23rd September, 2012
KOTA KINABALU: There’s nothing to describe the happiness of a family after a private company in Peninsular Malaysia agreed to fully sponsor the overseas education of the child of one of its members in Sabah.
Worldwide Far East Bhd (WFEB) Malaysia chairman Dato’ Dr Noor Ismahanum Mohd Ismail said Nur Syuhaidah Mahfuzah Saidil is the first student the company is sponsoring and WFEB will be sponsoring Nur Syuhaidah’s education during her entire study duration of six years at Universiti Mansoura in Egypt in the field of medicine.
“Nur Syuhaidah is the first student that WFEB is sponsoring. And we are open to sponsoring more children of our members who excel in their studies to pursue their education either domestically or abroad,” she said.
Dr Noor Ismahanum said that the sponsorship contribution is to encourage other students to excel in their education.
“I personally want to congratulate Nur Syuhaidah for being able to pursue her studies abroad. And my hope is that her success would be an example and inspiration for other members of WFEB to encourage their own children to excel,” she said.
“For the media’s information, WFEB had just handed over dividend cheques to its members on September 8 and the company has set aside RM300 million for payments of these dividends for members who have officially registered with us,” Nur Syuhaidah said.
Yesterday, a memorandum and cheque presentation was held here in the presence of more than 30 members including the family of Nur Syuhaidah.
Nur Syuhaidah’s parents who are members of WFEB were overjoyed with the sponsorship.
“We are very thankful to Dr Noor Ismahanum and WFEB for looking after the welfare of company members as well as the education of their children where Nur Syuhaidah can now pursue her studies in Egypt,” said the student’s father, Saidil.
As for Nur Syuhaidah, she said that such opportunity should be taken advantage of fully not only by her but by any students who is offered such assistance.
“I hope that as a pioneer of such programme, I could provide motivation and inspiration to other students to continue to excel,” she said.
WFEB is involved in the construction, manufacturing and commercial sectors as well as acting as an international consultant for Indonesia.
Dr Noor Ismahanum also said that on March 2013, WFEB would be sending 200 of its members for Umrah and another 100 to Beijing.