KUCHING: SMK St Teresa has received another RM50,000 to purchase furniture and teaching aid for its new school building.
Democratic Action Party’s (DAP) Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii said that the sum was on top of the RM100,000 allocated by his office and the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation during the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration.
“The first phase of the reconstruction project, which includes the administrative building, new classrooms, laboratories, library, offices and meeting rooms, was completed on Feb 10 this year and they have received their Certificate of Practical Completion (CPC).
“However, the school still lacks funds to purchase certain teaching aid, and needs to raise funds from all quarters, including the public, to furnish and equip the new school building,” he said in a Facebook post on Tuesday (Nov 16).
“The school needs new tables, chairs, blackboards, noticeboards, lab equipment, cabinets and others for their new classrooms, science laboratories, library, administrative office, teachers room and meeting rooms.”
Dr Yii said the public, especially alumni of the school, was more than welcome to contribute.
“At the same time, we will also help the school to enquire about the approval for the Occupation Permit (OP) from the local council so that it can be approved as soon as possible.”
St Teresa’s is one of the oldest schools in Kuching. Founded in 1885, the school was named by Reverend Father Jackson MHM after a renowned Carmelite sister.
He arrived in Borneo in 1881 upon the invitation of Rajah Charles Brooke to establish Catholic mission schools in Kuching and Kanowit.