GEORGE TOWN, Apr 29 – Kek Lok Si Temple today announced that the Yayasan Kek Lok Si Need-Based Financial had been started for poor students who needed to apply. Yayasan Kek Lok Si chairman Ven Jit Heng said Yayasan Kek Lok Si (incorporated in 19th February 2016) is a non-profit charitable organization affiliated to Kek Lok Si Temple.
He said this is also the first is to promote the Financial Aid for the Students / Scholarship Fund program on this year which been allocated RM500,000 for needy students. Besides that, he also said that Yayasan Kek Lok Si had been also set up Penang Sheng Nen Welfare Organisation for the Old and Penang Sheng Nen Childcare Association for The Poor.
“So far, in Penang Sheng Nen Welfare Organisation for the Old, we have accommodate 20-30 sixty years old single poor person, While for Penang Sheng Nen Childcare Association for The Poor, we had also accommodate 9 poor families children which providing them stay, food and funds for children to school,” Ven Jit Heng said.
Director of Yayasan Kek Lok Si Wong Teik Aun said that the application of Financial Aid for the Students / Scholarship Fund program had been started for students who needed to apply while the deadline for application to submit will be at 31 May 2016. Interested applicants may download the application for at http://yayasankekloksi.org. Fill in the form with written a 300 word essay and send it by pos to Yayasan Kek Lok Si Temple, 11500, Ayer Itam, Penang, Malaysia.
For more information, applicant may email to [email protected] or contact to 04-8352333 or 04-8352330. Also present were Yayasan Kek Lok Si chairman Ven. Jit Heng, Temple Abbot Ven. Xian Guan, Director of Yayasan Kek Lok Si Wong Teik Aun, and Temple Trustee Datuk Steven Ooi in the press conference here today.