WITH the resumption of physical classes, Carlsberg Malaysia has given out 622 facial recognition infrared thermometers to 300 schools nationwide.
The Safer Schools Campaign, into its second year running, is aimed at providing students and teachers with a safer learning environment.
It is a testament to the brewer’s commitment in reaching out to the community in need.
Carlsberg Malaysia managing director Stefano Clini said the company had given out thermometers worth RM1.6mil to 300 SK, SJKC, and SJKT schools nationwide.
He said they received more than 400 applications for the infrared thermometers this year.
“We always believe in giving back to the local communities.
“In such trying times, we want to do our part in being an exemplary and responsible corporation to stay true to our commitment of giving back to society via this campaign.
“With all the encouraging words and positive reviews received from schools and consumers, it shows that our campaign has been successful in aiding the schools to combat the virus,” he added.
In November last year, the brewer bagged the ‘Company of the Year’ award under the manufacturing of beverage sector for the second time at the 6th edition of the Sustainability & CSR Malaysia Awards 2021.
Its Covid-19 programme — Safer Schools Campaign — was recognised as an exemplary project in providing meaningful intervention and solution for communities involved.
Both the schools and parents have found the infrared thermometers and disinfection services highly helpful in curbing the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
SJKT Persiaran Raja Muda headmaster Thamilarasu Subramaniam said the thermometers would help ensure a smooth operation of the school in Port Klang, Selangor, which has 36 teachers and 610 pupils studying in 16 classes.
The school’s parent-teacher association president Utiyasoorian Balaraman said the thermometers would also ensure that the school practises precautionary safety measures during the disease’s endemic phase.
Other than providing schools with facial recognition infrared thermometers and disinfection services, the Safer Schools Campaign has also introduced a catchy fun theme song via a music video.
This song exhibits the measures and SOPs one needs to comply with in order to fight the spread of Covid-19 in a fun and light-hearted manner.
The brewer aims to address the inevitable anxiety through this song by focusing on the positive measures everyone can collectively practise to fight the pandemic.
The song and dance in the music video is so simple that they can be practised and performed with schoolmates and teachers.
It is also a simple stress reducing workout to learn about the importance of personal hygiene and pandemic defence measures to ultimately promote good physical and mental health.
Delivered in four languages — Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mandarin and Tamil — the local artistes and social media influencers are Elica Paujin, Han Xiao Aii, and Rabbit Mac.
Check out the music video at https://youtu.be/yCV5kYw5jpE
Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Berhad was incorporated in December 1969.
They have operations in Malaysia and Singapore, with stakes in a brewery in Sri Lanka.
They also have a regional presence via exports to Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Laos, and their international portfolio of brands features ‘Probably the Best Beer In The World’ Carlsberg Danish Pilsner, Carlsberg Smooth Draught and Carlsberg Special Brew.
This Carlsberg trio is complemented by international premium brews including France’s premium wheat beer 1664 Blanc, 1664 Rosé, Japan’s No.1 premium beer Asahi Super Dry, European cider Somersby, British-inspired Connor’s Stout Porter draught, as well as US award-winning craft beer Brooklyn Brewery.
The local brands include SKOL, Royal Stout, Jolly Shandy and Nutrimalt.
For more information, visit www.carlsbergmalaysia.com.my