30 laptops distributed to multiple schools

By Balqis Jazimah Zahari
Photo by Exco Azlan Helmi on Facebook

IPOH: A total of 30 laptops were donated to several schools through the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative by Maxis Berhad recently.

The schools that received the donations were Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Malim Nawar, SMK Toh Indera Wangsa Ahmad, SMK Simpang Pulai and SMK Sultan Muhammad Shah.

Chairman of the Perak State Committee for Communication, Multimedia, and NGOs, Mohd Azlan Helmi stated that this donation carried out by Maxis Berhad in collaboration with the Perak State Government is an initiative aimed at building a digitally literate community, empowering students and realizing the aspiration to produce digitally skilled human capital while being inclusive.

He added that in addition to providing devices, the event also included the launch of the e-Class Program, a premier digital learning community program by Maxis, offering free digital learning content to school students starting from Form 4 and Form 5, covering various subjects such as Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mathematics, and History.

“The content of this e-Class initiative includes interactive online learning sessions, supported by engaging instructional videos, concise notes, and quizzes that aid in enhancing students’ knowledge and skills.

“Through this approach, students can not only revise their studies with the guidance of teachers but also outside of school hours,” he said in a statement during the recent donation ceremony.

Furthermore, he mentioned that in the presentation of the Mid-Term Review of the 12th Malaysia Plan (RMK-12), Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced the ‘Digital Education Policy’ (DPD) to produce digitally skilled students in the era of Industry 4.0.

“Among the key initiatives of DPD are the implementation of digital education competency enhancement training programs, curriculum improvements in education programs, and the establishment of digital education expert teams.

“In this regard, the initiative brought by Maxis is highly relevant to realizing the aspiration of producing high-quality human capital in line with the National Digital Education Policy to ensure digital proficiency in the education sector,” he said.

At the same time, he mentioned that the Perak State Government hopes that more private individuals and corporate companies will directly participate in CSR-based programs, especially in contributing to the empowerment of education.

“Donations that encompass school equipment facilities, including mobile devices, alongside digital education programs, are in high demand to provide space and opportunities for economically disadvantaged students from various backgrounds and ethnicities to empower themselves in this field.

“It is also one of the approaches to reduce the digital divide among all schools, regardless of whether they are cluster schools, rural schools, vocational schools, religious schools, and so on,” he said.

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