by TMR / pic courtesy of Johor Port
JOHOR Port Bhd, a member of MMC Group, has provided aids to 228 underprivileged students from SK Kopok, SK Cahaya Baharu and SK Perigi Acheh as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, “Jom Ke Sekolah” programme.
With the objective of lightening the financial burden of families with low household income, the provision of brand-new school supplies and Covid-19 essentials will enable these children to embark on their new academic year 2022/2023 confidently.
Johor Port CEO Md Derick Basir said, “We hope these gifts will bring cheer to the students who have been attending the Home-based Teaching and Learning most of last year due to the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
“Johor Port’s focus in giving back to the community will help to empower the lives of the younger generations and strengthen the already good relationship with the community,” he said, adding that the company will play its part in ensuring the underprivileged students will not be left behind or drop out of school.
The distribution of the financial aid and school supplies were targeted to be in conjunction with the first day of school in March as scheduled.
School representatives were present at their respective schools to receive the contribution on behalf of the students.
Johor Port’s CSR initiative focuses on giving back to the communities especially in the areas where it operates, to facilitate the growth of the local socio-economy.
The company has always been supportive of underprivileged students and has helped and contributed to numerous schools in the Pasir Gudang area through the “Jom Ke Sekolah” programme since 2018 and will continue to help more students in the future.