SHAH ALAM, 23 December 2015–UMW has visited three different states in November and December for its Back to School programme, the last of its CSR programmes for the year.600 students from Dabong, Kelantan; Gopeng, Perak; and Ulu Tembeling, Pahang were provided with basic school necessities for the coming school year, as part of the Back to School programme for the underprivileged community. Amongst the items distributed were school uniforms, school shoes, socks, backpacks and stationeries.
UMW Back to School programme was held on 20 – 22 November in Dabong, Kelantan, 11 – 13 December in Gopeng, Perak and 18 – 20 December in Ulu Tembeling, Pahang. The majority of the recipients were victims of the flood disaster in late 2014.
More than 60 UMW volunteers (UMW Community Champions) participated in the Back to School programme and besides the opportunity to give back to society, they also gained valuable insights into the lives of the less fortunate.
As the locations of the recipients were not accessible by regular vehicles, UMW collaborated with Four Wheelers for Charity (4W4C) to assist in transporting the school items and volunteers by using 4WD vehicles to reach these rural areas. The collaboration with 4W4C is part of UMW’s CSR strategy to expand its community reach.
This programme is part of UMW’s continuous effort to support the community which is one of its three pillars; community, education and environment.