Saturday, April 07, 2007

Calling All Keat Hwa Alumni

This is a call for fellow Keat-Hwa Alumnis - Keat Hwa needs some help. I came across the news in Tian Poh's blog, via this blog. I quote from Tian Poh:

敬爱的马来西亚吉打州吉华囯民型中学校友,

你可能是校友,可能不是。但不重要,不是校友也可以读下去。你可能认识我,可能不。但不重要,重要是有一间叫吉华的国民型中学需要你的帮忙。

以前的吉华坐落在四周都是稻田的土地上,那种情景可以用angin bertiup sepoi-sepoi bahasa来比喻(这样子写karangan已经拿到印象分了),禾风阵阵,好怀念。比较起周围的地形,校园的地形明显是比较高。所以一般的下雨不会造成水淹校园的情况。但是近年的米都发展蓬勃,吉华四周的田地已经被雨後春笋般的住宅区取代了,这间接或直接(不是马接)的导致水流不通,一雨成灾。这是问题其一。我想如果我还是学生,我的脚常要穿著被弄溼的校鞋,那种滋味肯定够苦。

问题其二是校园交通异常拥挤。随著学生人数的增加,载送学生上下课的学巴及家长车辆越来越多。每天上午班放学前(也就是下午班陆陆续续到来学校之时),学校前面地“椰林小道”还有礼堂前面仅有的一块“周会小地” 都堆满著这些车子及学巴,当然还有下车的学生们。其实,驾驶技术不太好地话,也还真难把车驾到裏面去,然後U-TURN 出来。这种情况是可以威胁学生安全的。我有深刻的体会因爲我每个月都会有一两次到学校载小妹回家。第一次看到那个拥挤的情况时,我是目瞪口呆。

校方希望尽速解决这两个问题。所以近日董事会发起了广招赞助人一事(经已发了几次新闻稿),希望在六月尾之前能招到至少1000名赞助人,每名赞助人的赞助额为至少RM1000,多多益善。这些筹到的钱将会作爲他日购买校园外右手边的一片田地来扩建校园以解决这两大问题之用。详情请参閲下面的通告。





1000个赞助人说多不多,说少又好像不少。不过若果每个人都认爲别人才有能力出钱(还是出力),那麽到底谁能站出来出钱出力呢?而且,其实那片地的市价为叁百五十万,1000个1000块也不过一百万,前方显然还有一段路。

如果不能以个人名誉捐赠,大家可以用团体名誉捐赠。比如1995年5a3班。应该也是可以。聚少成多,衆志成城,只要大夥儿热烈响应,我相信叁百五十万也应该没问题。

如果你或你的团体有意思成爲赞助人,可以跟我拿表格(还是到学校或校友会拿表格),自己填妥后把支票及表格交给校方。你可以联络04-7722053(学校电话)了解更多详情。校友会的电话是04-7331410。

前人种树,後人遮荫。我们曾经在前人种过的树下遮荫,现在应该也轮到我们为“後人”种种树了。

谢谢大家。

P/S: 不是校友当然也可以成爲赞助人。。。
For a slightly related English translation, do read it here. I am looking at donating some money, so I will contact my parents and see what I could do about it. For those who are in Malaysia now, do join your force and grab the golden chance to repay our alma mater!

6 comments:

StanleyYP said...

during our graduation in Keat Hwa, the alumni suggested purchasing the land for Keat Hwa.

How come I have seen houses erected next to the school? it's like, higher than our school blocks. quite pathetic.....

4seasonspring said...

Mr Chow summoned up upper six students 2 weeks ago regarding this matter....my class is collecting our own fund(each of us donate min of RM10) to help the skul beside searching sponsor frm outside......there will also be a fund-raising dinner around these coming 2 weeks(paiseh,4get the exact date edi..XD)

youngyew said...

YP: Eerm, power of economy?

4seasonspring: Eerm, it's quite disheartening to see our school going through the fundraising process year after year. :(

Anonymous said...

power of politics i would think so.

4seasonspring said...

youngyew:hey, guess wat....our class manage to collect RM1000...^^

yeah, this has been the 2nd fundraising project aft I spend....not even one year in Keat Hwa....

but to be honest......the houses and shops erected next to the school are simply..."da sha feng jing"....quite an eyesore

youngyew said...

Anonymous: Guess so too. :(

4seasonspring: Wow bravo! Yeah twenty years from now, Keat Hwa might be only a few buildings tuck deep inside concrete jungles. Yuck!