Lee Chong Wei Donates 50 Tablets to Help Students in Need

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Lee Chong Wei (R) is a great leader, a powerful and inspirational figure in so many people's lives. (photo: Steven Sim's Twitter)
Lee Chong Wei (R) is a great leader, a powerful and inspirational figure in so many people's lives. (photo: Steven Sim's Twitter)

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s badminton legend, Lee Chong Wei, is a household name in badminton. But little did we know he is also generous in helping students from low-income families succeed in school by donating 50 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 tablets for poor students in Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

Member of Parliament from Bukit Mertajam, Steven Sim Chee Keong took to his social media accounts on Friday to express his gratitue to Lee.

“Our hero comes to the rescue!

Yesterday
@LeeChongWei
called me when he heard about our Asal Cek Mau Pi Sekolah campaign.

We spoke a bit about our families, health and Msian sports in general.

The good news is, Chong Wei will sponsor 50 tablets for our program! Thanks bro!

When contacted by Chinapress from Malaysia, Lee said he was trying to keep a low-profile about the donation.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, we can all see through social media that many people are in great need of help. For example, some families cannot afford to buy computers or pay for data plan. This is very hard for them,” said Lee.

“Because, most students are studying at home through online classes. Student without these devices would negatively impact their learning. I am a father, so I know the importance of education to children,” added Lee.

Lee also talked about a story about himself when he was young.

“When I was a child, I wanted to play badminton. But my dad couldn’t afford to buy me a badminton racket, so I told myself that I must work hard no matter what I do. Today, I also motivate others by telling my own story,” continued Lee.

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