Carlsberg pledges RM1.5mil aid to Chinese schools


  • Nation
  • Monday, 06 Apr 2020

PETALING JAYA: Parents will naturally worry whether their children will be safe from the coronavirus infection when they return to school after the movement control order (MCO) is lifted.Timely help: Clini says handheld thermometers will be donated to Chinese primary schools.Timely help: Clini says handheld thermometers will be donated to Chinese primary schools.

To alleviate their anxiety, Carlsberg Malaysia has pledged RM1.5mil worth of aid to Chinese primary schools in the country, which includes handheld thermometers to monitor the pupils and teaching staff’s body temperature upon entering the school compound and full disinfection services at high-risk areas such as handrails, canteens, classrooms, washrooms, libraries and laboratories when classes are expected to resume on April 15.

Chinese primary schools are encouraged to apply for this aid via their headmasters, who can submit applications directly to the respective state presidents of the National Union of Heads of Schools Malaysia.Applications must be submitted before the MCO is lifted on April 14 and Carlsberg will prioritise schools within areas designated by the government as Covid-19 red zones.

Carlsberg Malaysia’s donation is made through its flagship community engagement project the Top Ten Charity campaign.

“We are meeting the immediate needs of vernacular schools by providing peace of mind to students and teachers via disinfection and preventative tools in light of the health risks posed by Covid-19, ” said Carlsberg Malaysia managing director Stefano Clini.

“This effort echoes Carlsberg Group’s response to the global Covid-19 crisis, including a RM60mil donation by Carlsberg Foundation, New Carlsberg Foundation and Tuborg Foundation via extraordinary grants in support of scientific, economic and human efforts at a time when society is challenged by the epidemic.

“The recipients include three internationally recognised coronavirus research teams, ” he said.

For more details on the Chinese school aid, applicants can email darren.ks.boo@carlsberg.asia.

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