Datuk Dr Paul Chan and Mr Mahaganapathy Dass with some of the scholarship recipients at the CMD Lounge of Wisma ELM.
As part of its corporate social responsibility initiative, HELP gave 20 scholarships to students in the Indian community to pursue degree courses in institutions in the HELP Education Group, including Business, Early Childhood Education and TESL.
At a ceremony to present the scholarship certificates, Datuk Dr Paul Chan, President and Vice-Chancellor of HELP University said:
“At HELP, we are always mindful of our commitment to the betterment of society by providing educational opportunities. These scholarships can help to nurture future leaders in the MIC, members of the judiciary and NGOs, and produce thinkers and even fighters for justice.”
In response, Mr Mahaganapathy Dass, Chairman of the National MIC Youth’s Higher Education Bureau, hoped the collaboration with HELP would continue for the benefit of the Indian community.
“By providing these scholarships, HELP is uplifting the Indian students by providing them with university level educational opportunities. Poverty is multi-dimensional and more so urban poverty, where Indians are unable to access tertiary level education,” he said.
The HELP-MIC scholarship scheme set up in 2012 has so far given scholarships worth RM 1.1 million to Indian students to pursue programs at HELP University, HELP Academy and HELP CAT.
For more info on HELP scholarships, log on to http://www.help.edu.my/admission/scholarships-financial-aid.html