RM87,500 help for IT club in Paroi

  • Community
  • Friday, 29 Jun 2007

On tour: Mohamad (bending) watching two children using a computer at the club. Withhim are (from left) Yayasan Salam trustee Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and Hwoo Chong.

YAYASAN Salam Malaysia’s newly-opened Kelab IT Paroi (Paroi IT Club) was set up with funds donated by Philip Morris (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.  

The company’s RM87,500 contribution was used to buy the required hardware and software, furniture and to pay for renovations and trainers/administrators to run the centre.  

The club at the Kampung Paroi Community Centre near Seremban was officially opened by Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Utama Mohamad Hasan recently.  

The club operates as an IT training centre where volunteers from the foundation train community leaders on the use of technology to facilitate administration and community development. 

A nominal fee will be charged for the use of the centre to ensure that it can be sustained and managed by the community. 

Philip Morris Asia Ltd managing director Hwoo Chong said they strived to make a positive difference and they would continue to stay committed in responding to the needs of the community. 

“For us, it is not just about contributing the funds required for any project, we also want to encourage and ensure that our employees get involved in these community initiatives,” he said.  

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