By TMR / Pic By TRAVELOKA
TRAVELOKA, one of South-East Asia’s leading technology company, has taken a step forward — in conjunction with the month of patriotism — to become an advocate in expanding opportunities and empowering students in Malaysia by collaborating with non-profit organisation Teach for Malaysia (TFM).
In conjunction with Merdeka and Malaysia Day, Traveloka, along with TFM, strives to build the nation by inspiring Malaysian children from under-performing schools to grow, improve and better themselves, while providing solutions to challenges that are faced by these underprivileged communities in recent times.
Traveloka country manager for Malaysia and Singapore Halif Hamzah said the company decided to work with TFM to ensure that every child is given equal access to quality education of a respectable standard and to give each of them an opportunity to realise their potential.
“Recognising the importance of education for a better future, TFM’s initiatives have brought positive impact to the children of Malaysia as they endeavour to provide an improved quality of education to underprivileged children.
“In order for TFM to remain sustainable, we hope that our partnership will also encourage public and private organisations to support them in their mission to address education inequality in Malaysia,” he added.
Contributing in every way possible, Traveloka will be donating RM10 to TFM with every specific coupon code entered when booking a hotel with the Traveloka platform from Aug 1 to Oct 31, 2019.
Additionally, Traveloka will be sponsoring a selected group of students from TFM schools for a trip to Kuala Lumpur at the end of this year to experience the huge variety of attractions and food adventures that the capital city of Malaysia can offer, spreading joy and sharing good vibes among the students.
“At Traveloka, we believe that everyone has the equal opportunity to travel, be it locally or overseas. We want to make travelling accessible to anyone, like how TFM is with providing education access for the underprivileged.
“For some of these students, they have not had the opportunity to travel out of their village at all. As such, we want to broaden their world-views to let them know that opportunity and help will always be given to them,” said Halif.
TFM previously worked with notable figures such as Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood, Datuk Hisham Hamdan, Tengku Datuk Sri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, Datuk Jimmy Choo, Puan Sri Tiara Jacquelina and Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir to teach alongside TFM Fellows for a day.