Tenby Schools Ipoh spearheaded its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by inviting Persatuan DAYBREAK to manufacture and supply socks to all Tenby Schools in Malaysia. Currently, there are five Tenby Schools – in Ipoh, Penang, Setia Eco Park in Shah Alam, Miri in Sarawak and Setia Eco Gardens in Johor Bahru with a total of 4300 students.
DAYBREAK provides vocational skills training for people with learning, intellectual and physical disabilities and empowers them to become self-reliant, independent and integrated members of society. With the approval of the Perak State Education Department, DAYBREAK is now selling their socks to schools in Perak.
DAYBREAK’s Acting General Manager, Mr Michael Fernando said, “The socks manufactured for the students of Tenby Schools are of a higher grade than the regular school socks produced by DAYBREAK. These socks are manufactured from a cotton spandex blend, which provides better breathability and greater comfort.” The cotton yarn for the socks are also sourced locally from a textile manufacturer in Batu Pahat, ensuring it is 100% Malaysian made.
Mrs Lai (pic, left), Director of Tenby Schools Ipoh, received the first batch of socks from Puan Sri Dato’ Sandra Lee, the Executive Chairperson of DAYBREAK, and Mr Michael Fernando at the school recently.