Telco donates 110 refurbished desktops to schools, PPR community centres

SJK (T) Saint Mary headmaster Subramaniam Ramalingam (left) showing a desktop given by Maxis through the initiative. With him are parents of pupils from the school in Parit Buntar, Perak.

CONTINUING its commitment to provide greater access to the Internet and digital learning, Maxis is contributing refurbished desktops to several schools and community centres as part of the #MyBaikHati initiative.

To date, Maxis has distributed 100 desktops with WiFi adapters to 29 schools in Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Kelantan, Terengganu, Perak, Pahang, Negri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor, as well as 10 desktops to people’s housing projects (PPR) community centres in Penang.

Meanwhile, Maxis will be distributing another 310 desktops and laptops to other locations in the coming months, including 40 laptops contributed by Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd for the initiative.

The desktops and laptops will also enable more students to register for or access eKelas, Maxis’ flagship community programme.

The portal continues to be available to students, with digital activities, including additional YouTube Live sessions with quizzes and games-based learning.

In a separate initiative, Maxis has also contributed 57 Vivo Y12 smartphone units, Hotlink SIM packs and reload top-up with a value of RM90 to the Health Ministry’s Greater Klang Valley Special Task Force at MAEPS, Serdang in Selangor, to support their communication needs.

The contribution will enable the special taskforce — comprising doctors and counsellors — to virtually monitor Covid-19 patients who are under home quarantine, as well as provide virtual counselling session to frontliners.

“We are glad to do our part for the #MYBaikHati initiative to enable more people to leverage technology.

“We look forward to continuing our efforts and encourage the public to donate their pre-loved devices under this initiative,” said Maxis chief corporate affairs officer Mariam Bevi Batcha.

“I know that students have more fun and enjoy learning with the help of digital tools, so we want to thank Maxis for this contribution,” said Anne Soosay Selvam, a teacher at SK Bukit Tembakau in Melaka.

“We are grateful to Maxis for their contribution in enabling digital learning,” said SK Keting, Kelantan, teacher Azmi Aziz.

The #MYBaikHati initiative, which was announced earlier by Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, is a crowdsourcing programme facilitated by the telecommunications industry to collect and refurbish pre-loved devices, including laptops, tablets and/or 4G smartphones donated by the public.

The devices will be distributed to students from B40 families as well as schools that need additional desktops for their computer labs.

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