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On 11 March 2021, Malakoff Corporation Berhad (“Malakoff”) donated RM21,300 from its Corporate ‘Wakalah Zakat’ Fund to the students of Kawasan 1, Mukim Serkat in Pontian, Johor as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) initiative. The handover ceremony was officiated by Tanjung Bin Power (“TBP”) Plant Manager, Encik Kopli Bin Yunus and the village chief of Mukim Serkat, Encik Zool Shuhaifi Bin Hassim at Masjid Al-Amin Kg Sg Dinar, while adhering to strict Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures (“SOPs”).
The aim of this initiative is to ease the burden of the parents in the form of school fees and other basic school necessities before the start of the school year. 184 students from two primary schools (SK Sungai Boh and SK Seri Sinaran Chokoh) and a secondary school (SMK Sri Kukup) will be benefiting from this donation.
Encik Zool Shuhaifi expressed how grateful he was for Malakoff’s contribution to the community.
“Last year has been an exceptionally challenging year for everyone, especially those with children due to the uncertainty of the current economy that has cost a lot of small businesses here, affecting their income and family expenses. Furthermore, the kids seem to have lost motivation to continue with school and commit to their education as some have not stepped foot in their school compound for almost a year”.
“Hopefully, this contribution can serve as a morale boost for both the parents and the students to re-start their lives in this new norm”, he added.
The Group’s CSR activities continue to be a cornerstone of its foundation for sustainable development, as we work closely with the local communities to ensure that their needs and well being are taken care of.