Sound investment in kids’ future


(From left) Ho presenting Flex’s NiE sponsorship to Star Media Group executive editor Rozaid Abdul Rahman, Chief Reporter Alex Teng and audience  management  senior manager (north) Oun Sui Leng at the Star Northern Hub in Bayan Lepas.

(From left) Ho presenting Flex’s NiE sponsorship to Star Media Group executive editor Rozaid Abdul Rahman, Chief Reporter Alex Teng and audience management senior manager (north) Oun Sui Leng at the Star Northern Hub in Bayan Lepas.

A TECHNOLOGY solutions provider has come forward with RM10,000 sponsorship for Newspaper-in-Education (NiE) pullouts for students for the second year.

The pullouts will be given to four secondary schools.

They are Union High School, Penang Chinese Girls High School and Batu Lanchang Vocational College in Penang as well as SMK Syed Ibrahim in Kedah.

Flex Asia marketing and corporate communications director Ho Chu Hor said Flex was proud to partner with The Star in its NiE programme.

“At Flex, we share our time, talent and resources to make the communities where we live and work more prosperous.

“We provide opportunities for decent work, entrepreneurship and upward mobility.

“It is our hope that through this partnership, we can jointly ensure quality education for everyone and promote lifelong learning,” he said during the presentation ceremony held at the Star Northern Hub in Bayan Lepas.

Ho said that with NiE, students would be exposed to news articles, helping them enhance their English.

“By educating the young through NiE, we are investing in their future and it is necessary to inculcate the habit of reading to ensure they are fluent in English,” he said.

Formerly called Flextronics, Flex made its appearance in Malaysia in 1988.

The sketch-to-scale technology solutions provider now has 12 facilities spread across Penang, Selangor and Johor.

It is one of the largest employers in the country, with over 18,000 employees and is looking to hire thousands more local employees.

Ho said products made in Malaysia included soundbars, WiFi music systems, portable Bluetooth speakers and in-ear sports headphones, servers, switches and controllers as well as all-in-one printers, large format printers and solar modules.