SONY EMCS Malaysia Sdn Bhd has jumped on the bandwagon to provide electronic learning gadgets to boost e-learning usage among needy students, under the Penang E-Learning Computer Programme.
The tech giant contributed 134 computers and 55 smartphones to Penang Science Cluster (PSC), and PSC will be distributing them to needy students in the state.
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow thanked Sony EMCS Malaysia for supporting the state’s effort to ensure more students were able to take part in online educational activities.
“The ‘E-Learning Computer Programme’ would not have been successful without the strong support from various industry partners.
“It is very encouraging to see tech giants like Sony EMCS Malaysia, stepping forward to contribute towards the success of this initiative that will benefit needy students.
“We hope that Sony EMCS Malaysia will continue to collaborate with PSC and the state in future programmes,” Chow said during the electronic device handover ceremony at Wisma Yeap Chor Ee today.
PSC chief executive officer Ooi Peng Ee said PSC has conducted 48 online workshops and three virtual competitions since the start of the movement control order (MCO) in March this year.
“We are adapting well in conducting our educational activities digitally. We look forward to more industry players contributing towards the ‘E-Learning Computer Programme’.
“Digitalisation is the way forward,” he said.
Penang Women and Family Development, Gender Inclusiveness and Religions Other Than Islam Committee chairman Chong Eng said the response from industry players towards the programme was great.
She encouraged more companies and individuals to support the meaningful programme.
A total of 466 needy students have benefitted from the programme so far.
Also present at the event was Sony EMCS Malaysia Sdn Bhd managing director Koichi Nakamura.
Story by Kevin Vimal
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Video by Ahmad Adil Muhamad