Hong Leong Foundation donates RM300,000 towards the construction of a new building for SJKC Phei Shin, Penang. Speaking at the cheque presentation ceremony held on 24 July 2009, Dr Poh Soon Sim, Director of the Hong Leong Foundation said, "The Foundation actively pursues opportunities where we can play a part in improving the quality of education in the country today. We fully understands the need for more quality educational placements. It is our belief that education is the fundamental solution to a better future and it is the only way to get ahead."
"We are pleased that we have this opportunity to be involved in the construction of bigger and better facilities for the SJKC Phei Shin thereby creating a conducive environment where students can excel."
With 30 years of history SJKC Phei Shin has contributed vastly towards education and has nurtured many successful personalities. Located along Jalan Bukit Dumbar, Penang, they have demolished seven 30 year old classrooms to make way for the new 4 storied building costing RM4.5 million to provide for a more conducive environment for students to study in comfort and to excel. The new construction will provide a canteen and a total of 28 classrooms of which will provide 12 extra classrooms in addition of what they are having now. Besides, they will also have new facilities such as a multi purpose hall, library, art room, science laboratory, music room, archives room, counseling room, sick bay, etc. The additional classrooms will be able to accommodate the rising numbers of students. Also, the new facilities will provide the platform for the students to be equipped with more skills.