Monday, 19 May 2014

Blast from the Past: Relaunching of MAKNA Coin Collection Campaign

Timeline: Marc2011

MAKNA with the cooperation of Ministry of Education (MOE) and support from Bank Negara Malaysia (BNMlaunched Coin Collection Campaign 2011 at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (Perempuan) Pudu, Kuala Lumpur in early March 2011.

Targeted for mass coin collection with the support of primary and secondary schools nationwide, the campaign was officially launched by Deputy Minister of Education I, YB Dato’ Dr. Wee Ka Siong.  Coin Collection Campaign 2011 is a resumption of MAKNA’s One and Five Sen Campaign which was started in 2003, a project also supported by primary and secondary schools in Malaysia.

Dato’ Dr. Wee in the speech said that since the Coin Collection Campaign started in 2003, students, their parents and teachers have been able to collect hundreds of thousands of ringgit for the project.“This is a resounding success on their part and it directly reflects their high level of civic-mindedness and caring nature to serve, support and help those who are unfortunate.”

In his speech, MAKNA President, Dato’ Mohd Farid Ariffin said, “From the information we received for the previous campaigns, the school children’s parents provided the strongest support and encouragement to their children to participate in this campaign. Many of them realised the activity can create a difference in the lives of cancer patients seeking MAKNA’s help.”

The event also aimed to educate and also create awareness about the dangers of cancer and encouraging a healthy lifestyle among the school students.

Fast forward to present day (2014) - the coin collection campaign is still very much alive with schools everywhere working closely with MAKNA to raise funds for poor cancer patients throughout Malaysia. We laud and thank the efforts of these schools which have been supporting this campaign for years and continue to do so because they are of the belief every bit counts. With collective effort, the campaign can actually become another reliable source of funds to meet the assistance needed by poor cancer patients.

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