It’s been a challenging time for a lot of Malaysians, especially those who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters like floods. To lessen the burden, Honda Malaysia took the step to distribute some essential items like laptops, facemasks, face shields, and even ‘Flood Safety Kits’ to those who are in need across several states in the country.
The ‘Flood Safety Kits’ were distributed to affected people in the state of Pahang, 1,000 pieces of face shields to frontliners in Hospital Queen Elizabeth in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, and facemasks and laptops were given out to four different secondary schools in Melaka. These laptops were issued to students coming from low-income families who don’t have the necessities need to go through the Home-Based Teaching and Learning (PdPR) classes.
According to Honda Malaysia’s Managing Director and CEO, Mr Toichi Ishiyama, “The on-going battle with COVID-19 has been a great challenge for students to keep up with their studies, especially those from low-income backgrounds. With the new norm, students have no choice but to opt for online schooling. Devices such as computers become a necessity for students to cope with distance learning and this has affected students who have limited access to technology devices. We hope through our contribution the students will have a better study environment and be more motivated to continue their education.”
“Honda strives to be a company that society wants to exist. Thus, Honda wants to be with the community always, during good and bad times, coming ‘Together As One’ with Malaysians. In addition to the laptops to students, we provided 500 boxes of facemasks to 10 primary schools and 10 secondary schools in Melaka. Each school was allocated with 1,000 pieces of facemasks for the students to remain protected and adhere to the health safety Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs),” added Mr Ishiyama.