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On 22 December 2018, Malakoff Corporation Berhad continued its effort in easing the education expenses of Mukim Serkat’s community members by contributing RM35,050 from its Wakalah Zakat fund to 199 primary and secondary school children, as well as 15 IPTA students. The contribution was presented to the recipients on behalf of the Management by Head, Coal Handling of Tanjung Bin Power Plant (TBPP), En. Rahimi Md Sharip, witnessed by Ketua Kampung Kawasan 1 Mukim Serkat, Tuan Abdul Hamid Ahmad, at Masjid Al Amin Kampung Sungai Dinar, Mukim Serkat, Pontian, Johor.
Parents and children trickled into Dewan Masjid Al-Amin as early as 9 a.m. and the hall was buzzing with their apparent excitement at the simple yet meaningful ceremony that awaits them.
Speaking of the contribution, En. Rahimi said, “We note that every year, students and their parents will face some difficulties in preparing for the start of the new school year due to financial constraints. Hence, taking heed from the plight of the local community, Malakoff aims to provide some relief to these under-privileged families as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) towards their education.”
Tuan Abdul Hamid expressed his appreciation towards the support that the local community continues to receive from Malakoff.
“It is always a challenging time for the parents in the B40 group before the school year begins due to the rising cost of living”.
“But with Malakoff’s assistance, this burden is somewhat eased. When the students are equipped with the necessary school gear, they will automatically feel motivated, able to show their full potential in learning and be proactive in class,” he added.
This noble initiative is a continuity to Malakoff’s forerunner CSR Education programme in Mukim Serkat that was launched in March 2018 with the “Jom Sarap” breakfast campaign, followed by 20-week Science, English and Maths tuition classes and a motivational talk for 156 UPSR candidates in May, a ‘Mini Library’ in Kompleks Penghulu Mukim Serkat and subsequently, a three-session English lesson, “English is Fun” held for the local community during the year-end school holidays.