HOMEGROWN retailer MR D.I.Y. will be distributing RM300 to 15,000 students from University Malaya to help them purchase essential supplies to facilitate their return to campus.
Dubbed #DIY4UM, the RM4.5 million cash aid distribution programme is being implemented in partnership with Touch ‘n Go via its eWallet platform.
The cash aid will be made to students on their Touch ‘n Go eWallets in three equal payments of RM100 each on
1st and November 30, and December 30.
MR D.I.Y. Chief Executive Officer, Adrian Ong said the programme was aimed at helping students make the back-to-campus transition as smooth and worry-free as possible.
“The reopening of campuses is a major milestone for university students. After many months of lockdown, they will finally be able to reconvene on campus to fully benefit from the in-person learning experience and enjoy the academic social interaction with lecturers and fellow students alike.
We believe it’s important that they are well equipped with protective and learning essentials to keep themselves safe while staying focused on their studies, which is why we are distributing this cash aid to undergraduates at University
Malaya,” said Ong in a statement.
The first 11,000 students who utilise the funds will be entitled to RM10 cashback when they spend a minimum of RM20 using the Touch ‘n Go eWallet. The promotion applies at MR D.I.Y. Group stores, MR D.I.Y. Online at www.mrdiy.com.my as well as the MR D.I.Y. mini programme available on Touch ‘n Go eWallet.
The programme is part of a strategic collaboration between MR D.I.Y. and Touch ‘n Go which was inked in July this year.
Commenting on the aid programme, Effendy Shahul Hamid, Group Chief Executive Officer, Touch ‘n Go Group said, “We are extremely pleased that the partnership between our companies has been extended into a benefit for society, in this case, students of University Malaya. We stand ready to support this initiative and we commend MR D.I.Y. for stepping up during these challenging times.”
All active Malaysian undergraduates at University Malaya are eligible for the aid. They are required to register online via Portal Maya UM by 3rd October 2021 and ensure they have a valid Touch ‘n Go eWallet.
Universiti Malaya’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Datuk Ir. Dr. Mohd Hamdi Abd Syukor welcomed the firms’ initiative.
“On behalf of our undergraduates, we thank MR D.I.Y. for the generous contribution, and Touch ‘n Go for making it convenient for students to receive and utilise the funds. We are confident this initiative will be of great help to students as they return to campus.” –TMR