CSR - Community

Community Investment

Empowering Indigenous Community Project
Community Investment

Empowering Indigenous Community Project

PPB has been engaging with Malaysia’s indigenous communities, the Orang Asli, since 2015 and we remain committed to helping address their need for basic amenities and improving their living conditions. We have identified their most pressing needs – the supply of clean water, sanitary facilities, electricity and proper shelter – and are focusing our efforts in these areas to meet their basic needs. We believe that communities benefiting from this programme should be fully involved, and we encourage them to take ownership of their own well-being and living conditions. To this end, and under the terms of our sponsorship, PPB purchases all materials whilst the communities supply the labour.

For the Jakun Orang Asli communities in Simpai and Tasik Cini in Pahang, we started by sponsoring the construction of wells for supply of clean water. As usage of the wells increased, and bathing in open areas had become inconvenient, we progressed to constructing bathrooms and toilets complete with septic tanks. In Gerik, Perak, where clean water can be readily obtained from nearby streams, we have sponsored the building of higher dams and piping systems to provide more convenient access. We have also sponsored the installation of solar panels to ensure electricity supply. To date, PPB has invested approximately RM120,000 to sponsor construction of the following:

2015 10 wells 158 individuals in 49 families Simpai, Pekan
2016 10 wells 244 individuals in 70 families Tanjong Gong, Tasik Cini
2017 8 toilets & bathrooms 158 individuals in 49 families Simpai, Pekan
3 toilets & bathrooms 244 individuals in 70 families Tanjong Gong, Tasik Cini
Dam with piping system & solar panels 3 villages Gerik, Perak

As part of our continuing commitment to improve the livelihoods of Orang Asli, we have in the pipeline, a project to contribute saplings and farming tools to assist them in their farming activities.

PPB Back to School Project 2017
Community Investment

PPB Back to School Project 2017

As part of our CSR activities for the community, PPB has been giving school uniforms and shoes complete with socks and shoe whitener to schoolchildren from poor families under the "Back to School" project.

This project was initiated in 2010 and aims to meet the basic needs of needy school-going children and help ease the financial burden of low-income families. It is hoped that this contribution would encourage children from poor families to continue with their education.

For 2017, the "Back to School" project was held in Muar, Johor on 24 and 25 October. PPB reached out to 1,198 students from 17 primary schools. To date, more than 10,000 primary schoolchildren from underprivileged homes have benefited from this project.

PPB-KF Welfare Fund for Perlis, Educare Project
Community Investment

PPB-KF Welfare Fund for Perlis, Educare Project

On 3 November 2017, 700 needy schoolchildren from 10 primary schools in Perlis were given vouchers worth RM100 each redeemable for school uniforms, shoes, socks, school bags and stationery under the PPB-KF Welfare Fund For Perlis "Educare Project".

The “PPB-KF Welfare Fund for Perlis” which was set up by PPB, is a RM10 million endowment fund donated by PPB for charitable and welfare activities to benefit underprivileged and poor Malaysians of all races and creed in the state of Perlis. The Fund is managed by Kuok Foundation Berhad, which has about 48 years experience in philanthropic works.

The Educare Project was launched in 2011 and has been held annually since its inception. It has todate provided aid to more than 6,000 schoolchildren in Perlis.

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