Sharing important news and updates for you and the community
As part of Malakoff Corporation Berhad (“Malakoff”)’s continuous engagement with the local communities, a motivational camp was held from 26th to 28th November 2022 at a recreational forest in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (“UTM”) Skudai in Johor. The event was attended by 130 students from Malakoff’s seven adopted schools in Mukim Serkat. Organised by Malakoff and Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Sinaran Chokoh, this 3-day task-oriented activity was aimed to create awareness on the correlation between academic performance and physical activities, as well as to cultivate the act of self-discipline and self-development.
Upon arrival, the students were briefed by their respected teachers on the activities for the day. All students were then guided to their camping spots where they were segregated into several teams and were tasked to build a camping site. To further boost the students’ confidence in surviving the outdoors, a lesson in various tie-knots and night rescue was delivered in the form of theory and practicality.
On the second day of camp, a line-up of physical activities that would test the students’ physical and mental strength, as well as their ability to adapt to new surroundings and hone new skills were conducted. After an hour of fitness to warm up their bodies and cognitive reception, the students made their way to a designated recreational site where they got to participate in a flying fox activity and subsequently learn to cook in the jungle with limited resources in preparation for their lunch. The students were also taught basic first-aid skills as it is proven to be useful in the event of an emergency. Before the day wrapped, a ‘Culture Night’ was coordinated where participation from students were encouraged to unleash their talents and knowledge in the line of arts and culture.
As the camp came to its closing day, the students were tested on their knowledge in basic first-aid skills which they had acquired from the previous day. This was followed by a handover of participation certificates to all the students to mark the end of the 3-day camping activity. The handover ceremony was attended by Encik Mohamed Ali Mohamed from Tanjung Bin Power Plant and Puan Atiqah Fatehah Abd Amin from Stakeholder Management.
This initiative is part of Malakoff’s Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) initiatives, focusing on the Community pillar. Besides enhancing a close working relationship with various stakeholders and the local communities, we hope that initiatives like these will further cultivate the spirit of ‘giving back to the community’ while fostering a stronger bond between one another.