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(From left) Kedah Science, Innovation and Information Technology state committee chairman Noorsabrina Mohd Noor, Kulim-Bandar Baharu Umno liaison chief Datuk Osman Ali and Datuk Izham Yusoff giving uniforms to the schoolchildren. Pic by Azahar Hashim

ALOR STAR: BINA Darulaman Bhd brought cheer to 364 primary and secondary students by sponsoring school uniforms recently.

Each student received a pair of uniform, shoes, socks, bag, stationery sets and book vouchers.

Bina Darulaman managing director Datuk Izham Yusoff said the aid was part of its initiative to give back to society, under its Back to School programme.

Izham said the programme was also aimed at lessening the inancial burden of the parents who were affected by the recent landspout and flood.

“The children were excited with their new uniforms and we hope this will motivate them to excel in the new school term,” he said, after presenting the aid to 16 students in Kampung Sungai Baru.

On Oct 31, some 72 houses in Mergong and Gunung Keriang here were damaged when a 30kph landspout unleashed its fury.

Other affected areas were Kampung Mergong Hilir, Kampung Batin, Taman Inang, Taman Mergong Jaya and Kampung Sungai Baru.

Recipient Siti Nor Maisarah Fauzi, 12, said she was grateful for the gift and was looking forward to the new school term.

“I am very thankful for the aid,” she said, adding that most of her school items were destroyed in the landspout.

Her mother, Rohana Jusoh, 38, said the aid would ease her financial burden as she has four school-going children.

“The help is timely. My children are looking forward to wearing the new uniforms,” said Rohana who works as a nurse.

Izham said another 350 students in Kulim would also receive the school necessities.