KETEREH OCT.31: In its efforts to assist students especially from vulnerable communities with online learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (Huawei Malaysia) contributed 200 units of Huawei MatePad T10 tablets to Lower Six and Upper Six students in Kampung Chengal, Kelantan here today.
The Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Tan Sri Annuar Musa, who is also the Member of Parliament for Ketereh, has officiated the handover ceremony and accepted the tablets on behalf of the students.
Also present was Michael Yuan, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Malaysia.
The Minister emphasised how COVID-19 has affected different classes of the society disproportionately and as the world moved into a more digitalised era, it is vital that attention and assistance should be given to those who are most vulnerable in the societies.
“The pandemic has proven the importance of recognising the significance of a digitalised economy. It is critical for students at this age to have the proper resources to be connected.
“Accessibility to online learning, particularly in remote places within the country, has been a great concern to the government. Thanks to Huawei Malaysia for your continuous contribution in assisting schools and students in overcoming this barrier to online learning.
“This is the first step to narrowing the digital gap and to provide these students with the ability to adapt and embrace digital transformation,” Annuar said in a statement here today.
Meanwhile Michael Yuan said, Huawei believes that everyone deserves the right to high-quality education and is committed to assisting Malaysia’s technological development.
He added, Huawei Malaysia, has initiated various programmes to equip young Malaysians with the knowledge to partake in the Digital Economy.
“We at Huawei believe that it is our social responsibility to give back to the communities in every country we operate in. Our vision is to be a responsible value-driven organisation. The pandemic accelerates the need for digital inclusion and with online, remote and hybrid learning is becoming a necessity and we at Huawei wants no one to be left behind.
“With this contribution, we hope to help those from rural communities and those facing hardships, to be able to continue their education without interruptions.
“We remain focused on supporting the development of school children by ensuring they have the right equipment and resources to be connected. Given our technological expertise, we have always been investing in providing digital solutions to bridge the digital divide,” Michael Yuan said.
Since early this year, Huawei Malaysia has contributed nearly 1,000 devices as part of its CSR programme, working in synergy with state governments. Those who have benefitted from the donations were schools in Johor, Pahang and Sarawak, the Malay College Kuala Kangsar as well as the Indera Mahkota Parliamentary Service Centre and MYNIC, an agency under the Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM).
Huawei Malaysia has played an active role in supporting local communities across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the education sector and remains focused on supporting the development of students by ensuring they have the right equipment and resources to ensure the continuity of their education.-Malaysia World News