THEY WILL ASK thee as to what they should spend on others. Say: "Whatever of your wealth you spend shall [first] be for your parents, and for the near of kin, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer; and whatever good you do, verily, God has full knowledge thereof." - Al-Baqarah (2:215)

Friday, 16 November 2007

The children's exam results...

School holidays are here…

For the past 2 days I’ve been getting calls from a few of my PLWHA clients telling me of their children’s academic performance. I also need to start filling in the necessary forms to arrange for financial assistance for these children for next year’s schooling.

Yah was the first to call. She seems a bit more independent now financially and called me to say that she has bought milk powder for her youngest child. She was concerned that it may be rather troublesome for me to go all the way to her place to send her the usual household needs. At the same time her daughter had been nagging her to call me and tell me about the results of her year-end school exams. In the mid-year exams, both Kak Long and Kak Ngah got second in class. This time around, Kak Long maintained her second position while Kak Ngah… oh well… she was top in class!! Way to go Kak Ngah and Kak Long!! I must think of some sort of motivation for them. What shall I give them ya??

Fuzi’s eldest daughter, Wina, just got her UPSR results yesterday. She got 3A’s and 2B’s; the B’s were for English and Science. With most of the students in her school getting mostly 1 or 2 A’s, Wina was one of the better students. I am happy for her.

Mrs. K too has a daughter who took UPSR this year. The girl managed 2A’s and 3B’s. For someone who had to miss school quite often this year to take care of her younger siblings whenever her father had to be hospitalised, that was quite an achievement. And her teacher told her to fill in the form for application to one of the SMKA boarding schools in Perak. (The minimum qualification for SMKA’s is 2A’s 3B’s) When I heard that, I immediately thought of getting Wina to apply for the same as she wants so much to go to a boarding school, but then I remembered Wina is still having problems with her citizenship status (due to Fuzi’s marriage cert problem). Oh well, maybe she can try later for form 4 intake when Fuzi has settled that problem.

Hana’s 8 year old daughter (the one who had to walk to school) as mentioned in my previous posting, got 2nd in class. I am quite concerned that of late she had been quite reluctant to go to school.

These children seem to be doing quite well in school despite the non-conducive environment they stay in. If only they get the chance, I believe they can perform even better.

So yes, I must be very persistent in getting the necessary financial assistance for the children’s education! Aaargh… am trying to finalize the list of needy children as soon as possible but can’t seem to find enough time to do all the house visits for assessment purposes…

One family at a time Pi… one family at a time…

14 comments:

Akmal said...

Kak Pi,

Tell the kids I said "You did it great. WELL DONE(",)".
Send them my regards too ok?
Good day...

Pi Bani said...

Akmal:
Yeah, the kids did great, didn't they? They really deserve more than just a pat on the back. I bet if they are in a better environment, they'd perform even better kan?

winniethepooh said...

the kids really do themselves and their parents proud by getting such great results. i guess some nice stories books such as harry potter might be a good gift? not too sure..

Pi Bani said...

Winnie:
I was thinking story books too. Looks like I got to start scouting around for suitable books.

Actually I myself haven't read a book for a loooong time. Been reading more blogs instead!!! Aiyo... got to start reading lah...

Jemima said...

Hi Pi,

KUDOS to the kids!!! :D

Can you please email me?
My email is jemima.kameyo@gmail.com
I need to send you the password for my latest post.

Have a great week ahead. :)

nyonyapenang said...

Hi Pi Bani,

Congrats to the kids. They are doing very well indeed.

Pi Bani said...

Jemima:
Password for your post? Hmmm... you're really making me curious now. Thank goodness I'm not a cat... otherwise the curiousity would have killed me! Anyway, yeah, sent you an email.

Pi Bani said...

Nyonyapenang:
Waaah... it's been quite a while since you posted something in your blog. Glad to see you're back.

Anonymous said...

Salam K.Pi,

I agree with the story books. Books can be expensive so I think it's a great treat.

-niasulaiman-

Pi Bani said...

Niasulaiman:
My problem is bila dah sampai bookshop tu nanti I tak tau buku apa nak pilih... but books it will still be because I know all the girls mentioned in my posting love books. And you're right, books can be so expensive. (but then again, what's not nowadays?)

Anonymous said...

Salam,
Congratulation to the achievers.

As for Hana's daughter who is reluctant to go to school, pls walk with her to school during this school holiday.

See whether there are 'things' that might be harassing her along the way.

Talk to her to see whether classmates or even teachers are teasing her.

May be I am asking too much but the girl's safety is my main concern.

BTW, congratulation to your goodself too, Pi Bani.

Regards.

Nani, Cheras

Pi Bani said...

Nani:
I've already talked to Hana's daughter earlier when I found out she was reluctant to go school. It's her classmates who had been teasing her ever since her father passed away. Hana claimed those at school (students & teachers) don't know about the late father's HIV status, but still, I tend to be somewhat suspicious. I am quite sure there are others at her school who had lost their fathers but don't get teased like Hana's daughter. There must be other reasons.

As for walking to school, I don't think I will walk with her to school to find out if there were any harassments.(Nak pergi their house pun susah as they're staying in another town!) With or without harassments, I am arranging for her to get proper transportation to go to school beginning next year. Much safer that way, don't you think?

Nightwing said...

Helo Kak Pi,

Congrat to the children for doing well in their studies.

Have u thought of what books to buy them?

Pi Bani said...

Nightwing:
As a matter of fact, I just came back from Kinta City shopping complex. Thought of going to MPH there but the moment I got to the lobby of the complex, lo and behold... there was a book sale there! Got discount some more! Ended up buying 2 books for the younger girls, 2 books for the older girls and 2 more books for the oldest girl of 'em all! The oldest girl? Myself laa... :)