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About SMK St Teresa

SMK St Teresa is an all-girls secondary school in Kuching, the capital of the East Malaysian state, Sarawak. It is a mission school partially owned by the government founded in 1885.

The school experienced a fire incident in 2016 and continues to raise funds for its rebuilding. Students and teachers have joined hand in hand to raise funds through various fundraising activities. However, during this time of the pandemic, we are concerned over the safety of our students coming to school without proper face masks, especially as some are unable to afford face masks.

At present, SMK St Teresa has 716 students, 53 academic teachers, and 12 supporting stuff. Among the 716 students, 250 are categorised as B40. As such, we need to raise funds to be able to provide 250 fabric face masks to the students from this group.


About The BIG GIVE 2020

Due to the global pandemic COVID-19, all schools in Malaysia were abruptly closed and students have been made to learn from home since Malaysia imposed the MCO on 18 March 2020.

Months have passed and students and teachers have been struggling with effectively learning from home. Therefore, the Ministry of Education began allowing students and school staff to return to school in June. However, our battle against COVID-19 is not yet over until we find a vaccine.

As cases are on the rise again, face masks have been made compulsory effective 1st August and we want to ensure that our nation’s children are protected. 100% Project has launched a Nationwide fundraising campaign called The Big Give and we are partnering with Mangosteen to provide our students, teachers and school administrators with FREE reusable cloth face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools.

Mangosteen is a social enterprise that is working with a community of mothers from vulnerable communities (B40, Orang Asli, etc) to make reusable cloth face masks.

Overall, there are nearly 5 million students enrolled in MOE primary and secondary schools in Malaysia- click on this link to view stats - Quick facts 2019_Malaysia Educational Statistics

The Big Give’s ambitious goal is to raise funds to provide at least 1 million reusable face masks to schools across Malaysia, protecting all our students and school staff.

With only RM10, you will be sponsoring a reusable face mask to a school AND providing a mother with the means to support her family.

How The Campaign Works

Step 1 - Schools apply to fundraise for FREE reusable face masks

The school or any member of the public can nominate a school on our Big Give website. No criteria is needed to apply for the fundraiser. The school will only need to give us their details and the no. of masks they require.

Step 2 - 100% Project fundraises for the school

The schools that have applied for these free reusable face mask will be listed on 100% Project platform. 100% Project will rally the public - individuals, corporates and small businesses - to raise funds for our schools. The minimum donation to sponsor 1 reusable face mask is RM10.

Step 3 - 100% Project delivers reusable face masks to the school

Upon achieving the target amount, 100% Project will deliver free reusable face masks to the school with our partners.

Attention: Calling all School Principals and Teachers

We are inviting all school principals and teachers to nominate their school to receive our free reusable cloth face masks. There is no criteria. Just fill in the details of your school and the no. of reusable cloth face mask you'll require in this Google Form.

We are looking to work with all Ministry of Education departments - JPNs and PPDs to ensure all SOPs and approvals are complied with in order for schools to be the beneficiaries of this initiative. We respect all your hard work and we strive to support you in providing all our schools with the resources they need in this challenging time. Please reach out to us at [email protected] if you have any questions or requests.

Yours sincerely,

100% Project Team

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