This initiative is a collaborative effort between Siemens and non-profit
organization (NGO) Medical Awareness Camp Outreach (MACO), founded by a group
of specialist doctors and non-medical volunteers. – MACO works closely with
schools and organizations in need, and had helped to identify the organizations
that Siemens could donate to.
Siemens’ first collaborated with MACO in 2021 by donating retired
laptops to MACO’s Computer Empowerment Project (CEP). The project seeks to
collected used laptops, refurbish them and donate them to needy students who
cannot afford laptops and were disadvantaged in home-based learning. Siemens
donated 163 retired laptops to students from seven schools in rural areas.
For a different campaign, Siemens
also donated RM50,000 and unused furniture worth RM25,000 to the CEP initiative
for MACO to set up numerous computer labs for selected schools in rural areas.
The care packages and part of the donated items were delivered to SJK(T)
Ladang Braunston located in Jeram, Selangor by 19 Siemens volunteers and two
MACO representatives on 25 August. The donated items were distributed to 75
students, while their families received the care packages.
“We are grateful for the opportunity
to lend a hand to the underserved community and help ease their burden.
Education is one of the things in life that should be accessible to all,
besides other necessities needed to survive. Siemens will continue to fulfill
our unwavering goal of giving back to the community, in the spirit of Keluarga
Malaysia,” said Pn Ailani
Wan Ibrahim, Head of People & Organization at
Pn Ailani also revealed that Siemens
Malaysia will be visiting a Kampung Orang Asli’s Learning Centre at The
Aslidika kindergarten located in Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Bil on 10 September
2022 to distribute the remaining donation packages and essential food items to
the children at the learning center.