The Penang Welfare Association for Mentally Retarded Children received the key to its new school branch building along with its land in Bayan Lepas from the Penang State Government on Feb 8, 2020.
A Key Handover Ceremony was officiated by Penang Chief Minister, Yang Amat Berhormat Tuan Chow Kon Yeow, graciously witnessed by Yang Berhormat Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Finance Minister of Malaysia. Also present were Tan Sri Datuk Alex Ooi and Puan Sri Datuk Joanne Phor, Group Executive Chairman and Group Executive Director of Ideal Property Group.
The school which has been proposed to be named “Sekolah Suria” is targeted to commence operation by mid-year of 2020.
The 1.37 acre school land located at Bayan Lepas, was contributed by Penang State Government back in 2013. The school land has now sits the new school building worth a value of RM10mil. The school building which commenced construction in April 2018 was completed within 2 years by Ideal Property Group as part of its corporate social responsibility effort.
The new two-storey building houses 20 spacious rooms to cater for different needs of the school which among include multipurpose hall, classroom, meeting room, music room, exercise room, snoezelen room, utility room, recycling centre and a garden among others. It will be able to accommodate 180 students compared to the main school in Jalan Datuk Keramat which at the moment reach maximum capacity of 85 students.
To add to the merriment, Ideal Property Group contributed RM100,000/- to the new school during the Handover Ceremony, being one of the effort under its “I Love Edu” programme. Through the programme, Ideal Property Group has assisted many schools in need of upgrading to upgrade their basic facilities for the benefits of respective schools. Ideal Property Group has also successfully contributed lands as well as constructing respective school branch for schools that in need of expansion. Schools that benefited from this programm includes SMJK Sacred Heart, SJK(C) Kwang Hwa, Straits International School, Sekolah Agama Al-Itqan, SMJKC Heng Ee Bayan Baru. In the pipeline are SJKC Chung Shan, SJKC Shih Chung and SJKC Heng Ee Bayan Baru.
Ideal understands the importance of education to cultivate talents. With this guide in mind, Ideal Property Group will strive to continue its contribution to the education in Penang.