Huawei Malaysia Donates Smart Screens, Wifi Devices to Malay College Kuala Kangsar Old Boys Association to Facilitate Digital Learning
KUALA LUMPUR, 20 OCTOBER 2021 – Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Huawei Malaysia) has donated 10 smart screens and 10 units of the latest connectivity device, WiFi AX3 routers to the Malay College Kuala Kangsar Old Boys Association (MCOBA) for the use of Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) students.
This Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative by Huawei Malaysia is geared towards enhancing digital learning in schools as Malaysia inches towards its recovery phase.
With the reopening of schools nationwide and the challenges of hybrid learning, Huawei Malaysia, together with MCOBA, are working together to ensure that the continuity of education for students remains unaffected.
This initiative will support students in their learning activities as well as in providing them with additional learning resources for revision.
Finance Minister YB Senator Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz presented a speech virtually at the CSR event in Kuala Lumpur, where he said, “This country is emphasising on the development of the digital economy as one of the largest contributors to our gross domestic product (GDP). Therefore, we are responsible for developing the digital talents and skills of our people and this should begin from the school benches. Centres of academic excellence such as MCKK must continue to play a role in training and producing generations of technological excellence to chart the future of the country.
“On this occasion, I would like to express my congratulations and thanks to Huawei Malaysia for successfully implementing this digital initiative at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar. During the 20 years that Huawei has established itself in Malaysia, we have witnessed various telecommunications projects that have been developed as a result of the company's joint ventures with government agencies and the local private sector, and now we are seeing their contribution to the education sector,” said Datuk Seri Utama Tengku Zafrul.
Present during the handover ceremony were Tunku Dato' Ahmad Burhanuddin Tunku Dato' Seri Adnan, President of MCOBA, Mr Hamdi Abdullah, Chairman of MCKK Parent-Teacher Association, Mr Michael Yuan, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Malaysia and Ms Rita Irina Abd. Wahab, Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications, Huawei Malaysia.
“Digital learning is here to stay. MCKK has its own digital initiatives and this contribution from Huawei is relevant and meaningful within this initiative. As a leading global ICT solutions provider, Huawei’s contribution would mean greater exposure to the digital world for our collegians and better equip them to compete on the global arena. This is part of our digital transformation and the ability of MCKK to deliver digital education will continue to cement its position as one of the leading education institutions in the country,” according to Tunku Dato' Ahmad Burhanuddin, the President of MCOBA.
The Chairman of MCKK Parent-Teacher Association, Mr Hamdi also expressed his gratitude to Huawei for this CSR initiative: “On behalf of the MCKK Parent-Teacher Association, I would like to thank Huawei Malaysia for this generous donation. We will ensure that the equipment is fully utilised and that the students of MCKK make use of it for their studies as well as to upgrade their digital skills. We hope that the collaboration between Huawei and MCKK will unleash and develop these students’ interest in the digital world. We also look forward to working together with Huawei in the near future for the betterment of the education sector.”
The CEO of Huawei Malaysia, Mr Michael Yuan, said the pandemic has accelerated the arrival of intelligent, digital education and stressed that no one can afford to be left behind.
“We value collaboration, and work with governments, customers, education institutions and NGOs for digital inclusivity - from cultivating ICT skills to developing the digital economy. We hope our contribution to one of the premier education institutions in Malaysia, the Malay College Kuala Kangsar, will assist students with the continuity of their education, which has been disrupted due to the pandemic.
“A stable, high-speed network connection is essential in ensuring this so that both online and offline learners are offered the same rich learning experience. Reliable hardware such as our Huawei Wi-Fi AX3, is crucial in supporting hybrid learning. We believe this is a step towards harnessing future digital talents, equipped with skills and most importantly, passion about technology,” added Mr Yuan.
“In the long run, this will empower the people, propel the current workforce, stimulate the economy and help position Malaysia as the Asean Digital Hub. We believe public-private partnerships are a crucial element to achieving these aspirations and we look forward to playing our part in nurturing the future talents of tomorrow and in assisting in the digital transformation of the nation,” said Mr Yuan.
Huawei Malaysia has also worked with state governments and government agencies to ensure the continuity of teaching and learning amidst dealing with the pandemic through a variety of channels including distributing digital devices directly to underprivileged students. The company remains committed to ensuring everyone has a right to education and believes that technology can help bring learning resources to where they are needed most to support the development of education.