TO MARK its 40th anniversary, Pelangi Publishing Group (PPG) donated RM40,000 worth of books to 40 Orang Asli schools nationwide.
The books were presented to Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching during a handover ceremony at SK Bukit Bangkong (A) in Sepang, Selangor.
“We wanted to do something special to celebrate our 40 years in the publishing industry,” said PPG deputy managing director Sum Lih Kang.
“At PPG, it is important that we improve lives through meaningful ways.
“It was only fitting that we mark this milestone by uplifting and empowering the communities around us.”
The donation was also in line with the Education Ministry’s reading campaign – #MalaysiaMembaca as well as the zero dropout programme, Program Sifar Murid Cicir.
In addition, the initiative by PPG was held to foster reading interest and increase literacy among Orang Asli communities and bridge the gap between rural and urban pupils.
PPG is also supporting Kuala Lumpur’s appointment as Unesco World Book Capital 2020 by donating books to schools, community libraries and charitable organisations.
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