Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (KLK) held its annual presentation ceremony for its scholarship programme at its Mutiara Damansara office last week.

In line with the company’s corporate responsibility initiatives, KLK has been providing scholarships to deserving and outstanding Malaysians to pursue full time undergraduate studies at local private and public universities through its foundation, Yayasan KLK since 1985.

KLK is humbled by the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young Malaysians by enabling them to pursue their academic goals and acquire their dreams. Yayasan KLK is awarding about RM370,000 in scholarships to nine deserving Malaysian students from low income families.

Amongst the recipients for the scholarship awards are Veshmen Poopathi, Ishvinderpal Kaur Raspal Singh, Hu Zhang Wei and Fu Xiao Ying who will be pursuing undergraduate studies in the field of chemical engineering, Mohammad Arif Ramly in Agriculture Science with Ku Cui Lyn in Applied Chemistry.

The scholars will also be given the opportunity to gain working experience through KLK’s internship programme during the course of their studies. The internship programme aims at providing the scholars various skills to increase individual abilities to develop their marketability prior to starting a career in a more challenging business environment. Upon completion of their studies, the scholars will also be given employment opportunity under the KLK group of companies.

At the Scholarship Presentation Ceremony, KLK Group Chief Financial Officer Soon Wing Chong and Executive Director of KLK Land Sdn Bhd Dato’ David Tan presented scholarships to the recipients while encouraging the young scholars to broaden their perspective and dedicate to their studies in order to become individuals who will lead the future of Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad is committed to continue playing an active role in youth development to nurture future leaders for the organisation and the nation.