports equipments, we bought a carom board for the children’s, together with some badminton rackets. These cute kids also received a box of firecrackers, Deepavali mini-sweet hampers, tons of books for their education next year, a complete set of stationery together with gums and scissors, and also Bro Vasu personally handed over an ang-pow of RM10 to each of the students!
The kids were so happy , and enjoyed the event. We proceeded to interact and played some carom game with the kids , who were so excited to challenge us. It was the headmistress birthday that day, so there was a quick celebration followed by some token of appreciation from the school to us.
All the kids were elated beyond words, and the teachers could not thank us enough for travelling deep inside the estate just to see these poor kids.
We left the school and proceeded to Kapar, where Bro Vasu brought us to a new location serving some exotic foods, with fresh ‘kalle‘.
Another 2 days and it will be Deepavali. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you; my readers, my friends and family, my brothers and sisters, donaters for supporting my cause and my blog all this while, and hopefully I can do bigger things in future with all of you in.
Feed many, deny none.
HAPPY DEEPAVALI TO ALL OF YOU! May you be blessed with abundance of joy ,health and wealth this upcoming year!