Theta Edge Berhad has donated 30 computer units to six community centres under the supervision of the Ipoh City Council (MBI).
The donation is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) to provide technology facilities to target groups.
The Mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin @ Md Daud said the donation can bridge the digital divide among the city’s citizens.
“This program is a collaboration between MBI and Tabung Haji’s subsidiary, Theta Edge Berhad.
“Each community centre will get six computer units; this time we are talking about Greater Ipoh.
“So we also extend it to the regions under the administration of the Kuala Kangsar Municipal Council and the Batu Gajah District Council, not just Ipoh.
He said this at a press conference after the presentation ceremony for the computer donation to the Community Centre, at Dewan Azlan Shah here on Thursday.
Also present were the Chief Executive Officer of Theta Edge Berhad, Nuraina Zainal Abidin, State Director of Tabung Haji Perak, Mohamad Abas and MBI Council Members.
Rumaizi added that the donation will provide relief to some areas that do not have the facility.
In addition, he said, all the community centres will also be provided with free Wi-Fi facilities, under the supervision of MBI.
“Even before this, MBI provided free Wi-Fi to 22 areas, so we will expand it to other locations as well,” he said.
Meanwhile, Nuraslina explained that her side gives opportunities to students and young people, especially from the B40 group, to gain knowledge to keep up with the changes in digitisation.
According to her, the initiative includes the installation of Microsoft Windows 10, LibreOffice, a webcam as well as the provision of Wi-Fi adapters in each community centre.
“In Perak we have handed over 157 computers, 100 through collaboration with the Perak Haji Fund Board and donated to 39 schools.
“Earlier, we made a handover at the Bidor General Operations Force Battalion Camp. We also plan to see what other efforts can be implemented with synergistic partners such as MBI, so that we can bring benefit to the community,” she said.
Community centres that received donations today are Kampung Seri Desa Community Hall, Lahat Community Centre, Taman Jaya Klebang Jaya Village Library, Dato’ Ahmad Said Sungai Rokam Hall, Kampung Tengku Hussein Ittihadiah Mosque Hall and Kinta Heights (Youth Centre).
For more information, the #thetaCares program was launched last March and was approved by the Regent of Pahang, Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah.
It has achieved a record of 305 computers and 102 laptops donated to several states such as Selangor, Pahang, Melaka and Perak.
by Rosli Mansor Ahmad Razali