ASTA has maintained a glorious tradition of hosting biennial alumni dinner to honour our esteemed Royal Patron, KDYMM Pemangku Raja Pahang Tengku Mahkota Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Al-Haj Ibni Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah The dinners have been held alternately between Kuantan and Kuala Lumpur, as requested by KDYMM himself.
In addition to bringing together alumni members for an evening of nostalgia and renewed friendship, the alumni dinner also served as an important platform for ASTA to raise fund to support alumni activities and various other charitable initiatives.
The upcoming alumni dinner, now known as the ASTA Royal Gala is set to be held on the 24th of February 2018 at Hotel Istana.
The Gala also presents great networking opportunity for alumni members. For the first time ever, a business-friendly environment will be created to encourage professional interactions that will open the door for future collaborations between alumni members.
How the funds raised will be spent
Funds raised from the ASTA Royal Gala 2018 will be dedicated to the following charitable initiatives by the Alumni body;
1) School Infrastructure Fund – to support the maintenance and upkeep of the school building and sports facilities, including the upgrading works for exercise trails and the school gymnasium.
2) Alumni Welfare Fund – a special fund that provides financial or material support to alumni members in time of needs.
3) Orang Asli Education Fund – contribution to the children of Orang Asli community in Raub to enable them to have better access to basic education. The Orang Asli community, including those in Raub remains among the most disfranchised segment of our society and we believe by supporting the education of their children, we will create a sustainable impact on the growth of their community.