MR DIY will be giving out RM300 to some 15,000 Universiti Malaya (UM) students who will be returning to campus this October to help them buy necessities for their studies.
Chief Executive Officer of MR DIY Group (M) Berhad, Adrian Ong said the #DIY4UM aid programme involving the distribution of cash assistance of RM4.5 million is implemented in partnership with Touch ‘n Go via its eWallet platform.
According to him, the assistance will be given to students through Touch ‘n Go eWallet in three payments of RM100 once on November 1, November 30, and December 30.
The programme aims to help students prepare to return to campus smoothly after the extended Movement Control Order (MCO).
“Students can buy their learning supplies, protective equipment from COVID-19 and various stationery at MR DIY branches, as well as online platforms, using the cash credit provided.
“Besides that, students will also enjoy an exclusive cash back promotion of RM10 when they spend a minimum of RM20 at branches of MR DIY Group, the e-commerce platform www.mrdiy.com.my or through the MR DIY mini programme which is available on the Touch ‘n Go eWallet app,” he said, noting that the programme is part of a strategic partnership between MR DIY and Touch’ n Go which was signed in July this year.
This initiative was also praised by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Malaya, Professor Datuk Ir Dr Mohd Hamdi Abd Syukor.
Meanwhile, Touch ‘n Go Group Chief Executive Officer, Effendy Shahul Hamid said his party was happy with the joint efforts implemented to help UM students during this time of pandemic.
“All UM students who are Malaysian citizens are eligible to receive the assistance. All they need to do is register online through the UM Virtual Portal from October 3 and have a valid Touch‘ n Go eWallet account,” he said.
This #DIY4UM initiative is the latest in a series of joint ventures between MR DIY and UM. MR DIY has been working with UM and the Ministry of Education for four years to organise a “DIY Made Simple” contest for schools under UM’s Community and Sustainability Center (UMCares). The contest is a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative to foster awareness of sustainability among school students.