MBPP MakerSpace Balik Pulau receives 30 new laptops


REALISING the importance of e-learning among youths, Intel Malaysia has once again stepped forward to contribute 30 brand new laptops to the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) MakerSpace in Balik Pulau.


Previously, Intel Malaysia has sponsored 40 units of used laptops to the MakerSpace in 2019.


MBPP mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang thanked Intel Malaysia for the valuable contribution to ensure the school students could participate in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) programmes conveniently at the centre.


“Currently, the centre receives a lot of participation from the school students, especially those from the Balik Pulau and Teluk Bahang areas.


“With another contribution from Intel Malaysia, we can better prepare the youths for the future and to hone their talents in the STEAM programmes,” Yew said during the handover ceremony at MBPP office in Komtar today.


Also present were Intel Malaysia government affairs director Amran Md Dom and Intel Malaysia strategy and community relation programme manager Md Hasri Md Harizan.


MBPP MakerSpace Balik Pulau was established in March last year and served as a platform for school students to take up STEAM programmes conducted by Politeknik Balik Pulau in collaboration with the Penang Science Cluster.


It is also the first step from MBPP to transform Balik Pulau into an education hub.

Story by Riadz Akmal
Pix by Darwina Mohd Daud