Pahang Government and Huawei Malaysia Join Hands to Facilitate Students with Online Learning
CAMERON HIGHLANDS, 13 OCTOBER 2021 – Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Huawei Malaysia) has partnered with the Pahang state government to help students, especially from vulnerable communities, by donating 250 units of the Huawei MatePad T10 tablets as part of digital learning kits for hybrid learning as Malaysia moves towards the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The initiative is part of Huawei Malaysia’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme to provide the necessary equipment to facilitate home-based teaching and learning nationwide, especially in these unprecedented times.
Present during the handover ceremony of the tablets were Pahang Menteri Besar, Dato’ Sri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail, who accepted the tablets on behalf of the students, and Huawei Malaysia Vice President of Human Resources, Mr Choh Yau Meng
Dato’ Sri Wan Rosdy said that as schools reopen in the state, a return to conventional teaching and learning processes may not be an option.
“I believe the usage of technology devices in classrooms will invariably remain a permanent feature in the COVID-19 pandemic era. I am delighted that Huawei Malaysia has seized the opportunity to invest in these children’s education and provide the assistance to reach out to vulnerable communities,” said Dato’ Sri Wan Rosdy.
The Pahang Menteri Besar added, “Government-linked companies (GLCs), government-linked investment companies (GLICs) and huge corporations playing a part in providing gadgets or devices to students is a tremendous help as some families are currently struggling to make ends meet and this could result in their children being left behind in their studies. I hope this will also ease the burden of some teachers and create a more resilient education system in the long run. With that in mind, we thank Huawei Malaysia for jumping in and we hope that more companies will come forward in the future to ensure that our children have adequate access to resources for hybrid learning.”
Mr Choh Yau Meng said as a technology leader and enabler, Huawei Malaysia is not only committed to helping Malaysia’s technological revolution, but also to support the development of young Malaysians through a range of community initiatives to realise a progressive and inclusive education society and digital economy.
“Huawei Malaysia is committed to bridging the digital divide by providing individuals with the tools needed to succeed in today’s online age. By sharing technology resources, including tablets and ICT solutions, hybrid learning will provide teachers with pedagogical flexibility and ensure students are able to continue their education without interruption.
"Given the importance of education and its far-reaching impact, we are committed to lending a hand in these trying times," added Mr Choh.
Last month, the company joined hands with the Johor state government and contributed 250 units of Huawei MatePad T10 tablets to selected schools in Pontian, Johor. Since the start of this year, Huawei Malaysia has contributed more than 700 devices as part of its CSR programme.
Huawei Malaysia has played an active role in supporting local communities across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the education sector and it remains focused on supporting the development of students by ensuring they have the right equipment and resources to ensure the continuity of their education.