29 Dec 2017
Rawang, 29 Dec: As 2017 and the school holidays draw to a close, children all over the country gear up for the new academic year by stocking up on school supplies.
To alleviate the burden of the B40 (Bottom 40%) income group and their schooling children, Perodua, through its Back To School Programme, is contributing school supplies to over 2,100 primary school students who are children of Perodua employees as well as from the surrounding Hulu Selangor community.
“The Back To School Programme is one of Perodua’s many Corporate Responsibility initiatives. It is our way of giving back to society, particularly to our employees and to the members of the surrounding community in which we work,” Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh said.
The compact car manufacturer recently held an event at its Sungai Choh, Rawang headquarters to present each child with a school bag and stationery worth RM50 as well as a RM150 voucher that can be used to purchase uniforms, shoes and other school supplies. The total contribution to each student is worth about RM200.
The event was graciously attended by the Deputy Minister of Education and Member of Parliament for Hulu Selangor, Yang Berhormat Dato’ P. Kamalanathan Panchanathan. After the children received their supplies, they were then treated to lunch sponsored by Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC).
“We thank Perodua for this initiative and their support of the government to alleviate the burden of the B40 income group. This contribution will go a long way towards helping the children prepare for the next school year,” said Dato’ Kamalanathan.
“Through this programme we are also indirectly contributing to the education and development of these children so that they will grow up to become upstanding members of society,” said Datuk (Dr) Aminar.
“It is our wish that our humble contributions will take a bit of the load off the families, because we know how important their children’s education is to them. At Perodua, we never forget that we are a ‘People First’ company,” he continued.