|"Bulih Bah Kalau Kau" - Jom terbang!|
|A very long bridge that assist you to cross over the river to SK Malinsau in Ranau|
After been there, I realised that I am a very lucky person that have parents to fetch me to school without needs to waking up early in the morning and walk a few kilometers everyday to school. It was really hard to go to school for the kids in SK Malinsau although they have a hostel which is already very packed.
I was there to document the journey and I am glad that Astro Kasih has did a great job in providing the student a better environment for their study life. Let's have a look at their old hostel at SK Malinsau.
|This old hostel was packed with more than 50 students in one room.|
|The sharing toilet right beside the hostel|
Above was their current toilet and shower facilities right beside the hostel. When I was there, the new and toilet which is still under construction looks much better and I believe students won't need to queue for their turn in future.
|Azlan and Akmal being interviewed regarding their current school situation|
Astro Kasih Hostel at SK Malinsau, Ranau, Sabah
Azlan usually leave for school as early as 4am on foot. Yeah, he walked to school every morning with friends in the dark. Remember last time, I will still sleeping soundly on my bed at 4am and only need to wake up and go to school only at 6.30am. My parents will fetch me to school some more! How blessed I am!!
|Parents being interviewed regarding SK Malinsau previous hostel condition|
Their parents do worried about the safety of their children as they walked in the dark and who knows they might bump into dangerous beast along the way. *imagine tiger/crocodile came out to attack the students*
|Astro Kasih Volunteers preparing their lunch during the break time|
|A view of the male hostel. New bed frame and spacious room to accommodate more students|
|Three new buildings include two hostel (for boys and girls) and a multi-purpose hall @ SK Malinsau Ranau.|
|Md. Shafiq @ Juhilin Majin (Penolong Kanan 1), Mohd Suzailie (Setiausaha Peperiksaan Sekolah) and Galbert Guntas Luntuken (Ketua Warden Sekolah) at at new hostel building in SK Malinsau.|
|Bird-view of the new buildings for SK Malinsau in Ranau, Sabah.|
This Astro Kasih hostel project was initiated and in 2011, the first Astro Kasih hostel was built at SK Magandai, Kota Marudu, Sabah, another one was built the following year at SK Sungai Paku, Kapit, Sarawak. SK Malinsau, the third Astro Kasih Hostel is now completed at the end of last year.
The other two schools where Astro Kasih hostels were built also recorded a marked improvement in student performance. SK Magandai is ranked top among 33 primary schools in the Kota Marudu district. For the first time, it recorded a 100% pass rate in Maths and English last year.
|Astro Kasih Volunteers building the vegetable farms in school compound|
|Astro Kasih volunteers helping out in building the chicken barn as part of the Astro Kasih Eco Village|
|All I can say is all these are not easy job|
|Azlan and Akmal right in front of their new hostel at SK Malinsau, Ranau.|
I feel grateful that I was born in a place where education is far way easier than students in SK Malinsau. I am glad that Astro Kasih has these CSR project in helping the students in rural area too. Hopefully I will able to contribute more to the society and you guys who reading this post. It is you who makes me continue going =) Thanks!!
To find out more about Astro’s CSR initiatives check out the FB page: www.facebook.com/astrokasihmalaysia
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