WHAT WE DO

HELPING OTHERS HELP THEMSELVES

Although he himself never went to school, Yeap Chor Ee became interested in providing education opportunities, particularly to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. In 1950, he donated RM250,000 (a substantial amount then) to the University of Malaya Endowment Fund, commenting that with the establishment of the country’s first university, many of our young men and women would be able to pursue university education without going abroad. Closer to home, he funded private schools in Penang such as Phor Tay Institution and Chung Shan Chinese School.

With typical foresight, Chor Ee established the Yeap Chor Ee Charitable Trust Fund in 1941 to open the doors of higher education to as many Malaysians as possible.