A total of 21 students in the state Tunas Wawasan is feted by the Ronald McDonald Charity Association of Malaysia (RMHC) in a ceremony here yesterday.
RMHC Officer, Norazizan A. Manaf said, the student is receiving financial support from RMHC run low-income families who demonstrate excellence in academic achievement.
He said, they will be assisted throughout the study starting from level one to end of school to fund school fees, reference books, uniforms and monthly spending money.
"At the ceremony, students are served with breakfast and lunch sponsored by McDonald's franchise owner of the restaurant here, Senang Sensasi Sdn. Bhd.
"In addition to motivational talks from representatives of the State Education Department, Mohd. Tahar Sali, owner of the restaurant, Mohd. Azmi Jusoh also shared experience in operations and management style of a McDonald's restaurant," he said here today.
Norazizan said, since the program launched Tunas Wawasan, RMHC has helped more than 425 students nationwide, including 172 who have graduated high school.
"RMHC would continue to assist deserving students from time to time where students are selected based on criteria set by the association in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and the Education Department of each state," he said.