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Rosmah Launches Pocket Money Programme For Poor Students | 20/08/2010
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SHAH ALAM, Aug 20 2010 (Bernama) -- Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, the wife of the prime minister, on Friday launched a programme which gives pocket money to poor but smart school children.

The social development programme, dubbed Program Dana Wang Saku (Pocket Money Fund Programme), was set up by the Federation of Peninsular Malaysia Malay Students (GMPS).

Secondary students will be given RM50 a month and primary pupils RM30 from the fund, grown with contributions from government agencies and private companies.

Rosmah praised the programme, saying it was a novel effort to develop the country's human capital through guidance and assistance.

"Poor pupils and students who are good in studies are an important asset who will be the country's future leaders," she said when launching the programme at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) here.

Also present were deputy ministers in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Ahmad Maslan and Senator Datuk Dr Mashitah Ibrahim, UiTM Vice-Chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar and GPMS president Jais Abdul Karim.

Rosmah, who is president of the Welfare Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Minister (Bakti), suggested that GPMS include more teachers under 35 years of age to spur its educational development activities to all levels of society.

At the event, Rosmah was declared by GPMS as "Ibu Pendidikan Negara" (Mother of National Education) for her role in assisting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in the field of education, including early education for children under the Permata Negara programme.

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