Kuala Lumpur: In a move to boost the proficiency of the
English language among young students of rural primary
schools in the country, CIMB Group, via its Community Link
programme, funded by CIMB Foundation, had contributed over
RM65,000 to three primary schools in Pahang. The funds will
be utilised to further develop the 'Act on Your English'
Project for Year One students of Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan
Bukit Bota, Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Bukit Segumpal and
Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Chenor.
In a recent cheque presentation ceremony held in Chenor,
Pahang, Dato' Haji Tan Mohd Aminuddin Haji Ishak, ADUN of
Chenor and Dato' Sulaiman Mohd Tahir, Executive Director of
CIMB Bank presented the cheques to the teachers from these
three schools. In Pahang alone, CIMB Group has implemented 35
projects since 2007, with total funds contributed at
"One of the main focus of Community Link projects is
education, and we emphasise on enhancing the proficiency of
the English language among the communities in Malaysia. In
2011, CIMB Foundation approved 51 education projects of this
nature, with total funding of over RM930,000 nationwide,"
Since the inception of Community Link as CIMB Group's
flagship Corporate Responsibility programme in 2007, staff
from 325 CIMB Bank and CIMB Islamic branches nationwide have
been closely involved with the communities and
non-governmental organisations to identify the needs of the
communities where they operate. 695 Community Link projects
have since been initiated with total funding amounting to
"I am proud to say that our effort today is exemplary and
signifies the commitment by our staff in improving the lives
of the less fortunate. We hope that our contribution will
further improve the standard of English among the children
from these rural schools," added Sulaiman.
Additionally, 'Back to School' kits from CIMB Foundation were
also presented to the student representatives of these three
schools. These kits were pledges by young golfers under CIMB
Junior Golf Development Programme. For every hole-in-one,
birdie, eagle or albatross the junior golfers scored during
tournaments last year, CIMB Foundation had agreed to donate
'Back to School' kits to underprivileged kids. The
kits include school uniforms, school bags, school shoe
vouchers, pencil cases and stationery items.