OVER the past 12 years, Plexus Penang has donated over RM1 million to more than 25 schools and other educational institutions through its corporate social responsibility activities.
Today, Plexus Manufacturing Sdn Bhd sponsored 20 new laptops in support of the Penang government’s ‘E-Learning Computer Programme’.
The programme was initiated by the state to assist needy students who do not have computers or laptops, so that they can take part in e-learning during the movement control order (MCO).
Plexus APAC president Datuk Lim Yong Jin said Plexus Penang was happy to be able to help the future leaders tackle the challenges of e-learning.
“This pandemic has reminded us the inequality that exists in education, particularly in schools.
“Remote education has become essential in sustaining social distancing.
“Plexus Penang wants to introduce more compassion into the society,” he said in his speech before the laptop presentation ceremony at Plexus Riverside today.
Lim said that Plexus had made its presence in Malaysia for 25 years.
Also present were Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, state Women and Family Development, Gender Inclusiveness and Religions Other Than Islam Commitee chairman Chong Eng and Penang Domestic and International Trade, Consumer Affairs and Entrepreneur Development Commitee chairman Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain.
Chow said the state has constantly prioritises human capital growth.
“We set up the ‘E-Learning Computer Programme’ task force that is dedicated to developing the education sector in the new normal.
“We are pleased that since the initiation of the ‘E-Learning Computer Programme’ in May, we have received strong support from private sectors, with companies like Plexus stepping in to contribute to our effort.
“To date, we have received and refurbished a total of 222 laptops and computers that will be collected by the eligible students,” he said.
Chow added the state is confident that with the strong support from the private sector, Penang would be able to successfully develop the education sector and continue to guide and nurture young talents.
Story by Christopher Tan
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