Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM), through its charity arm Yayasan TM (YTM), is providing free Internet access to school students from B40 families nationwide to facilitate home-based schooling during this movement control order.
The unifi Mobile #BEBAS 15GB LTE SIM cards, which come with one-year free Internet access worth RM250, were distributed to 2,000 students, bringing the total contribution to RM500,000.
The eligible students were selected by their respective schools with priority given to B40 students who will sit for major examinations this year.
Commenting on the initiative, YTM director Abdul Hamid Hashim said, “Every student has the right to equal access to education.
“We hope our humble effort will fulfil the students’ need for Internet connectivity during these challenging times so they can fully participate in online learning.
“This is even more crucial for students who will sit for important examinations this year.
“YTM will continue to support TM Group’s role as the trusted partner in nation building, with the focus on education and human capital development towards producing the digital workforce to enable Digital Malaysia,” he added.
Under the initiative, 1,200 unifi Mobile #BEBAS 15GB LTE SIM cards worth RM300,000 were distributed nationwide through Yayasan Raja Muda Selangor (300 SIM cards), district education offices (300 SIM cards) and 11 schools (600 SIM cards).
In addition, YTM also contributed another 800 SIM cards worth RM200,000 to low-income groups through TM’s corporate social responsibility programmes in support of government initiatives such as Tabung Cerdik and #MYBAIKHATI.