MALAYSIA - On 14th August 2021, due to growing concerns about the current pandemic, the Board of Governors of St Xavier’s Institution, Penang distributed Sunshine Food Vouchers to our needy students from all 3 SXI Schools namely, St. Xavier’s Institution, SXI Primary and SXI Branch School.
The purpose of this programme was to do a little something for some of our students from low-income families. It was the Board’s Lasallian response to COVID and its impact on the poor.
The programme was held in St. Xavier’s Institution with a very simple reception counter set up following the necessary SOPs of the new norm. 50 well-disciplined, well-time drecipients presented themselves at different times in a staggered manner between 10am-4pm. In that way, a gathering was avoided.
The distribution of the Food Vouchers was spearheaded by Mr. Bala, Chairman of the Student and Staff Welfare Committee, Mr. Victor Tan, Chairman of the Board of Governors, Mr. Goh Hong Peng, New Principal of St. Xavier’s Institution, Mr. Ian Howell, Senior Assistant and Mr. James Koay, School Counsellor.
Touching Hearts, Changing Lives! (Text: Ms. Sharon Lim; Photos: Br. Jason Blaikie FSC)