Revitalisation of an Old Village School

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Sr Dzulkefly bin Ahmad posing with the students of the school

The 119 students and 19 school staff at SK Tanjung Adang got to enjoy the newly refurbished school facilities just in time before the school term ended. Country Garden Pacificview (CGPV) Sdn Bhd, the developer of Forest City had forked out RM550,000 to revitalise the 100-year old school in Gelang Patah, Johor. Apart from the funding, Forest City’s own in-house project, landscape, design and construction team were also hands on involved in the revitalisation project.

As part of Forest City’s long-term plan to uplift the quality of education, especially in the rural areas, SK Tanjung Adang is the first of 7 schools adopted by Forest City that undergoes the Forest City School Revitalisation Project.

School Principal Noriah Md Jidin said the children are proud of their school, and their enthusiasm to come to school has increased after the revitalisation works were completed. The renovations included repairing the staircases, repainting the façade, refurbishing the mural, common areas, security guardhouse and sports facilities.

Country Garden and Forest City’s Director of Strategy Ng Zhu Hann in his speech said that education and poverty alleviation have always been the hallmarks of Forest City and the Country Garden Group.

Meanwhile, State Housing and Rural Development Committee Chairman Sr Dzulkefly Ahmad who launched the revitalisation of SK Tg Adang, said the state government encourages public-private partnerships, especially CSR programmes that would enhance the lives of the locals.