The Foundation was incorporated on 30 October 2004 as a charitable organisation with the objective of providing financial assistance for educational purposes for the poor Malaysian, irrespective of race, religion or creed. Its Founders are Dato’ Seri Kalimullah bin Masheerul Hassan, Mr Lim Kian Onn and Dato' David Chua Ming Huat who collectively donated a total of RM63 million to the Foundation.
The Board of Trustees comprises Tan Sri Dato’ Azman bin Hashim (Chairman), Dato’ Seri Kalimullah bin Hassan, Mr Lim Kian Onn, Dato' David Chua Ming Huat, Tan Sri Dato’ Sak Cheng Lum, Dato’ Mohd Ali bin Abd Samad and Mr. Lim Beng Choon.
The Founders believe that education would be the means to break the poverty cycle and to uplift the quality of life and standard of living of Malaysians to achieve developed nation status. The major activities undertaken by the Foundation are:
provision of financial assistance in the form of monetary donations or purchase of teaching and education aids (e.g. reading materials, computers etc) to be distributed to the poor and underprivileged primary and secondary school students;
grant of scholarships or study loans for local tertiary students who face financial difficulties;
sponsorship of skills training programmes for non-academically inclined students.
sponsorship of leadership and motivational programmes for underprivileged students; and
promotion of the education of arts and culture programme; and
building or refurbishment of educational facilities, such as school halls, resource centres, libraries etc.
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