Seventy-five new SASA scholars were welcomed into the HELP University fraternity today in a ceremony attended by their parents, heads of departments, current SASA scholars and HELP Vice Chancellor and President Professor Datuk Dr Paul Chan.
Fifty-eight of them will be joining pre-university and diploma programmes, while 17 will enter degree programmes at HELP.
SASA was initiated in 2005 to identify SPM, STPM, IGSCE and UEC SM3 students with a good academic record and proven leadership qualities to be nurtured as all-rounded achievers at HELP.
Dr Paul Chan, welcoming the SASA scholars and their parents, expounded the HELP mission and philosophy of education. A parent later admitted he was inspired by the presentation and was surprised that the Vice Chancellor appreciated the importance of the occasion to spend time to share his ideas and views on what constitutes a life of meaning and significance and the values embraced by HELP that enable students to achieve excellence in their studies,
character development and career.
The new SASA scholars in a group photo with heads of department and senior management of HELP seated in the front row.
Family confidence in the HELP educational philosophy (1)
Mr and Mrs Dhillon Singh with SASA scholar son Shabir who will join the A-Levels programme (Cambridge IE). The parents’ belief in HELP motivated them to enrol their two older sons in HELP for A-Levels; one of them is studying medicine in the Perdana University-Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (PU-RCSI) programme, the other at the London School of Economics. They will pay the Vice Chancellor a visit when everyone is home from their studies.
Family confidence in the HELP educational philosophy (2)
Mr and Mrs Sukhdir Singh made a family presence at the SASA ceremony: they brought along son Gurjeet Singh to witness daughter Harjeet Kaur’s initiation into the SASA programme. Gurjeet obtained 1 A* and 2 As in the Cambridge A-Levels programme and is now studying Electrical Engineering at Universiti Malaya. Harjeet Kaur will study for her A-Levels at HELP (Cambridge option).
There are many similar stories of families enrolling their children in HELP out of a conviction that HELP is unmatched in nurturing students for scholastic excellence, character and leadership formation and the inculcation of positive values and ethical behaviour as the foundation for a meaningful and fulfilling life.