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OYAGSB CSR project provides school kits to underprivileged students

Nordiana Shafiee

Nordiana Shafiee

UUM News Editor, Journalist

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KANGAR: In a heartwarming initiative that aims to make a positive impact on the local community, Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB), a leading business school in Malaysia, has initiated a corporate social responsibility (CSR) project to provide essential school kits to underprivileged students.

OYAGSB, renowned for its commitment to community outreach, has recently taken a significant initiative to support the education of underprivileged children. The OYAGSB’s CSR project, aptly named ‘Kits for Kids’, focuses on ensuring that every child has access to the essential educational supplies required for their education.

The project started with the arrival of officer from Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah (PPD) Baling, Mr. Azlan Yahaya along with the principal of Sekolah Kebangsaan Guar Nangka, Mr. Mohd Nadzri Jaafar.

The principal, accompanied by representatives from OYAGSB, Rozita Ramli distributed school kits to 20 underprivileged students from Rumah Kanak-Kanak Arau. Each school kit is comprised of essential items such as backpacks, shoes, notebooks, pencils, coloured pencils, pencil boxes, and some snacks and milk. These kits are intended to alleviate the financial burden on underprivileged families and empower students to succeed in their academic pursuits.

OYAGSB not only supplies school kits but also cultivates a sense of hope and encouragement among the students. The initiative aligns with the company’s core values, emphasising the importance of education and the well-being of the community. This project aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG No. 4: Quality Education and SDG No. 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Mr. Mohd Nadzri expressed his enthusiasm for the ‘Kits for Kids’ project, saying, “Education is the key to a brighter future, and every child should have the opportunity to learn and grow.

“We are honoured to have been selected for this project and are enthusiastic about the potential positive impact it will have on the lives of these students,” he said.

The programme continued with a sharing session from an MBA student who also serves as a medical officer, Dr. Chuang Meei Chyi, on dental care tips. This session involved more than 270 students from years 4, 5, and 6. They were thrilled to answer all the quiz questions given, as there were so many gifts that awaited them.

The programme was also attended by several staff members from the Postgraduate Study Unit, UUMCOB, and Academic Affairs Department (HEA), as well as three additional MBA students. – Rozita Ramli