Perodua sponsors school kids to Legoland, contributed cash and goods to old folks’ home this CNY

18 Feb 2016

Batu Pahat, 18 Feb: Perodua celebrated the Chinese New Year by sponsoring 40 underprivileged school children to a day of fun and learning at Legoland Malaysia Theme Park as well as contributed cash and kind to help run 2 old folks home here.

The children were from SKJC (Sekolah Kebangsaan Jenis Cina) Chern Hwa Pasir and SK (Sekolah Kebangsaan) Parit Bilal; they were selected by the Batu Pahat District Education Office (Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah) based on their parents income.

The children were from SKJC (Sekolah Kebangsaan Jenis Cina) Chern Hwa Pasir and SK (Sekolah Kebangsaan) Parit Bilal; they were selected by the Batu Pahat District Education Office (Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah) based on their parents income.

“The sponsorship and contribution are part of our Corporate Responsibility initiative as a show of gratitude to Malaysians who have strongly supported Perodua since our inception,” Perodua President & CEO, Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh said.

Aminar said that these programmes were in-line with the company’s Corporate Responsibility pillars, which are empowering the youth through education, enabling the community, safety, philanthropy and the environment.

“There are many activities lined-up for the school children which will test their creative skills and analytical thinking while having fun in the process,” Aminar said.

The activities include “Build & Test” where the kids let out their creativity in building objects with Lego models; “Lego 4D studio” which children can view shows in 4D; “A Lego Academy” where they teach participants how to build educational Lego models for all ages.

Other activities include “Lego Mindstorms” which is a creative workshop where budding robot builders can bring the future to life; “Lost Kingdom” where visitors get to play a laser-blasting hunt for lost treasure; and “Junior Driving School” where children learn about road safety.

 “In addition to Perodua’s CR pillars; these programmes are also in-line with the government’s aspiration in building a creative and dynamic future generation,” Aminar said.

On philanthropy, Perodua contributed RM6, 000 cash to maintain operations of Rumah Sejahtera Batu Pahat, which has 10 senior citizens under its care and Rumah Sejahtera Yong Peng which houses 15 elderly persons.

Aside from cash, Perodua has also contributed groceries, gave out Ang Pows and offered daily essentials to each home.

“We hope that our contribution will aid the residents of these homes and wish them a happy and prosperous Lunar New Year,” Aminar said.

Meanwhile, Perodua is also having its Tweckbot service - a free 50-point safety check for Perodua vehicles at the Giant Muar Mall, Johor from the 19th to the 21st February 2016. Each 50-point inspection will take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete.

Perodua customers are encouraged to take part as to ensure their vehicles are roadworthy; especially if they are planning for a long journey.