Shah Alam, 08 Mar 2012 – As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) effort, UMW Holdings Berhad today donated two acres of its land in Bandar Serendah, valued at approximately RM 800,000, for the purpose of building a Tamil School for the local community. The property will be transferred in favor of “Lembaga Pengelola Sekolah, SJK(T) Ladang Minyak, Bestari Jaya” in Kuala Selangor which will relocate the school to Bandar Serendah.
Previously, the UMW Holdings’ Board of Directors had approved the transfer of up to 10 acres of land as part of the resettlement of the ex-estate workers of the former New Serendah Estate. 8 acres of the land had been transferred to a legal entity known as RV Global Sdn. Bhd., which undertook the responsibility of safe-guarding the interests of the ex-workers and families after UMW acquired the New Serendah Estate Land from the Selangor State Government.
The transfer letter was handed over by Ms Suseela Menon, Executive Director of UMW Corporation Sdn. Bhd. to Mr Amaran Krishnan, Secretary of Lembaga Pengelola Sekolah, SJK(T) Ladang Minyak, Bestari Jaya. The event was witnessed by YB P.Kamalanathan, the Member of Parliament for Hulu Selangor and Mr A.Rama Rao, Chairman of Lembaga Pengelola Sekolah.
Also present at the ceremony were management representatives of the UMW Group and representatives of MIC and Gerakan. UMW has always believed that a company, a community, a Nation, can only stand strong and continue to grow and thrive, if it is supported by a strong pillar of knowledge and education.
UMW embarked on this programmed because the Group believes that education should not be a privilege limited to a few, but a basic right that should be easily accessible and available to all.
It is hoped that the development of this school, to be located on the former New Serendah Estate land, will greatly benefit and further enrich the minds of the children of the ex-estate workers and the local community.